Larsen Middle School

  • Larsen Middle School serves 707 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 21% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Larsen Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Larsen Middle School's student population of 707 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students707 students
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Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Larsen Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,679 schools in Illinois (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Larsen Middle School is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#2664 out of 3679 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
9%
5%
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Hispanic
71%
26%
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Black
5%
17%
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White
12%
49%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Larsen Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.470.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Larsen Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Larsen Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSD U-46 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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hey i'm an 8th grader here and i love this school i love the diversity in the people i love the learning i really do like this school and i know some parents are probably worried about the drug use and stuff and it is here but it's not too openly talked about or widely used. the people are mostly good and the learning is good. some of the teachers are questionable, but i guess that's life. i like this place.
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