Lynne Thigpen Elementary School

207 S Midland Ave
Joliet, IL 60436
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Lynne Thigpen Elementary School serves 657 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Lynne Thigpen Elementary 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 16% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Lynne Thigpen Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Lynne Thigpen Elementary School's student population of 657 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students657 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

Lynne Thigpen Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Lynne Thigpen Elementary School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3152 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
44%
26%
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Black
30%
17%
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White
16%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.690.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJoliet PSD 86 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Lynne Thigpen Elementary School is Joliet West High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Dirksen Junior High School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Joliet Dirksen Junior High School Math: 13% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 707 students
    0.0 miles
    203 S Midland Ave
    Joliet, IL 60436
    (815) 729-1566
    0 6-8 707
  • Joliet Pershing Elementary School Math: 11% | Reading: 15%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 588 students
    0.5 miles
    251 N Midland Ave
    Joliet, IL 60435
    (815) 725-0986
    0.5 K-5 588
  • Joliet Joliet West High School Math: 24% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 3,310 students
    0.9 miles
    401 N Larkin Ave
    Joliet, IL 60435
    (815) 727-6940
    0.9 9-12 3,310
  • Joliet Rockdale Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 275 students
    0.9 miles
    715 Meadow Ave
    Joliet, IL 60436
    (815) 725-5321
    0.9 K-8 275
  • Joliet Farragut Elementary School Math: 5% | Reading: 7%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 682 students
    1.2 miles
    701 Glenwood Ave
    Joliet, IL 60435
    (815) 723-0394
    1.2 K-5 682

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