Mercer County Jr High School

203 N Washington St
Joy, IL 61260
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
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Top 50%
Serving 206 students in grades 7-8, Mercer County Jr High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is approximately equal to the Illinois state average of 30%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 206 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • : Top 50% in IL
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Mercer County Jr High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Mercer County Jr High School's student population of 206 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
206 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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School Rankings

Mercer County Jr High School ranks within the top 50% of all 3,426 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Mercer County Jr High School is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (IL)
#1538 out of 3426 schools
(Top 50%)
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(20-21)
15-19%
28%
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30-34%
30%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mercer County Jr High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
2%
27%
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Black
n/a
17%
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White
94%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.12
This chart display the diversity score of Mercer County Jr High School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mercer County Jr High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mercer County Jr High School's ranking?
Mercer County Jr High School is ranked #1538 out of 3,426 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% IL state average).
How many students attend Mercer County Jr High School?
206 students attend Mercer County Jr High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
94% of Mercer County Jr High School students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mercer County Jr High School?
Mercer County Jr High School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Mercer County Jr High School offer ?
Mercer County Jr High School offers enrollment in grades 7-8
What school district is Mercer County Jr High School part of?
Mercer County Jr High School is part of Mercer County School District 404.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 206 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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