Northwestern Junior High School

  • Northwestern Junior High School serves 43 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 11-19% (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 20-29% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.

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School Overview

  • Northwestern Junior High School's student population of 43 students has declined by 36% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 5 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students43 students
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Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northwestern Junior High School's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has increased from 7:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Northwestern Junior High School is 0.00, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. 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#1892 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)11-19%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-29%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Northwestern Junior 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio9:116:1
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Hispanic
n/a
26%
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Black
n/a
17%
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White
100%
49%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Northwestern Junior High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Scoren/a0.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Northwestern Junior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorthwestern CUSD 2 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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