Oliver W Holmes Middle School

  • Oliver W Holmes Middle School serves 759 students in grades 6-8.
  • 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 24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Oliver W Holmes Middle School's student population of 759 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students759 students
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Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Oliver W Holmes Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Oliver W Holmes Middle School is 0.42, 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#2586 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
74%
26%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
17%
49%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.420.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWheeling CCSD 21 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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