Parkside Junior High School

  • Parkside Junior High School serves 745 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 33% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 39% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Parkside Junior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 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 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Parkside Junior High School's student population of 745 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students745 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Parkside Junior High School is ranked within the top 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 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Parkside Junior High School is 0.49, 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#1477 out of 3679 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
9%
26%
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Black
13%
17%
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White
70%
49%
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Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Parkside Junior High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.490.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Parkside Junior High 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 NameMclean County USD 5 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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This school has several less than competent teachers that administrators will do nothing about. They have a lot of violence in the school as do most of the Unit 5 jr. high and high schools. Case in point, the child beaten to death at Kingsley Junior High. Unit 5 also passed on a pedophile with a recommendation to Champaign-Urbana. The district tests well because the children are well-prepared due to their home lives. In general a majority of the students come from professional families who work for State Farm or the universities.
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