Plank Junior High School

510 Secretariat Ln
Oswego, IL 60543
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 750 students in grades 6-8, Plank Junior High School ranks in the bottom 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 16% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 750 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • : Bottom 50% in IL
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • : 29% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Plank Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

Plank Junior High School's student population of 750 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
750 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
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School Rankings

Plank Junior High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,663 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Plank Junior High School is 0.66, 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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (IL)
#1901 out of 3663 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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16%
28%
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29%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
41%
27%
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Black
9%
17%
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White
41%
47%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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0.66
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Plank Junior High School's ranking?
Plank Junior High School is ranked #1901 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Plank Junior High School often compared to?
Plank Junior High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Sam Rotolo Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
16% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
How many students attend Plank Junior High School?
750 students attend Plank Junior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
41% of Plank Junior High School students are Hispanic, 41% of students are White, 9% of students are Black, 5% of students are Asian, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Plank Junior High School?
Plank Junior High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Plank Junior High School offer ?
Plank Junior High School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Plank Junior High School part of?
Plank Junior High School is part of CUSD 308 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 750 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • : 29% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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