Pontiac Junior High School

600 N Morrow St
Pontiac, IL 61764
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Pontiac Junior High School serves 367 students in grades 6-8.
Pontiac Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 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 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Pontiac Junior High School's student population of 367 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students367 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Rankings

Pontiac Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Pontiac Junior High School is 0.29, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2772 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
7%
26%
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Black
3%
17%
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White
84%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.290.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePontiac CCSD 429 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Pontiac Junior High School is Livingston County Crossroads Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Graymont Elementary School (8.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Washington Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pontiac Washington Elementary School Math: 14% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 4-5 | 269 students
    0.1 miles
    400 N Morrow St
    Pontiac, IL 61764
    (815) 844-3687
    0.1 4-5 269
  • Pontiac Livingston County Crossroads Academy Special Education School
    Grades: 9 | 21 students
    0.4 miles
    1305 E Indiana Ave
    Pontiac, IL 61764
    (815) 844-5749
    0.4 9 21
  • Pontiac Pontiac High School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 647 students
    0.4 miles
    1100 E Indiana Ave
    Pontiac, IL 61764
    (815) 844-6113
    0.4 9-12 647
  • Pontiac Central Elementary School
    Grades: PK-1 | 377 students
    0.6 miles
    117 W Livingston St
    Pontiac, IL 61764
    (815) 844-3023
    0.6 PK-1 377
  • Pontiac Lincoln Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 2-3 | 233 students
    0.8 miles
    514 S Main St
    Pontiac, IL 61764
    (815) 844-3924
    0.8 2-3 233

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