Pontiac Junior High School

  • Pontiac Junior High School serves 208 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35% (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 59% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Pontiac Junior High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

Top Placements

Pontiac Junior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • Pontiac Junior High School's student population of 208 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 28% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students208 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pontiac Junior High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 14:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pontiac Junior High School is 0.64, 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#885 out of 3679 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
9%
26%
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Black
50%
17%
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White
32%
49%
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Two or more races
7%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pontiac Junior High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.640.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePontiac-W Holliday SD 105 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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