800 N Wood St
Forrest, IL 61741
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Prairie Central Jr High School serves 251 students in grades 7-8.
Prairie Central Jr High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 251 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Prairie Central Jr High School's student population of 251 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
251 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Prairie Central Jr High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Prairie Central Jr High School is 0.21, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#889 out of 3655 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
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15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
6%
27%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
89%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.21
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 251 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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