Prairie Central Junior High School

  • Prairie Central Junior High School serves 282 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 38% (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 48% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Prairie Central Junior High School's student population of 282 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students282 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Prairie Central Junior High School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Prairie Central Junior High School is 0.17, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#785 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Prairie Central Junior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
1%
26%
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Black
n/a
17%
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White
91%
49%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score0.170.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Prairie Central 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 NamePrairie Central CUSD 8 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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