Prairie Junior High School

11910 S Kostner Ave
Alsip, IL 60803
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Prairie Junior High School serves 371 students in grades 7-8.
Prairie Junior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (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 49% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Prairie Junior High School's student population of 371 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students371 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Rankings

Prairie Junior High School is ranked within the top 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 Prairie 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1314 out of 3655 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
38%
26%
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Black
17%
17%
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White
41%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.660.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlsip-Hazlgrn-Oaklwn 126 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Prairie Junior High School is Chicago High School For Agricult Sciences (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hamlin Upper Grade Center (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Stony Creek Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Alsip Stony Creek Elementary School Math: 25% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 669 students
    0.3 miles
    11700 S Kolin Ave
    Alsip, IL 60803
    (708) 371-0220
    0.3 PK-6 669
  • Alsip Lane Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 240 students
    0.5 miles
    4600 W 123rd St
    Alsip, IL 60803
    (708) 371-0720
    0.5 PK-6 240
  • Alsip Hamlin Upper Grade Center Math: 30% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 222 students
    0.8 miles
    12150 S Hamlin Ave
    Alsip, IL 60803
    (708) 597-1550
    0.8 6-8 222
  • Alsip Hazelgreen Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 302 students
    0.8 miles
    11751 S Lawler Ave
    Alsip, IL 60803
    (708) 371-5351
    0.8 PK-6 302
  • Chicago Chicago High School For Agricult Sciences Magnet School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 718 students
    1.2 miles
    3857 W 111th St
    Chicago, IL 60655
    (773) 535-2500
    1.2 9-12 718

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