Shepherd Middle School

  • Shepherd Middle School serves 407 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 29% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Shepherd Middle School's student population of 407 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students407 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Shepherd Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Shepherd Middle School is 0.36, 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#1718 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
14%
26%
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Black
3%
17%
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White
79%
49%
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Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.360.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOttawa ESD 141 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • Ottawa Mckinley Elementary School Magnet School
    Grades: PK-4 | 374 students
    0.5 miles
    1320 State St
    Ottawa, IL 61350
    (815)433-1907
    0.5 PK-4 374
  • Ottawa Central Intermediate School Magnet School
    Grades: 5-6 | 437 students
    1.6 miles
    711 E Mckinley Rd
    Ottawa, IL 61350
    (815)433-3761
    1.6 5-6 437
  • Ottawa Ottawa Township High School Magnet School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1374 students
    1.6 miles
    211 E Main St
    Ottawa, IL 61350
    (815)433-1323
    1.6 9-12 1374
  • Peru Lmp Roe Alternative School
    Magnet School
    Grades: 6-12 | 34 students
    1.7 miles
    2233 6th St
    Peru, IL 61354
    (815)220-3560
    1.7 6-12 34
  • Ottawa Lmp Roe Taoep Alternative School
    Magnet School
    Grades: 6-12 | 12 students
    1.7 miles
    119 W Madison
    Ottawa, IL 61350
    (815)434-0780
    1.7 6-12 12

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