Shields Middle School

2611 W 48th St
Chicago, IL 60632
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Shields Middle School serves 605 students in grades 5-8.
Shields Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10% (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 14% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Shields Middle School's student population of 605 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students605 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Shields Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Rankings

Shields Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Shields Middle School is 0.10, 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
#3289 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
10%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
14%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
Hispanic
95%
26%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
2%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.100.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Shields Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
4%
5%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity Of Chicago 299 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Shields Middle School is Back Of The Yards Ib High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Acero Chtr - Officer Marquez Cmps (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago Acero Chtr - Officer Marquez Cmps Charter School
    Math: 20% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 576 students
    0.4 miles
    2916 W 47th St
    Chicago, IL 60632
    (773) 321-2200
    0.4 K-8 576
  • Chicago Christopher Elementary School Math: 7% | Reading: 14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 381 students
    0.4 miles
    5042 S Artesian Ave
    Chicago, IL 60632
    (773) 535-9375
    0.4 K-8 381
  • Chicago Acero Chtr - Rufino Tamayo Campus Charter School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 287 students
    0.5 miles
    5135 S California
    Chicago, IL 60632
    (773) 434-6355
    0.5 K-8 287
  • Chicago Acero Chtr-brighton Park Campus Charter School
    Math: 21% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 570 students
    0.5 miles
    4420 S Fairfield Ave
    Chicago, IL 60632
    (312) 455-5434
    0.5 K-8 570
  • Chicago Back Of The Yards Ib High School Math: 32% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,064 student
    0.6 miles
    2111 W 47th St
    Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 535-7320
    0.6 9-12 1,064

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