2611 W 48th St
Chicago, IL 60632
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Shields Middle School serves 594 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 2018-19 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.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 594 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Shields Middle School's student population of 594 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
Total Students
594 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Shields Middle School is ranked within the bottom 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 Shields Middle School is 0.04, 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
#3238 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
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
n/a
5%
Hispanic
98%
27%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
1%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.04
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
44%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
4%
5%
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: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 594 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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