Po Box 70
Piasa, IL 62079
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Southwestern Middle School serves 211 students in grades 7-8.
Southwestern Middle 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 211 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Southwestern Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Southwestern Middle School's student population of 211 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
211 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
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School Rankings

Southwestern Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,663 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Southwestern 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1249 out of 3663 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
32%
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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
1%
5%
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Hispanic
1%
27%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
95%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.10
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Southwestern Middle School's ranking?

Southwestern Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).

How many students attend Southwestern Middle School?

211 students attend Southwestern Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

95% of Southwestern Middle School students are White, 2% of students are Black, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What grades does Southwestern Middle School offer ?

Southwestern Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8

What school district is Southwestern Middle School part of?

Southwestern Middle School is part of Southwestern Community Unit School District 9.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 211 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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