Southwestern Middle School

  • Southwestern Middle School serves 235 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 42% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black and American Indian), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Southwestern Middle School's student population of 235 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students235 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southwestern Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Southwestern Middle School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. 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#1715 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
n/a
26%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
95%
49%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Southwestern Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.100.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Southwestern Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouthwestern CUSD 9 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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