Washington Junior High & Academy Program

  • Washington Junior High & Academy Program serves 829 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Washington Junior High & Academy Program 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 student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Washington Junior High & Academy Program places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • Washington Junior High & Academy Program's student population of 829 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students829 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Washington Junior High & Academy Program 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 Washington Junior High & Academy Program is 0.59, 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#2509 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Washington Junior High & Academy Program and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
55%
26%
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Black
33%
17%
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White
7%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Washington Junior High & Academy Program. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.590.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Washington Junior High & Academy Program and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJoliet PSD 86 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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