Waterloo Junior High School

  • Waterloo Junior High School serves 598 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Waterloo Junior High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Waterloo Junior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • Waterloo Junior High School's student population of 598 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students598 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Waterloo Junior High School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Waterloo Junior High 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#230 out of 3672 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
2%
26%
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Black
n/a
17%
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White
95%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.100.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Waterloo Junior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaterloo CUSD 5 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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