West Jr High School

840 Royal Heights Rd
Belleville, IL 62226
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 412 students in grades 7-8, West Jr High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 30%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 412 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • : Bottom 50% in IL
  • : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • : 31% (Top 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

West Jr High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

West Jr High School's student population of 412 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
412 students
This chart display total students of West Jr High School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of West Jr High School
Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of West Jr High School by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of West Jr High School by grade.

School Rankings

West Jr High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,426 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of West Jr High School is 0.57, 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.
This School
State Level (IL)
#2026 out of 3426 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of West Jr High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
(20-21)
11%
28%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West Jr High School 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 2020-21 school year data.
31%
30%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of West Jr High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
35-39%
50%
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of West Jr High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in West Jr High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
4%
27%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in West Jr High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
58%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in West Jr High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
31%
47%
This chart display the percentage of White students in West Jr High School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in West Jr High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Jr High School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Illinois.
0.57
This chart display the diversity score of West Jr High School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in West Jr High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Jr High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is West Jr High School's ranking?
West Jr High School is ranked #2026 out of 3,426 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are West Jr High School often compared to?
West Jr High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like St Libory Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
11% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 31% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% IL state average).
How many students attend West Jr High School?
412 students attend West Jr High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
58% of West Jr High School students are Black, 31% of students are White, 6% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West Jr High School?
West Jr High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does West Jr High School offer ?
West Jr High School offers enrollment in grades 7-8
What school district is West Jr High School part of?
West Jr High School is part of Belleville SD 118 School District.

School Reviews

5   11/10/2021
This is an excellent school for me. You don't get in trouble for no reason. They are only attempting to keep our school safe while also providing a variety of services. They're also excellent supervisors. We also have excellent role models, such as Mr. Cotto and Mrs. Reinhold. Mrs. Parkerwilliams and Mrs. Stevens, as well as Mr. Kinder and Mrs. Fisher, are just a few of the role models.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - La'Niah Hodges
4   10/25/2021
school is great they only need work on the dress code because what will holes in pants do so bad for the school, also needs help on the supervisors you get Nunes for nothing but a good school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Jacarri Mullen
1   3/3/2020
This school is so bad they are always getting people in trouble for no reason please help this school get better.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - jalynn jacksosn
5   2/11/2020
Best school, really enjoy having quarter classes, especially Computers with Mr. Hesse.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Brendon

Review West Jr High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Recent Articles

Waiting for Superman: The Heroes and the Villains of Education
Waiting for Superman: The Heroes and the Villains of Education
The latest educational documentary paints a controversial picture of today's educational problems and the right solutions. Learn about both sides of the debate stirred by Waiting for Superman.
Yoga in Schools: Good Fitness or Religious Indoctrination?
Yoga in Schools: Good Fitness or Religious Indoctrination?
We delve into the recent controversy over teaching of Yoga in public schools. While some see it as a healthy way for children to gain strength and flexibility, some parents are viewing it a religious indoctrination.
Pros And Cons Of Using Technology In The Classroom
Pros And Cons Of Using Technology In The Classroom
Learn about the pros and cons of using technology in the classroom.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 412 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • : 31% (Top 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Related School Videos

Quick Links