Western Jr High School
Western Jr High School serves 181 students in grades 6-8.
Western Jr High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).
Western Jr High School's student population of 181 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers (18-19)
Students by Grade
Western Jr High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Western Jr High School is 0.13, 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
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2124 out of 3655 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education
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