Wm F Gurrie Middle School

1001 S Spring Ave
La Grange, IL 60525
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Wm F Gurrie Middle School serves 309 students in grades 7-8.
Wm F Gurrie Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (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 50% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Wm F Gurrie Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Wm F Gurrie Middle School's student population of 309 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students309 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

Wm F Gurrie Middle School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Wm F Gurrie Middle School is 0.56, 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
#1049 out of 3672 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
39%
26%
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Black
3%
17%
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White
54%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.560.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLa Grange 105 South School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Wm F Gurrie Middle School is Lyons Township High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Highlands Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Spring Ave Elementary School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • La Grange Spring Ave Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-6 | 320 students
    0.0 miles
    1001 S Spring Ave
    La Grange, IL 60525
    (708) 482-2710
    0 K-6 320
  • La Grange Seventh Ave Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-6 | 248 students
    0.6 miles
    701 7th Ave
    La Grange, IL 60525
    (708) 482-2730
    0.6 K-6 248
  • La Grange Ideal Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 272 students
    0.9 miles
    9901 W 58th St
    La Grange, IL 60525
    (708) 482-2750
    0.9 K-6 272
  • La Grange Cossitt Ave Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-6 | 540 students
    1.2 miles
    115 W Cossitt Ave
    La Grange, IL 60525
    (708) 482-2450
    1.2 K-6 540
  • La Grange Highlands Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-4 | 498 students
    1.2 miles
    5850 Laurel Ave
    La Grange, IL 60525
    (708) 579-6886
    1.2 PK-4 498

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