Dirksen Junior High School



Dirksen Junior High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Dirksen Junior High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 200
7 224
8 193
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Dirksen Junior High School is a public elementary school located in Joliet, IL in the Joliet Psd 86 School District. It enrolls 617 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 13.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 617
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 44.77

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Dirksen Junior High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 330
(53%)
5,979
(52%)
 Female 287
(47%)
5,597
(48%)

Dirksen Junior High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 244
(40%)
6,123
(53%)
 Black 214
(35%)
3,144
(27%)
 White 125
(20%)
1,669
(14%)
 Two or More 24
(4%)
549
(5%)
 Asian 8
(1%)
68
(1%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
21
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)

Dirksen Junior High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 428
(69%)
8,170
(71%)
 Not Eligible 156
(25%)
2,785
(24%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 33
(5%)
621
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Dirksen Junior High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (74.7%) is higher than the state average of 54.0%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Dirksen Junior High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 555
2006 517
2007 484
2008 489
2009 488
2010 582
2011 619
2012 617

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.3
2006 13.3
2007 16.1
2008 12.6
2009 12.5
2010 14.9
2011 15.1
2012 13.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.67567567567568
2006 0.63636363636364
2007 0.73140495867769
2008 0.64621676891616
2009 0.84016393442623
2010 0.76116838487973
2011 0.73667205169628
2012 0.74716369529984

Compare Dirksen Junior High School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,380.0% 13.8:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 74.7%
 

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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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