Best Public Schools in Bement, IL


The city of Bement, Illinois is home to 3 public schools serving students from elementary through high school: Bement Elementary School, Bement High School, and Bement Middle School. While the district as a whole faces academic challenges, Bement CUSD 5 has one standout performer in Bement Middle School, which consistently ranks among the top 20% of Illinois middle schools.

Bement Middle School stands out with strong academic performance, with 61-65% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 25-50% proficient or better in Mathematics across grades 6-8. This is significantly higher than the district and state averages. In contrast, Bement Elementary School and Bement High School have struggled more academically, with Bement Elementary ranking in the bottom 40-60% of Illinois elementary schools and Bement High School ranking in the middle 40-50% of Illinois high schools.

Across the district, racial demographics are fairly homogeneous, with white students making up 87-91% of the student populations. Attendance is also a concern, with Bement High School having a very high chronic absenteeism rate of 41.9%. Spending per student varies significantly, from $11,614 at Bement Middle to $17,335 at Bement High, suggesting potential resource disparities between the schools. Overall, the Bement school district has opportunities to replicate the success of Bement Middle School, address attendance and resource issues, and implement targeted improvement strategies to raise academic achievement for all students.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education.

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