Washington School District 52


The Washington School District 52 in Illinois is home to two schools: Lincoln Grade School, an elementary school, and Washington Middle School. While both schools perform reasonably well, the data suggests that Washington Middle School is a standout, ranking in the top 14% of Illinois middle schools and consistently earning high ratings from SchoolDigger.

Washington Middle School's academic performance is particularly impressive, with 40-56% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 39-50% proficient in math, outpacing the state averages. The school's science proficiency rates are even more remarkable, with 72.8% of 5th graders and 86.7% of 8th graders scoring proficient or better, well above the state averages. Additionally, the school has a relatively low chronic absenteeism rate of 10.5%, compared to 11.3% at Lincoln Grade School.

In contrast, while Lincoln Grade School performs reasonably well, its statewide ranking has declined from the top 16% of Illinois elementary schools in 2020-2021 to the top 35% in 2022-2023. The school's academic proficiency rates, while above the state average in some areas, are generally lower than the middle school's performance. Furthermore, Lincoln Grade School has a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (30.58%) compared to the middle school (22.28%), suggesting a greater concentration of students from lower-income households in the elementary school.

District Detail

 303 Jackson St
Washington, IL 61571-1473

 (309) 444-4182

SchoolDigger Rank:
219th of 823 Illinois districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-8
Students: 843

Primary Schools: 1
Middle Schools: 1
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0

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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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