Thomas Middle School

Public 6-8

 1430 N Belmont Ave
       Arlington Heights, IL  60004-4832


(847) 398-4260

District: Arlington Heights School District 25

SchoolDigger Rank:
175th of 1,367 Illinois Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,163 Help


Feeder schools for Thomas Middle School:

Elementary:    Greenbrier Elementary School
    Ivy Hill Elementary School
    Olive-Mary Stitt School
    Patton Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.3 Help
Number of students:  961

Racial breakdown:

White:
71.6%
Asian:
15.3%
Hispanic:
9.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  14.5% Help


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Compare Details Thomas Middle School ranks better than 87.2% of middle schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.42. (See more...)
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Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (71.6%), Asian (15.3%), Hispanic (9.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Thomas Middle School is 13.3. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Thomas Middle School is $16,163.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Thomas Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Thomas Middle School 175th of 1367 Illinois public middle schools. (See Thomas Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Arlington Heights School District 25:

SchoolDigger ranks Arlington Heights School District 25 83rd of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Thomas Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Thomas Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 90.00 70th 1185 94.1%
2004 88.53 84th 1204 93.0%
2005 90.88 36th 1209 97.0%
2006 85.96 85th 1272 93.3%
2007 86.34 70th 1287 94.6%
2008 84.59 101st 1293 92.2%
2009 86.49 71st 1318 94.6%
2010 85.88 76th 1327 94.3%
2011 87.99 46th 1344 96.6%
2012 86.23 78th 1365 94.3%
2013 91.39 61st 1367 95.5%
2014 88.91 104th 1322 92.1%
2015 98.13 32nd 1302 97.5%
2016 94.34 48th 1294 96.3%
2017 92.43 74th 1293 94.3%
2018 89.99 96th 1293 92.6%
2019 90.90 86th 1356 93.7%
2021 82.64 167th 1241 86.5%
2022 80.60 213th 1369 84.4%
2023 84.42 175th 1367 87.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Thomas Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 59.04 68th 339 79.9%
2021 63.93 30th 277 89.2%
2022 50.33 144th 454 68.3%
2023 45.65 203rd 480 57.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Thomas Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.23 155th 602 74.3%
2019 70.70 110th 792 86.1%
2021 46.01 212th 548 61.3%
2022 52.26 213th 781 72.7%
2023 34.84 470th 805 41.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Thomas Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.61 155th 1161 86.6%
2019 85.24 90th 1217 92.6%
2021 81.30 85th 1019 91.7%
2022 64.89 292nd 1221 76.1%
2023 78.56 144th 1234 88.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Thomas Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.92 111th 1226 90.9%
2019 89.99 93rd 1276 92.7%
2021 78.12 176th 1017 82.7%
2022 77.63 236th 1286 81.6%
2023 84.18 153rd 1275 88.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Thomas Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 55.53 202nd 674 70.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Thomas Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.86 88th 1223 92.8%
2019 89.85 95th 1296 92.7%
2021 79.44 149th 1048 85.8%
2022 81.24 175th 1286 86.4%
2023 82.51 181st 1292 86.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Thomas Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.98 68th 209 67.5%
2019 69.03 49th 201 75.6%
2021 61.66 42nd 112 62.5%
2022 56.95 88th 198 55.6%
2023 72.21 46th 192 76.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Thomas Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 76.81 65th 573 88.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Thomas Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.00 135th 590 77.1%
2019 53.54 258th 639 59.6%
2021 67.42 100th 517 80.7%
2022 60.63 188th 662 71.6%
2023 72.71 123rd 661 81.4%
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Rank History for White students at Thomas Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.19 129th 889 85.5%
2019 79.89 134th 905 85.2%
2021 64.78 246th 813 69.7%
2022 62.21 293rd 898 67.4%
2023 66.05 252nd 895 71.8%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Thomas Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 655 5 34 9 1 n/a n/a 0 704
1989 661 2 28 24 n/a n/a n/a 0 715
1990 662 5 29 11 n/a n/a n/a 0 707
1991 643 5 34 20 1 n/a n/a 0 703
1992 651 4 39 30 2 n/a n/a 0 726
1993 605 1 39 15 2 n/a n/a 0 662
1994 645 4 28 18 0 n/a n/a 0 695
1995 701 8 29 15 0 n/a n/a 0 753
1996 701 8 29 15 0 n/a n/a 0 753
1997 700 8 38 18 0 n/a n/a 0 764
1998 725 4 32 17 1 n/a n/a 0 779
1999 717 6 26 15 0 n/a n/a 0 764
2000 740 7 29 20 1 n/a n/a 0 797
2001 755 7 39 31 3 n/a n/a 0 835
2002 749 7 33 34 5 n/a n/a 0 828
2003 749 7 33 34 5 n/a n/a 0 828
2004 754 8 37 38 3 n/a n/a 0 840
2005 751 7 40 40 5 n/a n/a 0 843
2006 756 12 46 32 2 n/a n/a 0 848
2007 738 11 58 34 2 n/a n/a 3 846
2008 749 19 61 36 0 n/a n/a 7 872
2009 747 13 64 34 0 n/a n/a 10 868
2010 749 15 58 36 0 n/a n/a 11 869
2011 731 12 58 31 1 0 9 0 842
2012 723 10 64 43 1 0 17 0 858
2013 759 11 73 49 1 0 0 0 893
2014 759 11 93 63 1 1 15 0 943
2015 741 9 89 56 1 1 17 0 914
2016 753 7 91 67 0 1 29 0 948
2017 745 7 109 80 1 0 20 0 962
2018 734 7 118 89 1 0 25 0 974
2019 682 8 136 79 0 0 23 0 928
2020 703 24 126 67 1 1 19 0 941
2021 700 20 138 68 1 2 15 0 944
2022 707 20 144 77 1 2 15 0 966
2023 688 12 147 89 1 3 21 0 961

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Thomas Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 704 46.5 15.1 n/a
1989 715 48.8 14.6 n/a
1990 707 49.5 14.2 n/a
1991 703 48.0 14.6 n/a
1992 726 46.0 15.7 n/a
1993 662 47.0 14.1 n/a
1994 695 47.1 14.8 n/a
1995 753 51.0 14.8 n/a
1996 753 51.0 14.8 n/a
1997 764 50.4 15.2 n/a
1998 779 53.5 14.6 n/a
1999 764 53.5 14.3 n/a
2000 797 55.5 14.4 n/a
2001 835 58.5 14.3 n/a
2002 828 60.5 13.7 5
2003 828 60.5 13.7 5
2004 840 57.5 14.6 5.7
2005 843 58.2 14.5 6.2
2006 848 59.3 14.3 7
2007 846 54.0 15.7 7.8
2008 872 54.0 16.1 8.2
2009 868 62.3 13.9 7.1
2010 869 62.3 13.9 8.6
2011 842 61.8 13.6 8.7
2012 858 63.3 13.5 9.2
2013 893 110.3 8.0 6.8
2014 943 68.2 13.8 5.9
2015 914 67.0 13.6 4.7
2016 948 70.0 13.5 5.6
2017 962 71.0 13.5 4.8
2018 974 72.7 13.3 10
2019 928 71.4 12.9 9.3
2020 941 71.9 13.0 9.5
2021 944 n/a n/a n/a
2022 966 72.6 13.3 15
2023 961 72.1 13.3 14.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Thomas Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 704 46.5 15.1 n/a
1989 715 48.8 14.6 n/a
1990 707 49.5 14.2 n/a
1991 703 48.0 14.6 n/a
1992 726 46.0 15.7 n/a
1993 662 47.0 14.1 n/a
1994 695 47.1 14.8 n/a
1995 753 51.0 14.8 n/a
1996 753 51.0 14.8 n/a
1997 764 50.4 15.2 n/a
1998 779 53.5 14.6 n/a
1999 764 53.5 14.3 n/a
2000 797 55.5 14.4 n/a
2001 835 58.5 14.3 n/a
2002 828 60.5 13.7 5
2003 828 60.5 13.7 5
2004 840 57.5 14.6 5.7
2005 843 58.2 14.5 6.2
2006 848 59.3 14.3 7
2007 846 54.0 15.7 7.8
2008 872 54.0 16.1 8.2
2009 868 62.3 13.9 7.1
2010 869 62.3 13.9 8.6
2011 842 61.8 13.6 8.7
2012 858 63.3 13.5 9.2
2013 893 110.3 8.0 6.8
2014 943 68.2 13.8 5.9
2015 914 67.0 13.6 4.7
2016 948 70.0 13.5 5.6
2017 962 71.0 13.5 4.8
2018 974 72.7 13.3 10
2019 928 71.4 12.9 9.3
2020 941 71.9 13.0 9.5
2021 944 n/a n/a n/a
2022 966 72.6 13.3 15
2023 961 72.1 13.3 14.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMeningococcal
201599.1%99.2%99.2%99.2%98.9%98.5%99.2%
201698.9%99.1%99.1%99.1%98.6%97.3%35.8%
201797.8%97.8%97.8%97.8%97.9%97.7%98.0%67.9%
201898.3%98.2%98.3%98.3%98.4%98.0%98.5%97.9%
201999.3%99.3%99.4%99.4%99.0%97.9%99.4%98.2%
202199.2%99.3%99.3%99.3%98.9%98.9%98.8%96.9%
202299.1%99.0%99.0%99.0%98.9%97.9%99.0%96.7%
202399.1%98.3%98.3%98.3%98.6%97.9%98.5%95.1%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Thomas Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $266 (1.9%) $13,462 (98.1%) $13,728
2020 $425 (3.1%) $13,328 (96.9%) $13,753
2021 $728 (4.9%) $14,078 (95.1%) $14,807
2022 $728 (4.9%) $14,078 (95.1%) $14,807
2023 $734 (4.5%) $15,429 (95.5%) $16,163

Data source: Illinois Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Thomas Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 86th of 1356 Middle schoolsRanks 175th of 1367 Middle schools
 6.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Thomas Middle School)55.549.7
 5.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Arlington Heights School District 25)57.752.8
 4.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)3534.2
 0.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Thomas Middle School)44.151.6
 7.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Arlington Heights School District 25)51.144.3
 6.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)25.323.4
 1.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Thomas Middle School)64.763.4
 1.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Arlington Heights School District 25)63.367.5
 4.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)41.237.9
 3.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (Thomas Middle School)59.954.8
 5.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Arlington Heights School District 25)57.149.3
 7.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.926.9
 3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Thomas Middle School)66.446.7
 19.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Arlington Heights School District 25)68.750.8
 17.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)39.640.5
 0.9%
8th Grade Mathematics (Thomas Middle School)54.438.6
 15.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Arlington Heights School District 25)55.240
 15.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)32.625.7
 6.9%
8th Grade Science (Thomas Middle School)76.967.3
 9.6%
   8th Grade Science (Arlington Heights School District 25)78.473.8
 4.6%
   8th Grade Science (Illinois)5552
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students928961
 3.6%
African American812
 50%
American Indian01
Asian136147
 8.1%
Hispanic7989
 12.7%
Pacific Islander03
White682688
 0.9%
Two or More Races2321
 8.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients9.3%14.5%
 5.2%


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Thomas Middle School ranks 175th of 1367 Illinois middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Thomas Middle School are 72% White, 15% Asian, 9% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 1% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 961 students attended Thomas Middle School.


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