Bement Middle School

Summary:

Bement Middle School is a public middle school serving grades 6-8 in the small town of Bement, Illinois, with a student population of 73. This school consistently outperforms the state average in academic proficiency and has earned a strong statewide ranking, making it a standout institution in the region.

Bement Middle School's academic performance is particularly impressive, with significantly higher proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics compared to the state averages. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school had 61.9% of 6th graders, 65% of 7th graders, and 63.3% of 8th graders proficient or better in English Language Arts, far exceeding the state averages of 34.2%, 37.9%, and 40.5%, respectively. In Mathematics, Bement Middle School also outperformed the state, with 27.3% of 6th graders, 25% of 7th graders, and 50% of 8th graders proficient or better, compared to the state averages of 23.4%, 26.9%, and 25.7%. This strong academic performance has earned the school a consistent ranking among the top middle schools in Illinois, with a ranking of 212 out of 1,367 middle schools in the 2022-2023 school year.

When compared to nearby middle schools, such as Jefferson Middle School in Champaign and Stephen Decatur Middle School in Decatur, Bement Middle School stands out as a high-performing institution. These nearby schools have significantly lower proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics, highlighting Bement's exceptional academic achievement. While Bement Middle School has faced some challenges with chronic absenteeism, the school's increased per-student spending may have contributed to its academic success, making it a standout choice for families in the region.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 201 S Champaign St
       Bement, IL  61813-1512


(217) 678-4200

District: Bement CUSD 5

SchoolDigger Rank:
212th of 1,367 Illinois Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,614 Help


Students who attend Bement Middle School usually attend:

High:    Bement High School

Feeder schools for Bement Middle School:

Elementary:    Bement Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.0 Help
Number of students:  73

Racial breakdown:

White:
87.7%
Two or more races:
9.6%
Asian:
1.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Bement Middle School ranks better than 84.5% of middle schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 80.92. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (87.7%), two or more races (9.6%), Asian (1.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 39.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bement Middle School is 17. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bement Middle School is $11,614.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bement Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bement Middle School 212th of 1367 Illinois public middle schools. (See Bement Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Bement CUSD 5:

SchoolDigger ranks Bement CUSD 5 394th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bement Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Bement Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 62.06 501st 1185 57.7%
2004 83.50 158th 1204 86.9%
2005 63.20 529th 1209 56.2%
2006 65.75 477th 1272 62.5%
2007 50.71 749th 1287 41.8%
2008 36.59 924th 1293 28.5%
2009 52.09 743rd 1318 43.6%
2010 52.02 754th 1327 43.2%
2011 45.70 831st 1344 38.2%
2012 54.27 723rd 1365 47.0%
2013 47.13 740th 1367 45.9%
2014 37.86 856th 1322 35.2%
2015 47.32 595th 1302 54.3%
2016 57.92 468th 1294 63.8%
2017 53.04 543rd 1293 58.0%
2018 48.15 628th 1293 51.4%
2019 62.28 457th 1356 66.3%
2021 71.78 279th 1241 77.5%
2022 87.25 132nd 1369 90.4%
2023 80.92 212th 1367 84.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bement Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.09 652nd 1161 43.8%
2019 49.29 568th 1217 53.3%
2023 98.64 5th 1234 99.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Bement Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.99 809th 1226 34.0%
2019 27.35 945th 1276 25.9%
2022 87.56 120th 1286 90.7%
2023 81.98 183rd 1275 85.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Bement Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.70 666th 1223 45.5%
2019 76.21 252nd 1296 80.6%
2021 60.27 320th 1048 69.5%
2023 85.60 140th 1292 89.2%
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Rank History for White students at Bement Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.54 589th 889 33.7%
2019 51.78 423rd 905 53.3%
2021 59.01 293rd 813 64.0%
2022 75.24 158th 898 82.4%
2023 64.77 261st 895 70.8%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Bement Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 125 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 125
1990 128 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 128
1991 121 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 121
1992 129 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 129
1993 123 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 123
1994 119 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 119
1995 109 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 109
1996 109 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 109
1997 103 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 103
1998 110 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 110
1999 101 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 101
2000 93 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 95
2001 96 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 98
2002 117 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 118
2003 117 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 118
2004 101 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 102
2005 100 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 102
2006 89 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 90
2007 80 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 2 83
2008 74 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 2 76
2009 83 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 2 86
2010 82 0 0 3 0 n/a n/a 1 86
2011 86 1 0 3 1 0 2 0 93
2012 72 0 0 5 3 1 1 0 82
2013 87 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 92
2014 95 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 100
2015 83 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 87
2016 58 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 65
2017 60 3 0 2 2 1 4 0 72
2018 56 4 0 2 1 0 4 0 67
2019 57 2 0 2 1 0 2 0 64
2020 53 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 55
2021 60 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 64
2022 57 1 1 2 0 0 4 0 65
2023 64 0 1 1 0 0 7 0 73

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 Bement Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 125 5.0 25.0 n/a
1990 128 5.0 25.6 n/a
1991 121 5.0 24.2 n/a
1992 129 5.0 25.8 n/a
1993 123 5.0 24.6 n/a
1994 119 6.0 19.8 n/a
1995 109 5.0 21.8 n/a
1996 109 5.0 21.8 n/a
1997 103 4.0 25.8 n/a
1998 110 6.0 18.3 n/a
1999 101 7.0 14.4 n/a
2000 95 6.0 15.8 n/a
2001 98 6.0 16.3 n/a
2002 118 6.0 19.7 20.3
2003 118 6.0 19.7 20.3
2004 102 6.0 17.0 26.5
2005 102 6.0 17.0 23.5
2006 90 6.0 15.0 32.2
2007 83 6.0 13.8 35.8
2008 76 6.0 12.7 41.9
2009 86 6.0 14.3 38.1
2010 86 6.0 14.3 36.5
2011 93 5.0 18.6 36.6
2012 82 5.0 16.4 39
2013 92 13.5 6.8 31.5
2014 100 n/a n/a 41
2015 87 5.0 17.4 50.6
2016 65 4.0 16.2 40
2017 72 4.0 18.0 55.6
2018 67 4.0 16.7 59.7
2019 64 3.0 21.3 57.8
2020 55 4.0 13.7 41.8
2021 64 n/a n/a n/a
2022 65 2.0 32.5 38.5
2023 73 4.2 17.0 39.7

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 Bement Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 125 5.0 25.0 n/a
1990 128 5.0 25.6 n/a
1991 121 5.0 24.2 n/a
1992 129 5.0 25.8 n/a
1993 123 5.0 24.6 n/a
1994 119 6.0 19.8 n/a
1995 109 5.0 21.8 n/a
1996 109 5.0 21.8 n/a
1997 103 4.0 25.8 n/a
1998 110 6.0 18.3 n/a
1999 101 7.0 14.4 n/a
2000 95 6.0 15.8 n/a
2001 98 6.0 16.3 n/a
2002 118 6.0 19.7 20.3
2003 118 6.0 19.7 20.3
2004 102 6.0 17.0 26.5
2005 102 6.0 17.0 23.5
2006 90 6.0 15.0 32.2
2007 83 6.0 13.8 35.8
2008 76 6.0 12.7 41.9
2009 86 6.0 14.3 38.1
2010 86 6.0 14.3 36.5
2011 93 5.0 18.6 36.6
2012 82 5.0 16.4 39
2013 92 13.5 6.8 31.5
2014 100 n/a n/a 41
2015 87 5.0 17.4 50.6
2016 65 4.0 16.2 40
2017 72 4.0 18.0 55.6
2018 67 4.0 16.7 59.7
2019 64 3.0 21.3 57.8
2020 55 4.0 13.7 41.8
2021 64 n/a n/a n/a
2022 65 2.0 32.5 38.5
2023 73 4.2 17.0 39.7

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

Bement Middle School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMeningococcal
2015100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2016100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%29.2%
2017100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%67.6%
2018100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2019100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2021100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%93.7%
2022100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%98.5%100.0%100.0%96.9%
2023100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%98.6%100.0%100.0%95.9%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Bement Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $458 (4.3%) $10,097 (95.7%) $10,556
2020 $430 (5.6%) $7,252 (94.4%) $7,683
2021 $808 (9.4%) $7,743 (90.6%) $8,551
2022 $808 (9.4%) $7,743 (90.6%) $8,551
2023 $1,206 (10.4%) $10,408 (89.6%) $11,614

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Bement Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 457th of 1356 Middle schoolsRanks 212th of 1367 Middle schools
 18.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Bement Middle School)72.261.9
 10.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Bement CUSD 5)72.261.9
 10.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)3534.2
 0.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Bement Middle School)38.927.3
 11.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Bement CUSD 5)38.927.3
 11.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)25.323.4
 1.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Bement Middle School)8565
 20%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Bement CUSD 5)8565
 20%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)41.237.9
 3.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (Bement Middle School)2525
   7th Grade Mathematics (Bement CUSD 5)2525
   7th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.926.9
 3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Bement Middle School)59.363.3
 4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Bement CUSD 5)59.363.3
 4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)39.640.5
 0.9%
8th Grade Mathematics (Bement Middle School)3.750
 46.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Bement CUSD 5)3.750
 46.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)32.625.7
 6.9%
8th Grade Science (Bement Middle School)23.166.7
 43.6%
   8th Grade Science (Bement CUSD 5)23.166.7
 43.6%
   8th Grade Science (Illinois)5552
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students6473
 14.1%
African American20
 100%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian01
Hispanic21
 50%
Pacific Islander00
White5764
 12.3%
Two or More Races27
 250%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients57.8%39.7%
 18.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Bement Middle School

Students at Bement Middle School are 88% White, 10% Two or more races, 1% Asian, 1% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 73 students attended Bement Middle School.

Bement Middle School ranks 212th of 1367 Illinois middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Bement Middle School usually go on to attend Bement High School


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