Wm F Gurrie Middle School

Summary:

Wm F Gurrie Middle School is a public middle school located in La Grange, Illinois, serving grades 7-8 with a student population of 288. The school is part of the La Grange School District 105 South, which is ranked 235 out of 823 districts in Illinois and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Wm F Gurrie Middle School consistently performs well academically, ranking in the top 20% of Illinois middle schools. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school had 65.1% of 7th graders and 48.6% of 8th graders proficient or better in English Language Arts, significantly higher than the state averages of 37.9% and 40.5%, respectively. In mathematics, 57.3% of 7th graders and 39.9% of 8th graders were proficient or better, also outperforming the state averages of 26.9% and 25.7%. The school's diverse student population, with 51.04% White, 39.58% Hispanic, and 2.43% African American students, is higher than many of the nearby schools, such as Heritage Middle School and Washington Middle School, which tend to have a more homogeneous student body.

Wm F Gurrie Middle School also performs exceptionally well in supporting its special education and English Language Learner (ELL) students, ranking in the top 15% of Illinois middle schools for both special education and ELL student performance. While the school has seen an increase in chronic absenteeism over the past few years, reaching 21.5% in 2022-2023, this rate is still lower than some of the nearby schools, such as Heritage Middle School (27.8%) and Washington Middle School (39.6%). Wm F Gurrie Middle School's consistent high performance, with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger, suggests that it is a standout institution in the La Grange area, outperforming many of its nearby counterparts in the Summit School District 104 and Lyons School District 103.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 1001 S Spring Ave
       La Grange, IL  60525-2760


(708) 482-2720

District: La Grange School District 105 South

SchoolDigger Rank:
224th of 1,367 Illinois Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $24,368 Help


Students who attend Wm F Gurrie Middle School usually attend:

High:    Lyons Township High School

Feeder schools for Wm F Gurrie Middle School:

Elementary:    Hodgkins Elementary School
    Ideal Elementary School
    Seventh Ave Elementary School
    Spring Ave Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.4 Help
Number of students:  288

Racial breakdown:

White:
51.0%
Hispanic:
39.6%
Two or more races:
5.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  37.8% Help


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Compare Details Wm F Gurrie Middle School ranks better than 83.6% of middle schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 80.14. (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 (51%), Hispanic (39.6%), two or more races (5.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 37.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wm F Gurrie Middle School is 9.4. (See more...)
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Compare Wm F Gurrie Middle School employs 30.6 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wm F Gurrie Middle School is $24,368.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Wm F Gurrie Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Wm F Gurrie Middle School 224th of 1367 Illinois public middle schools. (See Wm F Gurrie Middle School in the ranking list.)

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La Grange School District 105 South:

SchoolDigger ranks La Grange School District 105 South 235th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Wm F Gurrie Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Wm F Gurrie Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 68.72 399th 1185 66.3%
2004 54.35 640th 1204 46.8%
2005 50.90 704th 1209 41.8%
2006 55.49 669th 1272 47.4%
2007 60.45 597th 1287 53.6%
2008 75.53 299th 1293 76.9%
2009 67.86 467th 1318 64.6%
2010 63.80 552nd 1327 58.4%
2011 66.40 511th 1344 62.0%
2012 62.02 575th 1365 57.9%
2013 58.52 565th 1367 58.7%
2014 59.25 537th 1322 59.4%
2015 73.16 280th 1302 78.5%
2016 73.60 275th 1294 78.7%
2017 75.48 265th 1293 79.5%
2018 69.77 332nd 1293 74.3%
2019 79.84 227th 1356 83.3%
2021 79.21 211th 1241 83.0%
2022 76.17 265th 1369 80.6%
2023 80.14 224th 1367 83.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Wm F Gurrie Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 78.18 41st 194 78.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Wm F Gurrie Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.17 283rd 285 0.7%
2021 56.16 56th 277 79.8%
2022 41.46 237th 454 47.8%
2023 53.55 133rd 480 72.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Wm F Gurrie Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.92 243rd 602 59.6%
2019 74.05 100th 792 87.4%
2021 62.66 94th 548 82.8%
2022 77.49 69th 781 91.2%
2023 77.76 115th 805 85.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Wm F Gurrie Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.59 701st 1161 39.6%
2019 57.97 409th 1217 66.4%
2021 49.82 417th 1019 59.1%
2022 58.41 379th 1221 69.0%
2023 69.04 252nd 1234 79.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Wm F Gurrie Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.55 245th 1226 80.0%
2019 80.90 200th 1276 84.3%
2021 76.77 190th 1017 81.3%
2022 82.96 167th 1286 87.0%
2023 84.37 149th 1275 88.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Wm F Gurrie Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 78.37 64th 674 90.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Wm F Gurrie Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.58 368th 1223 69.9%
2019 77.86 227th 1296 82.5%
2021 75.34 196th 1048 81.3%
2022 66.41 340th 1286 73.6%
2023 73.94 254th 1292 80.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Wm F Gurrie Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.38 469th 590 20.5%
2019 59.68 197th 639 69.2%
2021 56.34 169th 517 67.3%
2022 51.83 260th 662 60.7%
2023 69.27 135th 661 79.6%
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Rank History for White students at Wm F Gurrie Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.58 150th 889 83.1%
2019 81.63 110th 905 87.8%
2021 87.93 63rd 813 92.3%
2022 85.33 89th 898 90.1%
2023 80.29 128th 895 85.7%
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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 Wm F Gurrie Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 164 2 3 22 n/a n/a n/a 0 191
1989 180 n/a 2 13 n/a n/a n/a 0 195
1990 173 n/a 3 13 n/a n/a n/a 0 189
1991 152 0 2 22 0 n/a n/a 0 176
1992 164 0 2 19 0 n/a n/a 0 185
1993 171 1 2 28 0 n/a n/a 0 202
1994 162 5 2 43 0 n/a n/a 0 212
1995 152 1 2 35 0 n/a n/a 0 190
1996 152 1 2 35 0 n/a n/a 0 190
1997 152 3 1 25 2 n/a n/a 0 183
1998 191 3 2 36 1 n/a n/a 0 233
1999 187 3 3 42 1 n/a n/a 0 236
2000 179 3 12 42 0 n/a n/a 0 236
2001 162 3 6 44 1 n/a n/a 0 216
2002 164 6 2 56 10 n/a n/a 0 238
2003 164 6 2 56 10 n/a n/a 0 238
2004 174 4 8 61 1 n/a n/a 0 248
2005 176 7 4 64 0 n/a n/a 0 251
2006 179 11 2 60 0 n/a n/a 0 252
2007 158 13 0 66 2 n/a n/a 2 241
2008 165 10 1 62 2 n/a n/a 4 244
2009 183 9 2 69 1 n/a n/a 3 267
2010 186 8 2 68 2 n/a n/a 2 268
2011 172 10 0 86 0 0 4 0 272
2012 158 8 3 101 1 0 7 0 278
2013 158 12 4 91 2 0 7 0 274
2014 166 14 3 101 2 0 9 0 295
2015 171 8 4 126 1 1 7 0 318
2016 159 9 4 126 1 1 10 0 310
2017 167 8 5 128 1 0 14 0 323
2018 168 8 7 119 0 0 7 0 309
2019 172 14 4 109 0 0 6 0 305
2020 169 11 5 124 0 0 11 0 320
2021 160 9 7 143 1 0 14 0 334
2022 143 11 4 131 1 0 17 0 307
2023 147 7 4 114 0 0 16 0 288

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 Wm F Gurrie Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 191 18.0 10.6 n/a
1989 195 19.0 10.2 n/a
1990 189 19.0 9.9 n/a
1991 176 19.9 8.8 n/a
1992 185 18.5 10.0 n/a
1993 202 18.3 11.0 n/a
1994 212 18.5 11.5 n/a
1995 190 18.6 10.2 n/a
1996 190 18.6 10.2 n/a
1997 183 19.6 9.3 n/a
1998 233 19.6 11.9 n/a
1999 236 21.1 11.2 n/a
2000 236 21.1 11.2 n/a
2001 216 20.9 10.3 n/a
2002 238 20.3 11.7 25.6
2003 238 20.3 11.7 25.6
2004 248 20.8 11.9 32.3
2005 251 19.5 12.9 36.3
2006 252 21.6 11.7 32.9
2007 241 22.0 11.0 35.1
2008 244 21.0 11.6 34.6
2009 267 22.2 12.0 32.2
2010 268 22.2 12.0 37.2
2011 272 23.4 11.6 37.9
2012 278 24.2 11.4 41.7
2013 274 30.1 9.0 48.2
2014 295 18.2 16.1 43.4
2015 318 26.0 12.2 44.7
2016 310 26.0 11.9 43.2
2017 323 26.7 12.0 40.6
2018 309 26.3 11.7 39.5
2019 305 26.6 11.4 37.7
2020 320 27.0 11.8 37.2
2021 334 n/a n/a n/a
2022 307 29.7 10.3 36.2
2023 288 30.6 9.4 37.8

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 Wm F Gurrie Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 191 18.0 10.6 n/a
1989 195 19.0 10.2 n/a
1990 189 19.0 9.9 n/a
1991 176 19.9 8.8 n/a
1992 185 18.5 10.0 n/a
1993 202 18.3 11.0 n/a
1994 212 18.5 11.5 n/a
1995 190 18.6 10.2 n/a
1996 190 18.6 10.2 n/a
1997 183 19.6 9.3 n/a
1998 233 19.6 11.9 n/a
1999 236 21.1 11.2 n/a
2000 236 21.1 11.2 n/a
2001 216 20.9 10.3 n/a
2002 238 20.3 11.7 25.6
2003 238 20.3 11.7 25.6
2004 248 20.8 11.9 32.3
2005 251 19.5 12.9 36.3
2006 252 21.6 11.7 32.9
2007 241 22.0 11.0 35.1
2008 244 21.0 11.6 34.6
2009 267 22.2 12.0 32.2
2010 268 22.2 12.0 37.2
2011 272 23.4 11.6 37.9
2012 278 24.2 11.4 41.7
2013 274 30.1 9.0 48.2
2014 295 18.2 16.1 43.4
2015 318 26.0 12.2 44.7
2016 310 26.0 11.9 43.2
2017 323 26.7 12.0 40.6
2018 309 26.3 11.7 39.5
2019 305 26.6 11.4 37.7
2020 320 27.0 11.8 37.2
2021 334 n/a n/a n/a
2022 307 29.7 10.3 36.2
2023 288 30.6 9.4 37.8

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

Wm F Gurrie Middle School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMeningococcal
201599.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%
201698.1%98.1%98.1%98.1%98.8%98.1%
201798.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%99.4%98.5%98.8%50.2%
201898.4%98.4%98.4%98.4%99.4%97.8%98.1%98.4%
201998.4%98.7%98.7%98.7%99.4%97.4%98.7%97.4%
202198.5%98.8%98.8%98.8%99.1%98.5%98.5%98.2%
202298.7%98.4%98.4%98.4%99.0%98.1%98.7%98.4%
202397.9%97.9%97.9%97.9%97.9%97.9%97.9%97.9%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Wm F Gurrie Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $63 (0.4%) $16,526 (99.6%) $16,589
2020 $521 (2.7%) $18,639 (97.3%) $19,160
2021 $1,131 (5.8%) $18,500 (94.2%) $19,630
2022 $1,131 (5.8%) $18,500 (94.2%) $19,630
2023 $1,241 (5.1%) $23,128 (94.9%) $24,368

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Wm F Gurrie Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 227th of 1356 Middle schoolsRanks 224th of 1367 Middle schools
 0.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Wm F Gurrie Middle School)62.165.1
 3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (La Grange School District 105 South)62.165.1
 3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)41.237.9
 3.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (Wm F Gurrie Middle School)52.857.3
 4.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (La Grange School District 105 South)52.857.3
 4.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.926.9
 3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Wm F Gurrie Middle School)55.748.6
 7.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (La Grange School District 105 South)55.748.6
 7.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)39.640.5
 0.9%
8th Grade Mathematics (Wm F Gurrie Middle School)37.639.9
 2.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (La Grange School District 105 South)37.639.9
 2.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)32.625.7
 6.9%
8th Grade Science (Wm F Gurrie Middle School)59.754.7
 5%
   8th Grade Science (La Grange School District 105 South)59.754.7
 5%
   8th Grade Science (Illinois)5552
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students305288
 5.6%
African American147
 50%
American Indian00
Asian44
Hispanic109114
 4.6%
Pacific Islander00
White172147
 14.5%
Two or More Races616
 166.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients37.7%37.8%
 0.1%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 288 students attended Wm F Gurrie Middle School.

Students at Wm F Gurrie Middle School are 51% White, 40% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 2% African American, 1% Asian.

Students who attend Wm F Gurrie Middle School usually go on to attend Lyons Township High School

Wm F Gurrie Middle School ranks 224th of 1367 Illinois middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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