Washington Middle School

Summary:

Washington Middle School is a public middle school serving 359 students in grades 5-8 in Washington, Illinois, which is part of the Washington School District 52. This high-performing school consistently outperforms state averages on standardized tests and maintains a strong statewide ranking, placing in the top 15-20% of Illinois middle schools.

Washington Middle School's academic excellence is particularly noteworthy. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts ranged from 40.7% to 56.1%, significantly higher than the state averages of 34.2% to 40.5%. In Mathematics, the school's proficiency rates ranged from 39.1% to 50%, compared to the state averages of 23.4% to 26.9%. The school's science proficiency rates were also impressive, with 72.8% for 5th grade and 86.7% for 8th grade, compared to the state averages of 52.4% and 52%, respectively. This strong academic performance extends across different student subgroups, with the school's female, male, and low-socioeconomic status students all ranking in the top 15-20% of Illinois middle schools.

When compared to nearby middle schools, such as Parkview Junior High School and Von Steuben Middle School, Washington Middle School stands out as a high-performing institution. These nearby schools have significantly lower academic proficiency rates and statewide rankings, highlighting the exceptional academic environment at Washington Middle School. The school's increased spending per student, from $8,352 in 2019-2020 to $11,944 in 2022-2023, may be contributing to its strong performance, though the school will need to address its rising chronic absenteeism rates to ensure continued success.


Detail:

Public 5-8

 1100 N Main St
       Washington, IL  61571-1304


(309) 444-3361

District: Washington School District 52

SchoolDigger Rank:
186th of 1,367 Illinois Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,944 Help


Students who attend Washington Middle School usually attend:

High:    Washington Community High School

Feeder schools for Washington Middle School:

Elementary:    Lincoln Grade School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.1 Help
Number of students:  359

Racial breakdown:

White:
91.4%
Two or more races:
3.9%
Hispanic:
2.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  22.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Washington Middle School ranks better than 86.4% of middle schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 83.19. (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 (91.4%), two or more races (3.9%), Hispanic (2.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 22.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Washington Middle School is 13.1. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Washington Middle School is $11,944.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Washington Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Washington Middle School 186th of 1367 Illinois public middle schools. (See Washington Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Washington School District 52:

SchoolDigger ranks Washington School District 52 219th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Washington Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Washington Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 91.23 53rd 1185 95.5%
2004 89.48 67th 1204 94.4%
2005 84.93 132nd 1209 89.1%
2006 85.27 98th 1272 92.3%
2007 82.14 150th 1287 88.3%
2008 80.74 185th 1293 85.7%
2009 77.39 265th 1318 79.9%
2010 74.85 324th 1327 75.6%
2011 75.94 284th 1344 78.9%
2012 75.45 304th 1365 77.7%
2013 74.22 319th 1367 76.7%
2014 74.00 312th 1322 76.4%
2015 74.80 266th 1302 79.6%
2016 85.03 149th 1294 88.5%
2017 78.76 226th 1293 82.5%
2018 80.89 201st 1293 84.5%
2019 82.23 204th 1356 85.0%
2021 88.01 108th 1241 91.3%
2022 82.25 188th 1369 86.3%
2023 83.19 186th 1367 86.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Washington Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.62 88th 602 85.4%
2019 47.66 289th 792 63.5%
2021 74.79 59th 548 89.2%
2022 50.51 233rd 781 70.2%
2023 19.48 759th 805 5.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Washington Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.87 114th 1161 90.2%
2019 80.25 142nd 1217 88.3%
2021 92.27 31st 1019 97.0%
2022 69.92 235th 1221 80.8%
2023 80.33 129th 1234 89.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Washington Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.82 172nd 1226 86.0%
2019 87.94 114th 1276 91.1%
2021 86.25 96th 1017 90.6%
2022 84.54 145th 1286 88.7%
2023 84.40 148th 1275 88.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Washington Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 23.29 603rd 674 10.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Washington Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.91 231st 1223 81.1%
2019 74.35 279th 1296 78.5%
2021 84.98 109th 1048 89.6%
2022 78.38 207th 1286 83.9%
2023 77.84 221st 1292 82.9%
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Rank History for White students at Washington Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.71 271st 889 69.5%
2019 67.63 254th 905 71.9%
2021 79.90 108th 813 86.7%
2022 69.56 222nd 898 75.3%
2023 67.15 240th 895 73.2%
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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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Washington Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 187 n/a n/a 1 n/a n/a n/a 0 188
1990 180 n/a n/a 1 n/a n/a n/a 0 181
1991 193 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 193
1992 209 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 210
1993 251 2 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 254
1994 250 4 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 256
1995 293 3 1 0 2 n/a n/a 0 299
1996 293 3 1 0 2 n/a n/a 0 299
1997 279 3 2 1 1 n/a n/a 0 286
1998 284 2 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 289
1999 280 2 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 286
2000 285 1 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 290
2001 273 1 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 281
2002 288 4 2 2 1 n/a n/a 0 297
2003 288 4 2 2 1 n/a n/a 0 297
2004 294 5 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 306
2005 291 2 1 8 0 n/a n/a 4 306
2006 390 11 3 10 0 n/a n/a 4 418
2007 369 10 3 8 0 n/a n/a 2 392
2008 358 10 4 5 0 n/a n/a 4 381
2009 360 7 5 4 0 n/a n/a 5 381
2010 338 3 5 4 0 n/a n/a 6 356
2011 346 1 7 1 0 0 3 0 358
2012 355 1 5 6 0 0 2 0 369
2013 378 0 5 4 0 0 3 0 390
2014 380 0 5 2 0 0 3 0 390
2015 385 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 393
2016 406 4 5 6 0 0 8 0 429
2017 400 4 8 7 0 0 14 0 433
2018 423 8 9 10 0 1 21 0 472
2019 429 7 9 9 0 2 19 0 475
2020 402 6 9 13 0 0 16 0 446
2021 357 6 7 13 0 0 13 0 396
2022 346 5 3 5 0 0 16 0 375
2023 328 5 2 10 0 0 14 0 359

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 Washington Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 188 9.4 20.0 n/a
1990 181 8.5 21.2 n/a
1991 193 9.5 20.3 n/a
1992 210 10.5 20.0 n/a
1993 254 14.5 17.5 n/a
1994 256 15.0 17.1 n/a
1995 299 17.1 17.5 n/a
1996 299 17.1 17.5 n/a
1997 286 16.9 16.9 n/a
1998 289 16.9 17.1 n/a
1999 286 16.9 16.9 n/a
2000 290 19.5 14.9 n/a
2001 281 18.9 14.9 n/a
2002 297 16.5 18.0 10.4
2003 297 16.5 18.0 10.4
2004 306 16.5 18.5 10.1
2005 306 16.5 18.5 14.2
2006 418 23.5 17.8 14.7
2007 392 23.0 17.0 14.9
2008 381 19.0 20.1 16.2
2009 381 23.5 16.2 15.2
2010 356 22.5 15.8 19.7
2011 358 22.5 15.9 20.4
2012 369 22.5 16.4 21.7
2013 390 32.5 11.9 20.3
2014 390 26.0 15.0 28.5
2015 393 25.0 15.7 2.5
2016 429 27.0 15.8 21.9
2017 433 26.0 16.6 23.1
2018 472 29.0 16.2 24.6
2019 475 29.2 16.2 23.2
2020 446 29.2 15.2 23.8
2021 396 n/a n/a n/a
2022 375 27.2 13.7 23.7
2023 359 27.2 13.1 22.3

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 Washington Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 188 9.4 20.0 n/a
1990 181 8.5 21.2 n/a
1991 193 9.5 20.3 n/a
1992 210 10.5 20.0 n/a
1993 254 14.5 17.5 n/a
1994 256 15.0 17.1 n/a
1995 299 17.1 17.5 n/a
1996 299 17.1 17.5 n/a
1997 286 16.9 16.9 n/a
1998 289 16.9 17.1 n/a
1999 286 16.9 16.9 n/a
2000 290 19.5 14.9 n/a
2001 281 18.9 14.9 n/a
2002 297 16.5 18.0 10.4
2003 297 16.5 18.0 10.4
2004 306 16.5 18.5 10.1
2005 306 16.5 18.5 14.2
2006 418 23.5 17.8 14.7
2007 392 23.0 17.0 14.9
2008 381 19.0 20.1 16.2
2009 381 23.5 16.2 15.2
2010 356 22.5 15.8 19.7
2011 358 22.5 15.9 20.4
2012 369 22.5 16.4 21.7
2013 390 32.5 11.9 20.3
2014 390 26.0 15.0 28.5
2015 393 25.0 15.7 2.5
2016 429 27.0 15.8 21.9
2017 433 26.0 16.6 23.1
2018 472 29.0 16.2 24.6
2019 475 29.2 16.2 23.2
2020 446 29.2 15.2 23.8
2021 396 n/a n/a n/a
2022 375 27.2 13.7 23.7
2023 359 27.2 13.1 22.3

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
201597.7%97.5%97.5%97.5%70.2%97.7%98.2%
201797.9%97.9%97.9%97.9%71.9%97.9%97.7%53.8%
201898.3%98.3%98.3%98.3%75.2%98.3%98.3%75.2%
201999.8%99.8%99.8%99.8%74.0%98.9%99.6%73.8%
202199.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.2%99.2%99.7%79.3%
202299.2%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.2%74.1%
202398.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%69.7%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Washington Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $169 (2.2%) $7,426 (97.8%) $7,595
2020 $101 (1.2%) $8,251 (98.8%) $8,352
2021 $490 (5.0%) $9,314 (95.0%) $9,805
2022 $490 (5.0%) $9,314 (95.0%) $9,805
2023 $359 (3.0%) $11,585 (97.0%) $11,944

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Washington Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 204th of 1356 Middle schoolsRanks 186th of 1367 Middle schools
 1.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington Middle School)62.548.6
 13.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington School District 52)62.548.6
 13.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)37.935.2
 2.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Washington Middle School)55.339.1
 16.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Washington School District 52)55.339.1
 16.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.825.6
 4.2%
5th Grade Science (Washington Middle School)73.672.8
 0.8%
   5th Grade Science (Washington School District 52)73.672.8
 0.8%
   5th Grade Science (Illinois)54.452.4
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Washington Middle School)34.540.7
 6.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Washington School District 52)34.540.7
 6.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)3534.2
 0.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Washington Middle School)46.940.2
 6.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Washington School District 52)46.940.2
 6.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)25.323.4
 1.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Washington Middle School)50.456.1
 5.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Washington School District 52)50.456.1
 5.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)41.237.9
 3.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (Washington Middle School)45.640.2
 5.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Washington School District 52)45.640.2
 5.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.926.9
 3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Washington Middle School)59.351.1
 8.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Washington School District 52)59.351.1
 8.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)39.640.5
 0.9%
8th Grade Mathematics (Washington Middle School)70.550
 20.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Washington School District 52)70.550
 20.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)32.625.7
 6.9%
8th Grade Science (Washington Middle School)72.186.7
 14.6%
   8th Grade Science (Washington School District 52)72.186.7
 14.6%
   8th Grade Science (Illinois)5552
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students475359
 24.4%
African American75
 28.6%
American Indian00
Asian92
 77.8%
Hispanic910
 11.1%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White429328
 23.5%
Two or More Races1914
 26.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients23.2%22.3%
 0.9%


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Students at Washington Middle School are 91% White, 4% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic, 1% African American.

Students who attend Washington Middle School usually go on to attend Washington Community High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 359 students attended Washington Middle School.

Washington Middle School ranks 186th of 1367 Illinois middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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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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