Worth Junior High School

Summary:

Worth Junior High School is a public middle school serving grades 6-8 in Worth, Illinois, with 346 students. The school is part of the Worth School District 127, which is ranked 525 out of 823 districts in Illinois and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Worth Junior High School has a higher percentage of white students (61.85%) compared to nearby schools like Nathan Hale Middle School (23.58% white). Academically, the school performs better than state averages, particularly in English Language Arts, with 52.4% of 6th graders, 49.6% of 7th graders, and 37.9% of 8th graders proficient or better, compared to state averages of 34.2%, 37.9%, and 40.5%, respectively. However, the school has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 8.5% in 2019-2020 to 31.6% in 2022-2023, which is higher than nearby Palos South Middle School at 16.4%.

Worth Junior High School's performance varies among different student subgroups, ranking 263 out of 661 Illinois middle schools for Hispanic students in ELA but only 548 out of 895 for white students. The school has performed relatively well in serving its English Language Learner and Special Education populations, ranking in the top 20% and top 25% of Illinois middle schools, respectively. While the school generally outperforms state averages, it lags behind some higher-performing nearby schools, such as Palos South Middle School and H.H. Conrady Junior High School, which are ranked in the top 5% and top 10% of Illinois middle schools, respectively.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 11151 S New England Ave
       Worth, IL  60482-1808


(708) 448-2803

District: Worth School District 127

SchoolDigger Rank:
522nd of 1,367 Illinois Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,744 Help


Students who attend Worth Junior High School usually attend:

High:    DD Eisenhower High School (Campus)

Feeder schools for Worth Junior High School:

Elementary:    Worth Elementary School
    Worthwoods Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.5 Help
Number of students:  346

Racial breakdown:

White:
61.8%
Hispanic:
28.0%
African American:
4.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  65.3% Help


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Compare Details Worth Junior High School ranks better than 61.8% of middle schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.66. (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 (61.8%), Hispanic (28%), African American (4.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 65.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Worth Junior High School is 12.5. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Worth Junior High School is $16,744.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Worth Junior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Worth Junior High School 522nd of 1367 Illinois public middle schools. (See Worth Junior High School in the ranking list.)

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Worth School District 127:

SchoolDigger ranks Worth School District 127 525th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Worth Junior High School

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Rank History for all students at Worth Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 66.67 429th 1185 63.8%
2004 70.51 380th 1204 68.4%
2005 71.44 381st 1209 68.5%
2006 68.58 419th 1272 67.1%
2007 67.75 449th 1287 65.1%
2008 71.78 376th 1293 70.9%
2009 62.95 553rd 1318 58.0%
2010 65.89 502nd 1327 62.2%
2011 62.65 569th 1344 57.7%
2012 66.39 490th 1365 64.1%
2013 61.33 525th 1367 61.6%
2014 54.38 620th 1322 53.1%
2015 57.06 459th 1302 64.7%
2016 51.47 575th 1294 55.6%
2017 59.04 468th 1293 63.8%
2018 56.66 513th 1293 60.3%
2019 54.30 562nd 1356 58.6%
2021 40.43 652nd 1241 47.5%
2022 44.98 664th 1369 51.5%
2023 54.66 522nd 1367 61.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Worth Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.42 131st 164 20.1%
2019 17.07 146th 179 18.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Worth Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.24 147th 285 48.4%
2019 54.76 83rd 339 75.5%
2021 57.94 49th 277 82.3%
2022 53.23 119th 454 73.8%
2023 63.15 81st 480 83.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Worth Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.45 222nd 602 63.1%
2019 39.06 407th 792 48.6%
2021 56.85 131st 548 76.1%
2022 38.95 406th 781 48.0%
2023 65.52 179th 805 77.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Worth Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.63 278th 1161 76.1%
2019 76.20 172nd 1217 85.9%
2021 52.55 378th 1019 62.9%
2022 52.62 478th 1221 60.9%
2023 64.28 313th 1234 74.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Worth Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.76 462nd 1226 62.3%
2019 52.96 549th 1276 57.0%
2021 38.02 578th 1017 43.2%
2022 49.99 555th 1286 56.8%
2023 53.25 499th 1275 60.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Worth Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 48.86 249th 674 63.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Worth Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.85 566th 1223 53.7%
2019 49.83 579th 1296 55.3%
2021 37.55 603rd 1048 42.5%
2022 39.87 699th 1286 45.6%
2023 55.89 475th 1292 63.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Worth Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.02 227th 590 61.5%
2019 59.17 204th 639 68.1%
2021 44.50 251st 517 51.5%
2022 43.84 335th 662 49.4%
2023 51.33 263rd 661 60.2%
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Rank History for White students at Worth Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.73 478th 889 46.2%
2019 36.72 585th 905 35.4%
2021 27.43 597th 813 26.6%
2022 30.16 643rd 898 28.4%
2023 38.39 548th 895 38.8%
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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 Worth Junior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 276 n/a 4 8 1 n/a n/a 0 289
1990 290 n/a 5 10 2 n/a n/a 0 307
1991 306 0 4 15 3 n/a n/a 0 328
1992 351 0 3 15 2 n/a n/a 0 371
1993 349 1 4 8 1 n/a n/a 0 363
1994 367 2 4 13 0 n/a n/a 0 386
1995 329 1 2 13 0 n/a n/a 0 345
1996 329 1 2 13 0 n/a n/a 0 345
1997 323 4 3 15 3 n/a n/a 0 348
1998 310 4 5 21 0 n/a n/a 0 340
1999 301 4 4 23 6 n/a n/a 0 338
2000 311 6 4 19 4 n/a n/a 0 344
2001 337 8 4 23 5 n/a n/a 0 377
2002 331 9 2 33 3 n/a n/a 0 378
2003 331 9 2 33 3 n/a n/a 0 378
2004 320 5 7 32 4 n/a n/a 0 368
2005 306 13 9 32 1 n/a n/a 0 361
2006 295 15 9 34 1 n/a n/a 0 354
2007 310 7 8 30 1 n/a n/a 6 362
2008 304 5 8 42 1 n/a n/a 0 360
2009 280 4 6 47 0 n/a n/a 5 342
2010 272 5 7 47 0 n/a n/a 13 344
2011 234 13 8 66 0 0 7 0 328
2012 236 14 12 59 1 1 8 0 331
2013 239 18 8 61 2 0 8 0 336
2014 239 12 11 60 0 0 24 0 346
2015 235 12 6 60 0 0 26 0 339
2016 263 9 6 56 0 0 30 0 364
2017 271 8 5 62 0 0 29 0 375
2018 275 8 6 57 1 0 40 0 387
2019 240 11 7 63 0 0 34 0 355
2020 252 13 9 87 0 0 8 0 369
2021 252 16 7 99 0 0 8 0 382
2022 251 17 6 97 0 0 10 0 381
2023 214 17 7 97 0 0 11 0 346

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Worth Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 289 19.0 15.2 n/a
1990 307 18.0 17.0 n/a
1991 328 18.0 18.2 n/a
1992 371 21.0 17.6 n/a
1993 363 18.0 20.2 n/a
1994 386 20.0 19.3 n/a
1995 345 24.0 14.4 n/a
1996 345 24.0 14.4 n/a
1997 348 23.0 15.1 n/a
1998 340 23.0 14.8 n/a
1999 338 23.1 14.6 n/a
2000 344 23.1 14.9 n/a
2001 377 24.0 15.7 n/a
2002 378 23.5 16.1 0
2003 378 23.5 16.1 0
2004 368 24.0 15.3 0
2005 361 24.0 15.0 0
2006 354 27.0 13.1 0
2007 362 24.0 15.1 0
2008 360 21.0 17.1 0
2009 342 25.0 13.7 0
2010 344 27.0 12.7 0
2011 328 25.0 13.1 0
2012 331 25.0 13.2 32.9
2013 336 36.8 9.1 30.1
2014 346 25.0 13.8 32.9
2015 339 26.0 13.0 56.6
2016 364 27.0 13.4 42.3
2017 375 27.4 13.6 50.9
2018 387 26.0 14.8 55
2019 355 27.5 12.9 54.4
2020 369 28.5 12.9 52.8
2021 382 n/a n/a n/a
2022 381 27.4 13.8 58.3
2023 346 27.5 12.5 65.3

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 Worth Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 289 19.0 15.2 n/a
1990 307 18.0 17.0 n/a
1991 328 18.0 18.2 n/a
1992 371 21.0 17.6 n/a
1993 363 18.0 20.2 n/a
1994 386 20.0 19.3 n/a
1995 345 24.0 14.4 n/a
1996 345 24.0 14.4 n/a
1997 348 23.0 15.1 n/a
1998 340 23.0 14.8 n/a
1999 338 23.1 14.6 n/a
2000 344 23.1 14.9 n/a
2001 377 24.0 15.7 n/a
2002 378 23.5 16.1 0
2003 378 23.5 16.1 0
2004 368 24.0 15.3 0
2005 361 24.0 15.0 0
2006 354 27.0 13.1 0
2007 362 24.0 15.1 0
2008 360 21.0 17.1 0
2009 342 25.0 13.7 0
2010 344 27.0 12.7 0
2011 328 25.0 13.1 0
2012 331 25.0 13.2 32.9
2013 336 36.8 9.1 30.1
2014 346 25.0 13.8 32.9
2015 339 26.0 13.0 56.6
2016 364 27.0 13.4 42.3
2017 375 27.4 13.6 50.9
2018 387 26.0 14.8 55
2019 355 27.5 12.9 54.4
2020 369 28.5 12.9 52.8
2021 382 n/a n/a n/a
2022 381 27.4 13.8 58.3
2023 346 27.5 12.5 65.3

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

Worth Junior High School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMeningococcal
201599.1%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.1%98.5%99.4%
201699.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%98.6%99.2%32.4%
201798.7%99.2%99.2%99.2%98.4%98.7%100.0%59.2%
2019100.0%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.7%99.5%99.5%93.4%
202194.5%94.3%94.3%94.3%95.6%94.3%95.9%93.7%
202296.1%95.3%95.3%95.3%96.3%95.3%96.9%82.5%
202397.7%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.5%97.7%98.3%91.8%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Worth Junior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $618 (4.8%) $12,323 (95.2%) $12,941
2020 $617 (4.8%) $12,280 (95.2%) $12,897
2021 $1,636 (11.1%) $13,137 (88.9%) $14,772
2022 $1,636 (11.1%) $13,137 (88.9%) $14,772
2023 $1,570 (9.4%) $15,174 (90.6%) $16,744

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Worth Junior High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 562nd of 1356 Middle schoolsRanks 522nd of 1367 Middle schools
 3.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Worth Junior High School)42.552.4
 9.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Worth School District 127)42.552.4
 9.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)3534.2
 0.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Worth Junior High School)27.511.5
 16%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Worth School District 127)27.511.5
 16%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)25.323.4
 1.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Worth Junior High School)27.749.6
 21.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Worth School District 127)27.749.6
 21.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)41.237.9
 3.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (Worth Junior High School)21.921.4
 0.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Worth School District 127)21.921.4
 0.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.926.9
 3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Worth Junior High School)44.137.9
 6.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Worth School District 127)44.137.9
 6.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)39.640.5
 0.9%
8th Grade Mathematics (Worth Junior High School)23.318.5
 4.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Worth School District 127)23.318.5
 4.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)32.625.7
 6.9%
8th Grade Science (Worth Junior High School)58.449.2
 9.2%
   8th Grade Science (Worth School District 127)58.449.2
 9.2%
   8th Grade Science (Illinois)5552
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students355346
 2.5%
African American1117
 54.5%
American Indian00
Asian77
Hispanic6397
 54%
Pacific Islander00
White240214
 10.8%
Two or More Races3411
 67.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients54.4%65.3%
 11%


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Worth Junior High School ranks 522nd of 1367 Illinois middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Worth Junior High School are 62% White, 28% Hispanic, 5% African American, 3% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 346 students attended Worth Junior High School.

Students who attend Worth Junior High School usually go on to attend DD Eisenhower High School (Campus)


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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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