Prairie Central Jr High School



Prairie Central Jr High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Prairie Central Jr High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 150
8 156
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Prairie Central Jr High School is a public high school of the Prairie Central Community Unit School District 8 located in Forrest, IL. It has 306 students in grades 7th through 8th. It has a student teacher ratio of 14.6 to 1.

Total Students: 306
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 20.96

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Prairie Central Jr High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 155
(51%)
417
(46%)
 Male 151
(49%)
483
(54%)

Prairie Central Jr High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 276
(90%)
818
(91%)
 Two or More 18
(6%)
37
(4%)
 Hispanic 6
(2%)
28
(3%)
 Black 3
(1%)
12
(1%)
 Asian 2
(1%)
4
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Prairie Central Jr High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 187
(61%)
580
(64%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 108
(35%)
296
(33%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 11
(4%)
24
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Prairie Central Jr High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (38.9%) is slightly lower than the state average of 46.4%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Prairie Central Jr High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 328
2006 313
2007 316
2008 308
2009 275
2010 292
2011 321
2012 332
2013 308
2014 296
2015 306

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.5
2006 15.6
2007 17.6
2008 13.2
2009 12
2010 13.3
2011 15.9
2012 N/A
2013 16.2
2014 14.5
2015 14.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.29878048780488
2006 0.34185303514377
2007 0.34810126582278
2008 0.36363636363636
2009 0.39636363636364
2010 0.41438356164384
2011 0.41744548286604
2012 0.40963855421687
2013 0.43506493506494
2014 0.42905405405405
2015 0.38888888888889

Compare Prairie Central Jr High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,460.0% 14.6:1
 
1,537.8% 15.4:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 38.9%
 
State Average 46.4%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

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