Illinois School For The Deaf

125 South Webster Ave,

Jacksonville, IL, 62650-1877

Tel: (217)479-4201
Grades: PK-12

192 students

Illinois School For The Deaf serves 192 students in grades PK-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 50%.
Illinois School For The Deaf operates within the Dept Of Human Services School District.

Overview

The student population of 192 students has declined by 13% over five years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades PK-12
Total Students 192 students
Illinois School For The Deaf Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 58% Male / 42%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Illinois School For The Deaf Total Classroom Teachers (1988-2012)
Students by Grade Illinois School For The Deaf Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 has decreased from 4:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1 15:1
Illinois School For The Deaf Student : Teacher Ratio (1988-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
4%
Illinois School For The Deaf Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
21%
23%
Illinois School For The Deaf Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
32%
19%
Illinois School For The Deaf Black (1988-2012)
White
43%
50%
Illinois School For The Deaf White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Illinois School For The Deaf Sch Ethnicity Illinois School For The Deaf Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.67 0.66
Illinois School For The Deaf Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
18% 23%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
13% 26%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 258 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Dept Of Human Services School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 258 797
Dept Of Human Services School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue n/a $10 MM
District Spending n/a $10 MM
District Revenue / Student n/a $10,546
District Spending / Student n/a $10,416
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Lafayette Academy (0.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Jonathan Turner Junior High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Arc (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Jacksonville Jonathan Turner Junior High School
    664 Lincoln Ave
    Jacksonville , IL , 62650
    (217)243-3383
    0.5  mi  |  460  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Jacksonville The Lafayette Academy
    Alternative School
    747 West Lafayette Ave
    Jacksonville , IL , 62650
    (217)243-8438
    Alternative School
    0.6  mi  |  50  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Jacksonville Arc
    Alternative School
    747 West Lafayette Ave
    Jacksonville , IL , 62650
    (217)243-7759
    Alternative School
    0.6  mi  |  26  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Jacksonville Washington Elementary School
    524 South Kosciusko St
    Jacksonville , IL , 62650
    (217)243-6711
    0.8  mi  |  293  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Jacksonville Eisenhower Elementary School
    1901 West Lafayette Ave
    Jacksonville , IL , 62650
    (217)245-5107
    0.8  mi  |  348  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

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