Marycrest Early Childhood Center

303 Purdue Ct,

Joliet, IL, 60436-1126

Tel: (815)725-1100
Grades: PK

211 students

Marycrest Early Childhood Center serves 211 students in grades PK.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 50%.
Marycrest Early Childhood Center operates within the Joliet Psd 86 School District.

Overview

The student population of 211 students has declined by 23% over five years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades: PK
Total Students 211 students
Marycrest Early Childhood Center Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 55% Male / 45%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Marycrest Early Childhood Center Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Marycrest Early Childhood Center Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 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 12:1 15:1
Marycrest Early Childhood Center Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
Marycrest Early Childhood Center Asian (1988-2011)
Hispanic
45%
23%
Marycrest Early Childhood Center Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
21%
19%
Marycrest Early Childhood Center Black (1988-2012)
White
22%
50%
Marycrest Early Childhood Center White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Marycrest Early Childhood Center Sch Ethnicity Marycrest Early Childhood Center 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.
0.70 0.66
Marycrest Early Childhood Center 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.
36%
23%
Marycrest Early Childhood Center Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
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.
39%
26%
Marycrest Early Childhood Center Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,022 students has grown by 12% over five years.
School District Name Joliet Psd 86 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
22
3
Number of Students Managed 12,022 797
Joliet Psd 86 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $117 MM $10 MM
District Spending $110 MM $10 MM
Joliet Psd 86 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,869 $10,546
Joliet Psd 86 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,281 $10,416
Joliet Psd 86 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
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 Illinois Youth Center-joliet High School (0.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Dirksen Junior High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (1 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
For far too long the American public school system has failed to address “out-of-school” factors like poverty and their impact on what happens in the classroom. As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, many schools are adopting comprehensive approaches to education that account for the unique needs of students so that each child is prepared for their future and not just for a year-end test.
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.