Whitman Post Elementary School

1060 East Union St,

Rockton, IL, 61072-1628

Tel: (815)624-4006
Grades: 3-5

497 students

Whitman Post Elementary School serves 497 students in grades 3-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 50%.
Whitman Post Elementary School operates within the Rockton 140 School District.

Overview

The student population of 497 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 3-5
Total Students 497 students
Whitman Post Elementary School Total Students (1996-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Whitman Post Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1996-2012)
Students by Grade Whitman Post Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less 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 18:1 15:1
Whitman Post Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1996-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
4%
Whitman Post Elementary School Asian (1996-2012)
Hispanic
5%
23%
Whitman Post Elementary School Hispanic (1997-2012)
Black
2%
19%
Whitman Post Elementary School Black (1996-2012)
White
88%
50%
Whitman Post Elementary School White (1996-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.22 0.66
Whitman Post Elementary School Diversity Score (1996-2012)
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.
9%
23%
Whitman Post Elementary School 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.
13%
26%
Whitman Post Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,525 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Rockton 140 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 1,525 797
Rockton   140 School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $15 MM $10 MM
Rockton   140 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $15 MM $10 MM
Rockton   140 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,456 $10,546
Rockton   140 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,467 $10,416
Rockton   140 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 Hononegah High School (0.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Stephen Mack Middle School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rockton Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Rockton Rockton Elementary School
    1050 East Union St
    Rockton , IL , 61072
    (815)624-8585
    0  mi  |  492  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Rockton Hononegah High School
    307 Salem St
    Rockton , IL , 61072
    (815)624-5005
    0.3  mi  |  2135  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • South Beloit South Beloit Senior High School
    245 Prairie Hill Rd
    South Beloit , IL , 61080
    (815)389-9004
    1.3  mi  |  287  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Rockton Stephen Mack Middle School
    11810 Old River Rd
    Rockton , IL , 61072
    (815)624-2611
    1.7  mi  |  536  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • South Beloit South Beloit Junior High School
    840 Blackhawk Blvd
    South Beloit , IL , 61080
    (815)389-1421
    2.3  mi  |  158  students  |  Gr.  7-8

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