1015 New City Rd
Chatham, IL 62629
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Ball Elementary School serves 653 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Ball Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Ball Elementary School's student population of 653 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students
653 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Ball Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Ball Elementary School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1092 out of 3655 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
4%
26%
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Black
7%
17%
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White
75%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Students: 653 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.42 (Top 50%)

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