Belle Valley School

  • Belle Valley School serves 1,032 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Belle Valley School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52%.

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School Overview

  • Belle Valley School's student population of 1,032 students has grown by 87% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has grown by 96% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students1,032 students
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Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Belle Valley School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,679 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Belle Valley School is 0.59, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1909 out of 3679 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
1%
26%
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Black
56%
17%
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White
28%
48%
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Two or more races
14%
3%
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Diversity Score0.590.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBelle Valley 119 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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