Ben-gil Elementary School

  • Ben-gil Elementary School serves 679 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25% (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 42% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Ben-gil Elementary School placed in the top 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 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Ben-gil Elementary School's student population of 679 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students679 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ben-gil Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 17:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ben-gil Elementary School is 0.11, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#1657 out of 3679 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ben-gil Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Hispanic
1%
26%
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Black
n/a
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Ben-gil Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
94%
49%
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Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ben-gil Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.110.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ben-gil Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGillespie CUSD 7 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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    0.0 miles
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    (217)839-2116
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  • Gillespie Gillespie High School Magnet School
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    0.1 miles
    612 Broadway St
    Gillespie, IL 62033
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  • Mount Olive Mt Olive Elementary School Magnet School
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    6.2 miles
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    Mount Olive, IL 62069
    (217)999-4241
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    Grades: 6-12 | 148 students
    6.2 miles
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    Mount Olive, IL 62069
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  • Staunton Staunton Elementary School Magnet School
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    7.7 miles
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