Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

2440 N Summit Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School serves 213 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 6-9% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to 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% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School's student population of 213 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students213 students
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Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
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School Comparison

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is 0.55, 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 Testing Rank
#3543 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
2%
26%
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Black
61%
17%
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White
28%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.550.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
1%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDecatur 61 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is Macarthur High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Dennis Elementary School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Oak Grove Accelerated School (0.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Decatur Pershing Early Learning Center
    Grades: PK | 501 students
    0.8 miles
    2912 N University
    Decatur, IL 62526
    (217) 362-3301
    0.8 PK 501
  • Decatur Oak Grove Accelerated School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 278 students
    0.9 miles
    2160 W Center St
    Decatur, IL 62526
    (217) 362-3551
    0.9 K-6 278
  • Decatur Macarthur High School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,093 student
    1.2 miles
    1499 W Grand Ave
    Decatur, IL 62522
    (217) 362-3152
    1.2 9-12 1,093
  • Decatur Durfee Magnet Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 369 students
    1.3 miles
    1077 W Grand Ave
    Decatur, IL 62522
    (217) 362-3500
    1.3 K-6 369
  • Decatur Parsons Accelerated School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 323 students
    1.8 miles
    3591 N Macarthur Rd
    Decatur, IL 62526
    (217) 362-3331
    1.8 K-6 323

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