Bernard J Ward Elementary School

200 Recreation Dr
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 374 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Bernard J Ward Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 30%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 374 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • : Bottom 50% in IL
  • : 10-14% (Top 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Bernard J Ward Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

Bernard J Ward Elementary School's student population of 374 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
374 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Bernard J Ward Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,426 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Bernard J Ward Elementary School is 0.56, 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.
This School
State Level (IL)
#2353 out of 3426 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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(20-21)
10-14%
28%
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15-19%
30%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
4%
5%
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Hispanic
63%
27%
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Black
19%
17%
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White
7%
47%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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0.56
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bernard J Ward Elementary School's ranking?
Bernard J Ward Elementary School is ranked #2353 out of 3,426 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% IL state average).
How many students attend Bernard J Ward Elementary School?
374 students attend Bernard J Ward Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
63% of Bernard J Ward Elementary School students are Hispanic, 19% of students are Black, 7% of students are White, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 4% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Bernard J Ward Elementary School?
Bernard J Ward Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Bernard J Ward Elementary School offer ?
Bernard J Ward Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Bernard J Ward Elementary School part of?
Bernard J Ward Elementary School is part of Valley View CUSD 365u School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 374 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 10-14% (Top 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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