Carruthers Elementary School

  • Carruthers Elementary School serves 442 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 13% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 31%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 36%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Carruthers 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Carruthers Elementary School's student population of 442 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2004)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students442 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Carruthers Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,544 schools in Illinois (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Carruthers Elementary School is 0.56, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
31%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
9%
26%
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Black
21%
17%
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White
62%
49%
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Two or more races
8%
3%
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Diversity Score0.560.31
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Carruthers Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMurphysboro Cusd 186 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Murphysboro Murphysboro High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 595 students
    0.4 miles
    50 Blackwood Dr
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618)687-2336
    0.4 9-12 595
  • Murphysboro Murphysboro Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 454 students
    1.1 miles
    2125 Spruce St
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618)684-3041
    1.1 6-8 454
  • Murphysboro Cope Alternative School Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12 | 14 students
    1.5 miles
    1725b Shomaker Dr
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618)684-2913
    1.5 6-12 14
  • Murphysboro Tri-county Center Special Education School
    Grades: K-11
    1.5 miles
    1725 Shomaker Dr
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618)684-2109
    1.5 K-11 n/a
  • Murphysboro Mcelvain School
    Grades: PK | 124 students
    2.0 miles
    593 Ava Rd
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618)684-3781
    2.0 PK 124

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