Colona Grade School

700 1st St
Colona, IL 61241
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Colona Grade School serves 388 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Colona Grade 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 4% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 14% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 388 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 4% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Colona Grade School's student population of 388 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
388 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Colona Grade School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,663 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Colona Grade School is 0.36, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3289 out of 3663 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
4%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
13%
27%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
79%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.36
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
14%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Colona Grade School's ranking?
Colona Grade School is ranked #3289 out of 3,663 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?
4% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
How many students attend Colona Grade School?
388 students attend Colona Grade School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
79% of Colona Grade School students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Colona Grade School?
Colona Grade School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Colona Grade School offer ?
Colona Grade School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Colona Grade School part of?
Colona Grade School is part of Colona SD 190 School District.

School Reviews

5   2/10/2020
I love this school free lunches they handle bullying well great staff.
- Posted by Parent - Anonymous
2   1/11/2008
i feel as a parent Colona school is not acceptable. good / well behaved kids are punished with those that do not follow directions. There is no before care to help working parents, and the parental involvement is nothing to brag about. The leadership is really poor, my son had a teacher that cursed to the class and nothing was done about it because she is human. But you know if your kid slipped they would have served a detention and as a parent it would have inconveniened us by picking them up later since there is no bus service. If you have junior high student, I don't think this school is making the grade.
- Posted by Parent - jnice

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 388 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 4% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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