Decatur Classical Elementary School

  • Decatur Classical Elementary School serves 281 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 90-94% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 31%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 36%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Decatur Classical Elementary School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Decatur Classical Elementary School's student population of 281 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students281 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Decatur Classical Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% 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 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Decatur Classical Elementary School is 0.68, 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)
Overall School Rankn/a
24%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
31%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Decatur Classical Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Decatur Classical 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 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Decatur Classical Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Asian
33%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Decatur Classical Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
11%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Decatur Classical Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
4%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Decatur Classical Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
44%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Decatur Classical Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
8%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Decatur Classical Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.680.31
This chart display the diversity score of Decatur Classical Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Decatur Classical Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Decatur Classical Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity Of Chicago 299 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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All children are great achievers coming in and excited about learning. Thus, I think it is relatively easy to educate them. The kids are happy there. The parents support the school with time and money, thus the school gets most of its needs met, like the science lab, electronic equipment, the outside play equipment, tap dancing, etc. Parents who get to be in charge call the shuts for the rest. The administration is tough, to say the least. I feel unwelcomed but my son loves it there.
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