Decatur Classical Elementary School

  • Decatur Classical Elementary School serves 281 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥95% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52%.

Top Placements

Decatur Classical Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • Decatur Classical Elementary School's student population of 281 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students281 students
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Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Decatur Classical Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% of all 3,679 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Decatur Classical Elementary School is 0.67, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1 out of 3679 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
32%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
38%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio20:115:1
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 2017-18 school year data.
Asian
32%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
13%
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 2017-18 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 2017-18 school year data.
White
46%
48%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This 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 Score0.670.68
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 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
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: 2017-2018 (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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