Dennis Elementary School

  • Dennis Elementary School serves 475 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 14% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 31% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Dennis Elementary School's student population of 475 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students475 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dennis Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dennis Elementary School is 0.56, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#2266 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
1%
26%
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Black
27%
17%
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White
60%
49%
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Two or more races
12%
3%
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Diversity Score0.560.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDecatur SD 61 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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