Dennis Elementary School

1499 W Main St
Decatur, IL 62522
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Dennis Elementary School serves 466 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Dennis 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 23% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Dennis Elementary School's student population of 466 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students466 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

Dennis Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Dennis Elementary School is 0.55, 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 Testing Rank
#2826 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
2%
26%
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Black
24%
17%
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White
62%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
12%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.550.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
8%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDecatur 61 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Dennis Elementary School is Macarthur High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Johns Hill Magnet School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Durfee Magnet Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Decatur Macarthur High School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,093 student
    0.9 miles
    1499 W Grand Ave
    Decatur, IL 62522
    (217) 362-3152
    0.9 9-12 1,093
  • Decatur Durfee Magnet Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 369 students
    1.1 miles
    1077 W Grand Ave
    Decatur, IL 62522
    (217) 362-3500
    1.1 K-6 369
  • Decatur Mary W French Academy Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 293 students
    1.1 miles
    520 W Wood St
    Decatur, IL 62522
    (217) 362-3381
    1.1 K-6 293
  • Decatur Oak Grove Accelerated School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 278 students
    1.1 miles
    2160 W Center St
    Decatur, IL 62526
    (217) 362-3551
    1.1 K-6 278
  • Decatur Futures Unlimited Alternative School
    Grades: 11-12 | 93 students
    1.5 miles
    250 E William St
    Decatur, IL 62523
    (217) 429-1054
    1.5 11-12 93

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