15121 Dorchester Ave
Dolton, IL 60419
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Diekman Elementary School serves 341 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Diekman 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 6-9% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 341 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Diekman Elementary School's student population of 341 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
341 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Diekman Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Diekman Elementary School is 0.08, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3464 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
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15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
3%
27%
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Black
96%
17%
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White
1%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.08
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% IL state average), while 6-9% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 38% IL state average).

How many students attend Diekman Elementary School?

341 students attend Diekman Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

96% of Diekman Elementary School students are Black, 3% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are White.

What grades does Diekman Elementary School offer ?

Diekman Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 341 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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