Dirksen Elementary School

  • Dirksen Elementary School serves 164 students in grades Kindergarten-3.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-29% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 31%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 36%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Dirksen 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Dirksen Elementary School's student population of 164 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 10 teachers has declined by 33% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2003)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-3
Total Students164 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Dirksen Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dirksen Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 16:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dirksen Elementary School is 0.15, which is less 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)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-29%
31%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Hispanic
n/a
26%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
92%
49%
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Two or more races
7%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dirksen Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.150.31
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dirksen Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePekin Psd 108 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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