Donald C Parker Early Educ Center

808 Harlem Rd
Machesney Park, IL 61115
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Donald C Parker Early Educ Center serves 620 students in grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten. 
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 620 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Donald C Parker Early Educ Center's student population of 620 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Total Students
620 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Donald C Parker Early Educ Center is 0.51, 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.
This School
State Level (IL)
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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5%
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Hispanic
17%
27%
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Black
6%
17%
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White
67%
47%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
10%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Donald C Parker Early Educ Center often compared to?
Donald C Parker Early Educ Centeris often viewed alongside schools like Caledonia Elementary School, Durand Elementary School by visitors of our site.
How many students attend Donald C Parker Early Educ Center?
620 students attend Donald C Parker Early Educ Center.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of Donald C Parker Early Educ Center students are White, 17% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Two or more races, and 6% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Donald C Parker Early Educ Center?
Donald C Parker Early Educ Center has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Donald C Parker Early Educ Center offer ?
Donald C Parker Early Educ Center offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
What school district is Donald C Parker Early Educ Center part of?
Donald C Parker Early Educ Center is part of Harlem Ud 122 School District.

School Reviews

5   2/28/2022
I am so glad that my child has a different principal than my niece had a couple of years ago. It makes all the difference when someone in charge actually CARES about the kids and makes you feel welcome.
- Posted by Parent - C. Smith

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 620 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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