Ellis Elementary School

  • Ellis Elementary School serves 427 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-24% (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 25-29% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 36%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Ellis 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 19:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Ellis Elementary School's student population of 427 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2008)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-3
Total Students427 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ellis 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 19:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ellis Elementary School is 0.58, which is more 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)
Overall School Rank
41%
24%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
31%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
2%
26%
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Black
40%
17%
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White
51%
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 Ellis Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.580.31
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ellis 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 NameHarmony Emge 175 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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