Empire Elementary School

  • Empire Elementary School serves 285 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 31%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 36%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Empire Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Empire Elementary School's student population of 285 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2008)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students285 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Empire Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Empire Elementary School is 0.50, 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
14%
24%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
31%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
3%
26%
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Black
16%
17%
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White
68%
49%
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Two or more races
12%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Empire Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.500.31
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Empire Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFreeport 145 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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