1062 Boskydell Rd
Carbondale, IL 62902
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Giant City Elementary School serves 227 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Giant City Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 227 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Giant City Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Giant City Elementary School's student population of 227 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
227 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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School Rankings

Giant City Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% 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 Giant City Elementary School is 0.50, 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
#173 out of 3655 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
5%
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Hispanic
4%
27%
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Black
11%
17%
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White
69%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.50
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Giant City Elementary School's ranking?

Giant City Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 10%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%).

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

55-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% IL state average), while 75-79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 38% IL state average).

How many students attend Giant City Elementary School?

227 students attend Giant City Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

69% of Giant City Elementary School students are White, 11% of students are Black, 10% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Asian, and 4% of students are Hispanic.

What grades does Giant City Elementary School offer ?

Giant City Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 227 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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