Helen Keller Elementary School

  • Helen Keller Elementary School serves 382 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Helen Keller Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52%.

Top Placements

Helen Keller Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • Helen Keller Elementary School's student population of 382 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students382 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Helen Keller Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,679 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Helen Keller Elementary School is 0.41, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#649 out of 3679 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
9%
26%
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Black
4%
17%
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White
76%
48%
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Two or more races
8%
3%
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Diversity Score0.410.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
47%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKirby 140 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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