Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a School District

633 County Highway 22
Cowden, IL 62422-4104
(District boundaries shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 2 public schools serving 303 students in Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
Public Schools in Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a School District have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 23% (versus the 31% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (IL)
# Schools
2 Schools
4,386 Schools
# Students
303 Students
1,867,247 Students
# Teachers
32 Teachers
134,644 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
9:1

District Rank

Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 918 school districts in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 80% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School District
State Average (IL)
#484 out of 926 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
20-24%
28%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
20-24%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
(17-18)
≥80%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a  School District and public school graduation rate of IL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.05
0.68
# American Indian Students
n/a
4,748 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
1 Student
100,579 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
5%
# Hispanic Students
2 Students
506,853 Students
% Hispanic Students
1%
27%
# Black Students
n/a
308,140 Students
% Black Students
n/a
17%
# White Students
296 Students
868,645 Students
% White Students
98%
47%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
1,861 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
4 Students
76,347 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
71,078
# Students in K Grade:
27
124,988
# Students in 1st Grade:
28
127,117
# Students in 2nd Grade:
22
127,748
# Students in 3rd Grade:
20
127,544
# Students in 4th Grade:
23
129,636
# Students in 5th Grade:
19
133,910
# Students in 6th Grade:
22
135,734
# Students in 7th Grade:
25
141,129
# Students in 8th Grade:
15
145,775
# Students in 9th Grade:
28
157,172
# Students in 10th Grade:
25
149,262
# Students in 11th Grade:
28
146,253
# Students in 12th Grade:
21
149,901
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $21,594 in this school district is less than the state median of $22,162. The school district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $20,356 is less than the state median of $21,409. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
This School District
This State (IL)
Total Revenue
$7 MM
$41,381 MM
This chart display total revenue of Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$6 MM
$39,976 MM
This chart display total spending of Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$21,594
$22,162
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$20,356
$21,409
This chart display average spending per public school student in Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Cowden-herrick Grade School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
301 N Broadway St
Herrick, IL 62431
(618) 428-5223
Grades: K-5
| 139 students
Rank: #22.
Cowden-herrick Jr/sr High School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
633 County Highway 22
Cowden, IL 62422
(217) 783-2125
Grades: 6-12
| 164 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a School District?
Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a School District manages 2 public schools serving 303 students.
What is the rank of Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a School District?
Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a School District is ranked #501 out of 918 school districts in Illinois (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Illinois school districts for: Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a School District?
98% of Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a School District students are White, 1% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a School District?
Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a School District has a student/teacher ratio of 9:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What is Cowden-Herrick CUSD 3a School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $20,356 is less than the state median of $21,409. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 2 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 303 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 2%
  • : ≥80% (Btm 50% in IL)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 20-24% (Top 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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