Dekalb CUSD 428 School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 12 public schools serving 6,497 students in Dekalb CUSD 428 School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
Public Schools in Dekalb CUSD 428 School District have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 22% (versus the 38% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Dekalb CUSD 428 School District are Dekalb High School, Jefferson Elementary School and Malta Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Dekalb CUSD 428 School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Illinois.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Dekalb CUSD 428 School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Dekalb CUSD 428 School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IL)
# Schools
12 Schools
4,224 Schools
# Students
6,497 Students
1,987,551 Students
# Teachers
395 Teachers
127,062 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Dekalb CUSD 428 School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 863 school districts in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 84% has increased from 83% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IL)
Overall District Rank
#721 out of 946 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
38%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dekalb CUSD 428  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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
(17-18)
84%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Dekalb CUSD 428  School District and public school graduation rate of IL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.68
0.68
# American Indian Students
27 Students
5,543 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
112 Students
101,126 Students
% Asian Students
2%
5%
# Hispanic Students
1,755 Students
521,371 Students
% Hispanic Students
27%
26%
# Black Students
1,234 Students
333,769 Students
% Black Students
19%
17%
# White Students
3,012 Students
954,306 Students
% White Students
46%
48%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
2,072 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
353 Students
69,416 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
240
79,100
# Students in K Grade:
501
131,371
# Students in 1st Grade:
524
136,712
# Students in 2nd Grade:
528
138,974
# Students in 3rd Grade:
540
144,469
# Students in 4th Grade:
481
147,980
# Students in 5th Grade:
505
150,461
# Students in 6th Grade:
435
148,892
# Students in 7th Grade:
490
148,478
# Students in 8th Grade:
413
150,263
# Students in 9th Grade:
480
158,611
# Students in 10th Grade:
472
154,544
# Students in 11th Grade:
453
149,814
# Students in 12th Grade:
435
147,866
# Ungraded Students:
-
16

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,580 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,255. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,840 is less than the state median of $18,215. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (IL)
Total Revenue
$114 MM
$15 MM
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Spending
$103 MM
$14 MM
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Revenue / Student
$17,580
$19,255
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Spending / Student
$15,840
$18,215
This chart display average spending per public school student in Dekalb CUSD 428  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Dekalb CUSD 428 School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Dekalb High School
Math: 29% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
501 W Dresser Rd
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2118
Grades: 9-12
| 1,840 students
Rank: #22.
Jefferson Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
211 Mccormick Dr
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2263
Grades: K-5
| 325 students
Rank: #33.
Malta Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5068 Il Route 38
Malta, IL 60150
(815) 754-2970
Grades: K-5
| 334 students
Rank: #44.
Cortland Elementary School
Math: 21% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
370 E Lexington Ave
Cortland, IL 60112
(815) 754-2360
Grades: K-5
| 553 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
220 E Sunset Pl
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2212
Grades: K-5
| 259 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Tyler Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1021 Alden Circle
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2334
Grades: K-5
| 253 students
Rank: #77.
Huntley Middle School
Math: 21% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1515 S 4th St
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2241
Grades: 6-8
| 791 students
Rank: #88.
Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3225 Sangamon Dr
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-9936
Grades: K-5
| 316 students
Rank: #99.
Littlejohn Elementary School
Math: 14% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1121 School St
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2258
Grades: K-5
| 453 students
Rank: #1010.
Founders Elementary School
Math: 9% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
821 S 7th St
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-3800
Grades: K-5
| 586 students
650 N 1st St
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2324
Grades: 6-8
| 547 students
1515 S 4th St
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 754-2999
Grades: PK
| 240 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Dekalb Cusd 428
  • 901 S 4th St, DeKalb, IL, 60115-4411
  • (815) 754-2350
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 6,497 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (Top 1% in IL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.68

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