ESD 159 School District

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For the 2021 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 1,919 students in ESD 159 School District. ESD 159 School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Illinois.
The top ranked public schools in ESD 159 School District are Neil Armstrong Elementary School, Woodgate Elementary School and Sieden Prairie Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Public schools in ESD 159 School District have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 30% (versus the 37% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

School District NameESD 159 School District
School District Phone Number(708) 720-1300
School District Grades OfferedPK - 08
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (IL)
# of Schools5 Schools4,239 Schools
# of Students1,919 Students1,991,734 Students
# of Teachers160 Teachers127,332 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1

District Comparison

ESD 159 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 2017-2018 school year.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#633 out of 944 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of ESD 159  School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of ESD 159  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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of ESD 159  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 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.300.68
# of American Indian Students2 Students5,549 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students8 Students101,257 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
5%
# of Hispanic Students182 Students522,075 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
26%
# of Black Students1,595 Students334,694 Students
% Black Students
83%
17%
# of White Students48 Students956,384 Students
% White Students
3%
48%
# of Hawaiian Students1 Student2,080 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students83 Students69,695 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:16279,846
# of Students in Kindergarten:165131,861
# of Students in 1st Grade:184137,299
# of Students in 2nd Grade:156139,617
# of Students in 3rd Grade:184145,128
# of Students in 4th Grade:200148,297
# of Students in 5th Grade:221150,789
# of Students in 6th Grade:194149,061
# of Students in 7th Grade:214148,598
# of Students in 8th Grade:239150,375
# of Students in 9th Grade: - 158,615
# of Students in 10th Grade: - 154,545
# of Students in 11th Grade: - 149,814
# of Students in 12th Grade: - 147,873
# of Ungraded Students: - 16

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $20,710 is higher than the state median of $18,231. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,855 is higher than the state median of $17,733. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (IL)
Total Revenue$40 MM$14 MM
This chart display total revenue of ESD 159  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$38 MM$14 MM
This chart display total spending of ESD 159  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$20,710$18,231
This chart display average revenue per public school student in ESD 159  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$19,855$17,733
This chart display average spending per public school student in ESD 159  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

ESD 159 School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Neil Armstrong Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5030 Imperial Dr
    Richton Park, IL 60471
    (708) 481-7424

    Grades: K-5 | 318 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Woodgate Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    101 Central Ave
    Matteson, IL 60443
    (708) 720-1107

    Grades: PK-5 | 356 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Sieden Prairie Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    725 Notre Dame Dr
    Matteson, IL 60443
    (708) 720-2626

    Grades: K-5 | 252 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Marya Yates Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    6131 Allemong Dr
    Matteson, IL 60443
    (708) 720-1800

    Grades: K-5 | 346 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Colin Powell Middle School Math: 14% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    20600 Matteson Ave
    Matteson, IL 60443
    (708) 283-9600

    Grades: 6-8 | 647 students
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