Peru ESD 124 School District

1800 Church St
Peru, IL 61354-1615
(District boundaries shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
For the 2024 school year, there are 2 public schools serving 940 students in Peru ESD 124 School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Illinois.
Public Schools in Peru ESD 124 School District have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 30% (versus the 31% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 27% 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
940 Students
1,867,247 Students
# Teachers
72 Teachers
134,644 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Peru ESD 124 School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 918 school districts in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
This School District
State Average (IL)
#435 out of 926 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Peru ESD 124  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
20%
28%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Peru ESD 124  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.
29%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Peru ESD 124  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.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.44
0.68
# American Indian Students
2 Students
4,748 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
20 Students
100,579 Students
% Asian Students
2%
5%
# Hispanic Students
155 Students
506,853 Students
% Hispanic Students
17%
27%
# Black Students
13 Students
308,140 Students
% Black Students
1%
17%
# White Students
688 Students
868,645 Students
% White Students
73%
47%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
1,861 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
62 Students
76,347 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
87
71,078
# Students in K Grade:
94
124,988
# Students in 1st Grade:
108
127,117
# Students in 2nd Grade:
96
127,748
# Students in 3rd Grade:
101
127,544
# Students in 4th Grade:
96
129,636
# Students in 5th Grade:
82
133,910
# Students in 6th Grade:
82
135,734
# Students in 7th Grade:
97
141,129
# Students in 8th Grade:
97
145,775
# Students in 9th Grade:
-
157,172
# Students in 10th Grade:
-
149,262
# Students in 11th Grade:
-
146,253
# Students in 12th Grade:
-
149,901
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,307 in this school district is less than the state median of $22,162. The school district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,139 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
$16 MM
$41,381 MM
This chart display total revenue of Peru ESD 124  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
$15 MM
$39,976 MM
This chart display total spending of Peru ESD 124  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
$17,307
$22,162
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Peru ESD 124  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
$16,139
$21,409
This chart display average spending per public school student in Peru ESD 124  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 Peru ESD 124 School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Northview Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2100 Plum Street
Peru, IL 61354
(815) 223-1111
Grades: PK-4
| 582 students
Rank: #22.
Parkside Middle School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1800 Church St
Peru, IL 61354
(815) 223-1111
Grades: 5-8
| 358 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Peru ESD 124 School District?
Peru ESD 124 School District manages 2 public schools serving 940 students.
What is the rank of Peru ESD 124 School District?
Peru ESD 124 School District is ranked #437 out of 918 school districts in Illinois (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year.
What is the racial composition of students in Peru ESD 124 School District?
73% of Peru ESD 124 School District students are White, 17% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Peru ESD 124 School District?
Peru ESD 124 School District has a student/teacher ratio of 13:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What is Peru ESD 124 School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $16,139 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-08
  • Enrollment: 940 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • : Top 50% in IL
  • : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • : 29% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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