Prairie Central CUSD 8 School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 1,887 students in Prairie Central CUSD 8 School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Illinois.
Public Schools in Prairie Central CUSD 8 School District have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 38% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Prairie Central CUSD 8 School District are Prairie Central Upper Elementary School, Prairie Central Junior High School and Prairie Central Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Prairie Central CUSD 8 School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Illinois.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

School District Name
Prairie Central CUSD 8 School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IL)
# Schools
6 Schools
4,224 Schools
# Students
1,887 Students
1,987,551 Students
# Teachers
139 Teachers
127,062 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Prairie Central CUSD 8 School District, which is ranked within the top 30% 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 90-94% has increased from 85-89% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IL)
Overall District Rank
#258 out of 946 school districts
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
38%
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
90-94%
87%
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Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.21
0.68
# American Indian Students
4 Students
5,543 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
12 Students
101,126 Students
% Asian Students
1%
5%
# Hispanic Students
55 Students
521,371 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
26%
# Black Students
20 Students
333,769 Students
% Black Students
1%
17%
# White Students
1,674 Students
954,306 Students
% White Students
89%
48%
# Hawaiian Students
3 Students
2,072 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
119 Students
69,416 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
144
79,100
# Students in K Grade:
134
131,371
# Students in 1st Grade:
116
136,712
# Students in 2nd Grade:
117
138,974
# Students in 3rd Grade:
122
144,469
# Students in 4th Grade:
144
147,980
# Students in 5th Grade:
125
150,461
# Students in 6th Grade:
162
148,892
# Students in 7th Grade:
141
148,478
# Students in 8th Grade:
119
150,263
# Students in 9th Grade:
150
158,611
# Students in 10th Grade:
144
154,544
# Students in 11th Grade:
125
149,814
# Students in 12th Grade:
144
147,866
# Ungraded Students:
-
16

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,556 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 $15,372 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
$31 MM
$15 MM
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Spending
$29 MM
$14 MM
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Revenue / Student
$16,556
$19,255
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Spending / Student
$15,372
$18,215
This chart display average spending per public school student in Prairie Central CUSD 8  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 Prairie Central CUSD 8 School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Prairie Central Upper Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Po Box 496
Forrest, IL 61741
(815) 657-8238
Grades: 5-6
| 284 students
Rank: #22.
Prairie Central Junior High School
Math: 43% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
800 N Wood St
Forrest, IL 61741
(815) 657-8660
Grades: 7-8
| 263 students
Rank: #33.
Prairie Central Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
600 S 1st St
Fairbury, IL 61739
(815) 692-2623
Grades: 2-4
| 381 students
Rank: #44.
Prairie Central High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
411 N 7th St
Fairbury, IL 61739
(815) 692-2355
Grades: 9-12
| 563 students
Po Box 816
Chatsworth, IL 60921
(815) 635-3555
Grades: PK-1
| 155 students
700 S Division St
Chenoa, IL 61726
(815) 945-2971
Grades: PK-1
| 241 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Prairie Central Cusd 8
  • 605 N 7th St, Fairbury, IL, 61739-1300
  • (815) 692-2504
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 1,887 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 1% in IL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.21

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