Sterling CUSD 5 School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 3,372 students in Sterling CUSD 5 School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
Public Schools in Sterling CUSD 5 School District have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 38% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Sterling CUSD 5 School District are Sterling High School, Lincoln Elementary School and Washington Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Sterling CUSD 5 School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Illinois.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Sterling CUSD 5 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
Sterling CUSD 5 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
4,228 Schools
# Students
3,372 Students
1,988,252 Students
# Teachers
176 Teachers
127,113 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
19:1

District Rank

Sterling CUSD 5 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 87% has increased from 75% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IL)
Overall District Rank
#605 out of 946 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Sterling CUSD 5  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
33%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sterling CUSD 5  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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
38%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sterling CUSD 5  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)
87%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Sterling CUSD 5  School District and public school graduation rate of IL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.57
0.68
# American Indian Students
13 Students
5,547 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
35 Students
101,156 Students
% Asian Students
1%
5%
# Hispanic Students
1,192 Students
521,438 Students
% Hispanic Students
35%
26%
# Black Students
91 Students
333,842 Students
% Black Students
3%
17%
# White Students
1,880 Students
954,799 Students
% White Students
56%
48%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
2,072 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
160 Students
69,450 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
139
79,100
# Students in K Grade:
226
131,420
# Students in 1st Grade:
225
136,761
# Students in 2nd Grade:
230
139,116
# Students in 3rd Grade:
225
144,615
# Students in 4th Grade:
243
148,125
# Students in 5th Grade:
269
150,631
# Students in 6th Grade:
279
148,892
# Students in 7th Grade:
238
148,478
# Students in 8th Grade:
254
150,263
# Students in 9th Grade:
292
158,611
# Students in 10th Grade:
261
154,544
# Students in 11th Grade:
260
149,814
# Students in 12th Grade:
231
147,866
# Ungraded Students:
-
16

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,952 in this school district is less 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 $11,830 is less than the state median of $17,733. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (IL)
Total Revenue
$40 MM
$14 MM
This chart display total revenue of Sterling CUSD 5  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
$40 MM
$14 MM
This chart display total spending of Sterling CUSD 5  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
$11,952
$18,231
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Sterling CUSD 5  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
$11,830
$17,733
This chart display average spending per public school student in Sterling CUSD 5  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.

Best Sterling CUSD 5 School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sterling High School
Math: 29% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
1608 4th Ave
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 625-6800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,044 students
Rank: #22.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1501 E 6th St
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 625-1449
Grades: 3-5
| 334 students
Rank: #33.
Washington Elementary School
Math: 20% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
815 W Le Fevre Rd
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 625-2372
Grades: 3-5
| 403 students
Rank: #44.
Challand Middle School
Math: 17% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1700 6th Ave
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 626-3300
Grades: 6-8
| 771 students
1510 E 25th St
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 625-5755
Grades: PK-2
| 374 students
806 E Le Fevre Rd
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 625-6402
Grades: PK-2
| 446 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 3,372 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 44%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Top 1% in IL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.57

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