Zion-Benton TWP HSD 126 School District
- For the 2021 school year, there are 2 public schools in Zion-Benton TWP HSD 126 School District, serving 2,576 students. Zion-Benton TWP HSD 126 School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Illinois.
- Public schools in Zion-Benton TWP HSD 126 School District have an average math proficiency score of 18% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 24% (versus the 37% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
- Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).
- The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is more than the Illinois public school average of 15:1.
|School District Name||Zion-Benton TWP HSD 126 School District|
|School District Phone Number||(847) 731-9792|
|School District Grades Offered||09 - 12|
|2017-2018 School Year Data||This School District||This State (IL)|
|# of Schools||2 Schools||4,240 Schools|
|# of Students||2,576 Students||1,991,759 Students|
|# of Teachers||165 Teachers||127,332 Teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||16:1||15:1|
- Zion-Benton TWP HSD 126 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.
- The school district's graduation rate of 84% has increased from 78% over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School District||State Average (IL)|
|Overall Testing Rank||#705 out of 944 school districts|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)|
Students by Ethnicity:
|# of American Indian Students||14 Students||5,549 Students|
|% American Indian Students|
|# of Asian Students||60 Students||101,257 Students|
|% Asian Students|
|# of Hispanic Students||1,131 Students||522,077 Students|
|% Hispanic Students|
|# of Black Students||666 Students||334,713 Students|
|% Black Students|
|# of White Students||603 Students||956,384 Students|
|% White Students|
|# of Hawaiian Students||1 Student||2,080 Students|
|% of Hawaiian Students||n/a||n/a|
|# of Two or more races Students||101 Students||69,699 Students|
|% of Two or more races Students|
Students by Grade:
|# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:||-||79,846|
|# of Students in Kindergarten:||-||131,861|
|# of Students in 1st Grade:||-||137,299|
|# of Students in 2nd Grade:||-||139,617|
|# of Students in 3rd Grade:||-||145,128|
|# of Students in 4th Grade:||-||148,297|
|# of Students in 5th Grade:||-||150,789|
|# of Students in 6th Grade:||-||149,065|
|# of Students in 7th Grade:||-||148,606|
|# of Students in 8th Grade:||-||150,377|
|# of Students in 9th Grade:||646||158,621|
|# of Students in 10th Grade:||623||154,549|
|# of Students in 11th Grade:||629||149,815|
|# of Students in 12th Grade:||678||147,873|
|# of Ungraded Students:||-||16|
Fiscal Data Comparison
- The revenue/student of $23,008 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 $18,846 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 2016-2017||This School District||This State (IL)|
|Total Revenue||$59 MM||$14 MM|
|Spending||$49 MM||$14 MM|
|Revenue / Student||$23,008||$18,231|
|Revenue / Student||$18,846||$17,733|
Zion-Benton TWP HSD 126 School District Public Schools (2021)
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