James Avant Elementary School

1915 N 55th St
East Saint Louis, IL 62204
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
James Avant Elementary School serves 494 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
James Avant Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 22% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

James Avant Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

James Avant Elementary School's student population of 494 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students494 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Rankings

James Avant Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of James Avant Elementary School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3083 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
16%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
22%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
7%
26%
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Black
91%
17%
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White
1%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.170.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
34%
27%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEast St Louis 189 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to James Avant Elementary School is East Street Louis Senior High School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mason/clark Middle School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gordon Bush Elementary School (2.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • East Saint Louis Gordon Bush Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-4 | 383 students
    2.0 miles
    1516 Gross Ave
    East Saint Louis, IL 62205
    (618) 646-3930
    2 K-4 383
  • East Saint Louis East Street Louis Senior High School Math: ≤1% | Reading: 3%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,235 student
    2.1 miles
    4901 State St
    East Saint Louis, IL 62205
    (618) 646-3700
    2.1 9-12 1,235
  • East Saint Louis Mason/clark Middle School Math: 6% | Reading: 11%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 870 students
    2.1 miles
    5510 State St
    East Saint Louis, IL 62203
    (618) 646-3750
    2.1 5-8 870
  • East Saint Louis Annette Officer Elementary School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-4 | 444 students
    2.4 miles
    558 N 27th St
    East Saint Louis, IL 62205
    (618) 646-3970
    2.4 K-4 444
  • East Saint Louis Katie Harper-wright Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-4 | 392 students
    3.0 miles
    7710 State St
    East Saint Louis, IL 62203
    (618) 646-3860
    3 K-4 392

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