James Whitcomb Riley School serves 13 students in grades 6.
The student:teacher ratio of 2:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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James Whitcomb Riley School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

James Whitcomb Riley School's student population of 13 students has grown by 30% over five school years.
The teacher population of 6 teachers has grown by 200% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6
Total Students
13 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of James Whitcomb Riley School is 0.71, which is more 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 Data
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State Level (IL)
Student : Teacher Ratio
2:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
31%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in James Whitcomb Riley School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
23%
26%
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Black
n/a
17%
White
38%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.71
This chart display the diversity score of James Whitcomb Riley School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in James Whitcomb Riley School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
22%
3%
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special education school
  • Grades: 6
  • Students: 13 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 2:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.71 (Top 30% in IL)

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