623 15th St
Rockford, IL 61104
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
John Nelson Elementary School served 424 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
John Nelson 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 8% (which was lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 12% (which was lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 was higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment was 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which was higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

John Nelson Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
424 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3268 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
8%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
12%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
39%
26%
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Black
32%
17%
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White
20%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
1%
2%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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