John Nelson Elementary School (Closed 2018)
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).
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3268 out of 3655 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)(17-18)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)(17-18)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education
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