Locust Elementary School

539 Locust St
Marengo, IL 60152
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Locust Elementary School serves 477 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
Locust Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Locust Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Locust Elementary School's student population of 477 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-3
Total Students477 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

Locust Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 Locust Elementary School is 0.46, 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
#1133 out of 3672 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
26%
26%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
69%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.460.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
31%
27%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMarengo-Union E Consolidated D 165 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Locust Elementary School is Marengo High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Marengo Community Middle School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Marengo Marengo Community Middle School Math: 44% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 306 students
    0.2 miles
    816 E Grant Hwy
    Marengo, IL 60152
    (815) 568-5720
    0.2 6-8 306
  • Marengo Ulysses S Grant Intermediate School Math: 35% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 4-5 | 232 students
    0.2 miles
    816 E Grant Hwy
    Marengo, IL 60152
    (815) 568-8323
    0.2 4-5 232
  • Marengo Marengo High School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 685 students
    0.7 miles
    110 Franks Rd
    Marengo, IL 60152
    (815) 568-6511
    0.7 9-12 685
  • Union Evergreen Academy Alternative School
    Grades: 9-11 | 19 students
    3.2 miles
    6506 National St
    Union, IL 60180
    (815) 923-2789
    3.2 9-11 19
  • Marengo Riley Community Consolidated School Math: 40% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-8 | 291 students
    3.9 miles
    9406 Riley Rd
    Marengo, IL 60152
    (815) 568-8637
    3.9 K-8 291

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