Mary W French Academy

  • Mary W French Academy serves 310 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 6-9% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Mary W French Academy's student population of 310 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students310 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mary W French Academy's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mary W French Academy is 0.41, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#3362 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
n/a
26%
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Black
75%
17%
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White
12%
49%
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Two or more races
13%
3%
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Diversity Score0.410.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDecatur SD 61 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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    1.0 miles
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    (217)362-3351
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    Grades: PK-8 | 475 students
    1.1 miles
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    Grades: K-6 | 389 students
    1.1 miles
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