Nelson Prairie School

  • Nelson Prairie School serves 410 students in grades 1-3.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (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.
  • Nelson Prairie School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52%.

Top Placements

Nelson Prairie School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • Nelson Prairie School's student population of 410 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 1-3
Total Students410 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Nelson Prairie School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Nelson Prairie School is 0.20, 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 School Rank#922 out of 3672 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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5%
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Hispanic
9%
26%
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Black
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17%
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White
89%
48%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.200.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew Lenox 122 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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