Nelson Prairie School

  • Nelson Prairie School serves 427 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 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Nelson Prairie School's student population of 427 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 1-3
Total Students427 students
Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers

School Comparison

  • Nelson Prairie School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 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 0.32. 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#713 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
32%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
38%
Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
Hispanic
8%
26%
Black
1%
17%
White
89%
49%
Two or more races
2%
3%
Diversity Score0.200.32
Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
46%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew Lenox SD 122 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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