Nelson Ridge School

2470 Nelson Rd
New Lenox, IL 60451
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Nelson Ridge School serves 468 students in grades 4-6.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (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 49% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Nelson Ridge School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Nelson Ridge School's student population of 468 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 4-6
Total Students468 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

Nelson Ridge School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Nelson Ridge School is 0.24, 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
#635 out of 3672 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
7%
26%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
87%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.240.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Nelson Ridge School is Lincoln Way West (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Union Elementary School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Nelson Prairie School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New Lenox Nelson Prairie School
    Grades: 1-3 | 410 students
    0.0 miles
    2366 Nelson Rd
    New Lenox, IL 60451
    (815) 462-2874
    0.0 1-3 410
  • New Lenox Lincoln Way West
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,905 student
    1.4 miles
    21701 S Gougar Rd
    New Lenox, IL 60451
    (815) 717-3500
    1.4 9-12 1,905
  • New Lenox Oster-oakview School
    Grades: 4-6 | 475 students
    1.8 miles
    809 N Cedar Rd
    New Lenox, IL 60451
    (815) 485-2125
    1.8 4-6 475
  • New Lenox Arnold J Tyler School
    Grades: 1-3 | 309 students
    2.0 miles
    511 E Illinois Hwy
    New Lenox, IL 60451
    (815) 485-2398
    2.0 1-3 309
  • New Lenox Bentley Elementary School
    Grades: 4-6 | 361 students
    2.0 miles
    513 E Illinois Hwy
    New Lenox, IL 60451
    (815) 485-4451
    2.0 4-6 361

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