Nelson Ridge School

  • Nelson Ridge School serves 468 students in grades 4-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 56% (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 54% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 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 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Nelson Ridge School's student population of 468 students has declined by 7% 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
Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers

School Comparison

  • Nelson Ridge School is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,679 schools in Illinois (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Nelson Ridge School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. 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 (16-17)#481 out of 3679 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
56%
32%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
54%
38%
Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
Hispanic
8%
26%
Black
2%
17%
White
88%
48%
Two or more races
2%
3%
Diversity Score0.220.67
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
47%
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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  • New Lenox Nelson Prairie School
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    0.0 miles
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    New Lenox, IL 60451
    (815)462-2874
    0.0 1-3 410
  • New Lenox Lincoln Way West
    Grades: 9-12 | 1905 students
    1.4 miles
    21701 S Gougar Rd
    New Lenox, IL 60451
    (815)717-3500
    1.4 9-12 1905
  • 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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