Newton Elementary School

  • Newton Elementary School serves 540 students in grades 1-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (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 43% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Newton Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52%.

School Overview

  • Newton Elementary School's student population of 540 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2010)
Grades OfferedGrades 1-6
Total Students540 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Newton Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Newton Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% 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 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Newton Elementary School is 0.04, 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 (16-17)#1280 out of 3679 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Hispanic
2%
26%
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Black
n/a
17%
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White
98%
48%
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Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score0.040.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Newton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJasper County Cud 1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newton Jasper County Junior High School
    Grades: 7-8 | 209 students
    0.0 miles
    1104 W Jourdan St
    Newton, IL 62448
    (618)783-4202
    0.0 7-8 209
  • Newton Newton Community High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 456 students
    0.7 miles
    201 Westend Ave
    Newton, IL 62448
    (618)783-2303
    0.7 9-12 456
  • Willow Hill Assist Rssp 12 Alternative School
    Grades: 8-10 | 9 students
    7.5 miles
    Po Box 77
    Willow Hill, IL 62480
    (618)455-3605
    7.5 8-10 9
  • Sainte Marie Sese School Special Education School
    Grades: Inquire with school
    8.2 miles
    Po Box 185
    Sainte Marie, IL 62459
    (618)455-3396
    8.2 Inquire with school n/a
  • Sainte Marie Ste Marie Elementary School
    Grades: PK-K | 119 students
    8.3 miles
    Po Box 157
    Sainte Marie, IL 62459
    (618)455-3219
    8.3 PK-K 119

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