Nielson Elementary School (Closed 2021)

547 N Farnham St
Galesburg, IL 61401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Nielson Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 15-19% (which was lower than the Illinois state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 15-19% (which was lower than the Illinois state average of 38%).

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students (19-20)
389 students
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Total Classroom Teachers (19-20)
28 teachers
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School Rankings

This School
State Level (IL)
(18-19)
15-19%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Nielson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
(18-19)
15-19%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Nielson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
14:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Nielson Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
American Indian
(19-20)
n/a
n/a
Asian
(19-20)
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Nielson Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2002-03 school year data.
Hispanic
(19-20)
14%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Nielson Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Black
(19-20)
21%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Nielson Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
White
(19-20)
51%
48%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Nielson Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Hawaiian
(19-20)
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
(19-20)
14%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Nielson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
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This chart display the diversity score of Nielson Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch (19-20)
73%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Nielson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Nielson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% IL state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 38% IL state average).
How many students attend Nielson Elementary School?
389 students attend Nielson Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
51% of Nielson Elementary School students are White, 21% of students are Black, 14% of students are Hispanic, and 14% of students are Two or more races.
What grades does Nielson Elementary School offer ?
Nielson Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Nielson Elementary School part of?
Nielson Elementary School is part of Galesburg Community Unit School District 205.

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