Nielson Elementary School

  • Nielson Elementary School serves 399 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Nielson Elementary School's student population of 399 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students399 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Nielson Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Nielson Elementary School is 0.66, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#2707 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
15%
26%
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Black
13%
17%
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White
52%
49%
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Two or more races
20%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Nielson Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.660.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
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.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGalesburg CUSD 205 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Nielson Elementary School is Raes Night School (0.9 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school is Raes Rssp (0.9 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is Raes Rssp (0.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Galesburg Bright Futures Pre-k Prog Magnet School
    Grades: PK | 225 students
    0.5 miles
    932 Harrison St
    Galesburg, IL 61401
    (309)973-2031
    0.5 PK 225
  • Galesburg Raes Night School Alternative School
    Magnet School
    Grades: 12
    0.9 miles
    121 S Prairie St.
    Galesburg, IL 61401
    (309)345-3828
    0.9 12 n/a
  • Galesburg Raes Rssp Alternative School
    Magnet School
    Grades: 6-12 | 9 students
    0.9 miles
    121 S Prairie St
    Galesburg, IL 61401
    (309)734-6822
    0.9 6-12 9
  • Galesburg Lombard Junior High School Magnet School
    Grades: 6-8 | 492 students
    1.0 miles
    1220 E Knox St
    Galesburg, IL 61401
    (309)973-2004
    1.0 6-8 492
  • Galesburg Raes East Alternative Ed Alternative School
    Magnet School
    Grades: 9-12 | 21 students
    1.1 miles
    325 E Main St
    Galesburg, IL 61401
    (309)345-0101
    1.1 9-12 21

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