Nielson Elementary School

  • Nielson Elementary School serves 421 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.
  • Nielson Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Nielson Elementary School's student population of 421 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students421 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Nielson Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Nielson Elementary School is 0.65, 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)#2923 out of 3679 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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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 Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
14%
26%
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Black
17%
17%
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White
53%
48%
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Two or more races
16%
3%
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Diversity Score0.650.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGalesburg CUSD 205 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
  • Galesburg Bright Futures Pre-k Prog
    Grades: PK | 228 students
    0.5 miles
    932 Harrison St
    Galesburg, IL 61401
    (309)973-2031
    0.5 PK 228
  • Galesburg Raes Night School Alternative School
    Grades: Inquire with school
    0.9 miles
    121 S Prairie St.
    Galesburg, IL 61401
    (309)345-3828
    0.9 Inquire with school n/a
  • Galesburg Raes Rssp Alternative School
    Grades: 8 | 15 students
    0.9 miles
    121 S Prairie St
    Galesburg, IL 61401
    (309)734-6822
    0.9 8 15
  • Galesburg Lombard Junior High School
    Grades: 6-8 | 485 students
    1.0 miles
    1220 E Knox St
    Galesburg, IL 61401
    (309)973-2004
    1.0 6-8 485
  • Galesburg Raes East Alternative Ed Alternative School
    Grades: 12 | 4 students
    1.1 miles
    325 E Main St
    Galesburg, IL 61401
    (309)345-0101
    1.1 12 4

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