547 N Farnham St
Galesburg, IL 61401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Nielson Elementary School serves 421 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 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% (majority Hispanic).

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Nielson Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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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 Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
421 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Nielson Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
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 Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2829 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
15%
26%
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Black
16%
17%
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White
53%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
16%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
2%
3%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 421 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.65 (Top 10%)

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