North Ward Elementary School

  • North Ward Elementary School serves 360 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35-39% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 31%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Illinois state average of 36%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • North Ward Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52%.

Top Placements

North Ward Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • North Ward Elementary School's student population of 360 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2006)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students360 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • North Ward Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,544 schools in Illinois (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of North Ward Elementary School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#1199 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
31%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
6%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in North Ward Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
n/a
18%
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White
92%
48%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in North Ward Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.150.31
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Ward Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTuscola Cusd 301 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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