Parsons Accelerated School

3591 N Macarthur Rd
Decatur, IL 62526
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Parsons Accelerated School serves 323 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Parsons Accelerated 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Parsons Accelerated School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Parsons Accelerated School's student population of 323 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 35% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students323 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

Parsons Accelerated School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Parsons Accelerated School is 0.66, 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 Testing Rank
#3187 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
3%
26%
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Black
31%
17%
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White
47%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
18%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.660.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
1%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDecatur 61 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Parsons Accelerated School is Macarthur High School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Stephen Decatur Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Stevenson Accelerated School (1.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Decatur Pershing Early Learning Center
    Grades: PK | 501 students
    1.0 miles
    2912 N University
    Decatur, IL 62526
    (217) 362-3301
    1 PK 501
  • Decatur Stevenson Accelerated School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 265 students
    1.1 miles
    3900 N Neely Ave
    Decatur, IL 62526
    (217) 362-3541
    1.1 K-6 265
  • Decatur Stephen Decatur Middle School Math: 4% | Reading: 8%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 344 students
    1.2 miles
    1 Educational Park
    Decatur, IL 62526
    (217) 362-3251
    1.2 7-8 344
  • Decatur Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 213 students
    1.8 miles
    2440 N Summit Ave
    Decatur, IL 62526
    (217) 362-3561
    1.8 K-6 213
  • Decatur William Harris Elementary School Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 270 students
    1.9 miles
    620 E Garfield Ave
    Decatur, IL 62526
    (217) 362-3361
    1.9 K-6 270

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