Parsons Accelerated School

3591 N Macarthur Rd
Decatur, IL 62526
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Parsons Accelerated School serves 527 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤5% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 527 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Parsons Accelerated School's student population of 527 students has grown by 71% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 93% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
527 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Parsons Accelerated School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,663 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3437 out of 3663 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
2%
27%
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Black
45%
17%
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White
31%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
21%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
1%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Parsons Accelerated School's ranking?
Parsons Accelerated School is ranked #3437 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while ≤5% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
How many students attend Parsons Accelerated School?
527 students attend Parsons Accelerated School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
45% of Parsons Accelerated School students are Black, 31% of students are White, 21% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Parsons Accelerated School?
Parsons Accelerated School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Parsons Accelerated School offer ?
Parsons Accelerated School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Parsons Accelerated School part of?
Parsons Accelerated School is part of Decatur SD 61 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 527 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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