Pennoyer Elementary School

  • Pennoyer Elementary School serves 403 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 43% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 49% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Pennoyer Elementary School's student population of 403 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students403 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pennoyer Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pennoyer Elementary School is 0.41, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#1014 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennoyer Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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Asian
7%
5%
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Hispanic
16%
26%
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Black
n/a
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Pennoyer Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
White
75%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Pennoyer Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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 Pennoyer Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.410.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennoyer Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennoyer Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePennoyer SD 79 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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  4.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
3  
Hi, I would like to write this review as someone who Has attended this school in the last 2 years. First I would like to get started on the actual building. Now recently Pennoyer has been dealing with money problems, due to the referendum of 2018 not passing. Many of the classrooms do not have floors and many of the ceilings are not filled, I have heard that this is trying to be fixed with the money they can put together. Final thoughts, the building is not 21st century learning ready. My next point will be the teachers and staff, which I overall enjoy. You can tell the teachers put more than their all into everything they do, yes there are some teachers style that I do not enjoy overall. However, most of the time if you put effort into your education they can be enjoyable. Next, I will talk about their activities, after school and what not. Now this school tries it''s best with the clubs most of the time though, it''s the teachers who put together the artistic clubs. The sports are apart of a different company that causes the students to pay about $100 to join most sports. Finally to sum it up, this school is and isn''t as bad as everyone makes it. Depending on your interests, it can be enjoyable. That doesn''t mean that there isn''t work to do. For me it was the students who made my experience a bit hard, but I can''t blame that on the school. The school does have to fix some structure parts of it, most of it is out of their control sadly.
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I went to this school from 1973-1977When Dr. Fenelli was the superintendentIt had the best teachers and it was a great school.Thank you Pennoyer
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