Pepper Ridge Elementary School

  • Pepper Ridge Elementary School serves 386 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30-34% (which is lower 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 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Pepper Ridge Elementary School's student population of 386 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students386 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pepper Ridge Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pepper Ridge Elementary School is 0.45, 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#1534 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pepper Ridge Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pepper Ridge 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
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
5%
26%
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Black
17%
17%
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White
72%
49%
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Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pepper Ridge Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.450.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pepper Ridge 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 NameMcLean County USD 5 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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