Pershing Early Learning Center

  • Pershing Early Learning Center serves 512 students in grades Prekindergarten.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Pershing Early Learning Center's student population of 512 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 22% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten
Total Students512 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Pershing Early Learning Center
Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pershing Early Learning Center's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has increased from 25:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pershing Early Learning Center 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
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Student : Teacher Ratio37:116:1
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
4%
26%
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Black
41%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Pershing Early Learning Center and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
40%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Pershing Early Learning Center and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
14%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pershing Early Learning Center.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.660.68
This chart display the diversity score of Pershing Early Learning Center and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pershing Early Learning Center and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDecatur SD 61 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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