Pershing Early Learning Center

2912 N University
Decatur, IL 62526
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Pershing Early Learning Center serves 501 students in grades Prekindergarten.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

Pershing Early Learning Center's student population of 501 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 66% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten
Total Students501 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

The diversity score of Pershing Early Learning Center is 0.67, 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)
Student : Teacher Ratio25:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
6%
26%
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Black
40%
17%
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White
40%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
13%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.670.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
2%
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 61 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Pershing Early Learning Center is Macarthur High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Stephen Decatur Middle School (2.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Benjamin Franklin Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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