Ralston Elementary School

710 Ralston Rd
Machesney Park, IL 61115
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Ralston Elementary School serves 344 students in grades 1-6.
Ralston Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is equal to the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Ralston Elementary School's student population of 344 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 1-6
Total Students344 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

Ralston Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Ralston Elementary School is 0.31, 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)
Overall Testing Rank
#1763 out of 3672 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
7%
26%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
83%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.310.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHarlem Ud 122 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Ralston Elementary School is Harlem High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Harlem Middle School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Olson Park Elementary School (1.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Machesney Park Olson Park Elementary School Math: 30% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 1-6 | 295 students
    1.0 miles
    1414 Minahan Dr
    Machesney Park, IL 61115
    (815) 654-4504
    1 1-6 295
  • Machesney Park Harlem High School Math: 18% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 10-12 | 1,529 student
    1.3 miles
    9229 N Alpine Rd
    Machesney Park, IL 61115
    (815) 654-4511
    1.3 10-12 1,529
  • Machesney Park Machesney Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 4-6 | 406 students
    1.5 miles
    8615 N 2nd St
    Machesney Park, IL 61115
    (815) 654-4509
    1.5 4-6 406
  • Machesney Park Marquette Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 1-3 | 310 students
    1.7 miles
    8500 Victory Ln
    Machesney Park, IL 61115
    (815) 654-4503
    1.7 1-3 310
  • Machesney Park Donald C Parker Early Education Center
    Grades: PK-K | 593 students
    2.0 miles
    808 Harlem Rd
    Machesney Park, IL 61115
    (815) 654-4559
    2 PK-K 593

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