South Elementary School

  • South Elementary School serves 227 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55-59% (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 55-59% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • South Elementary School's student population of 227 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School ()
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students227 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Elementary School is 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. 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#804 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:116:1
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Asian
8%
5%
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Hispanic
50%
26%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
39%
49%
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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 South Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.600.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
17%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCcsd 62 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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