2500 S Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62521
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
South Shores Elementary School serves 298 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
South Shores Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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South Shores Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

South Shores Elementary School's student population of 298 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
298 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

South Shores Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of South Shores Elementary School is 0.63, 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 Data
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State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3425 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
3%
26%
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Black
45%
17%
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White
39%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
13%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
26%
27%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 298 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.63 (Top 20%)

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