South Shores Elementary School

2500 S Franklin Street Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 334 students in grades Kindergarten-6, South Shores Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤5% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 30%).
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 334 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • : Bottom 50% in IL
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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 334 students has grown by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
334 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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School Rankings

South Shores Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,426 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
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.
This School
State Level (IL)
#3268 out of 3426 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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(20-21)
≤5%
28%
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≤5%
30%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
3%
27%
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Black
48%
17%
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White
36%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
12%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.63
This chart display the diversity score of South Shores Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
26%
27%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Shores Elementary School 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 District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is South Shores Elementary School's ranking?
South Shores Elementary School is ranked #3268 out of 3,426 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while ≤5% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% IL state average).
How many students attend South Shores Elementary School?
334 students attend South Shores Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
48% of South Shores Elementary School students are Black, 36% of students are White, 12% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of South Shores Elementary School?
South Shores Elementary School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does South Shores Elementary School offer ?
South Shores Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is South Shores Elementary School part of?
South Shores Elementary School is part of Decatur SD 61 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 334 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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