W J Zahnow Elementary School

  • W J Zahnow Elementary School serves 421 students in grades Prekindergarten-1.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • W J Zahnow Elementary School's student population of 421 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-1
Total Students421 students
This chart display total students of W J Zahnow Elementary School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of W J Zahnow Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • W J Zahnow Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of W J Zahnow Elementary School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of W J Zahnow Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in W J Zahnow Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Hispanic
2%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in W J Zahnow Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in W J Zahnow Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
White
96%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in W J Zahnow Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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 W J Zahnow Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.080.67
This chart display the diversity score of W J Zahnow Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in W J Zahnow Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in W J Zahnow Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaterloo CUSD 5 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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