William Harris Elementary School

  • William Harris Elementary School serves 303 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≤5% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • William Harris Elementary School's student population of 303 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has grown by 83% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students303 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • William Harris Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of William Harris Elementary School is 0.61, 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)
Overall School Rank#3485 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
2%
26%
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Black
50%
17%
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White
36%
49%
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Two or more races
12%
3%
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Diversity Score0.610.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDecatur SD 61 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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