William Harris Elementary School (Closed 2021)

620 E Garfield Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Serving 288 students in grades Kindergarten-6, William Harris 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 was ≤5% (which was lower than the Illinois state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was ≤5% (which was lower than the Illinois state average of 38%).
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 was higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment was 67% of the student body (majority Black), which was higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
288 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

This School
State Level (IL)
(18-19)
≤5%
33%
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(18-19)
≤5%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of William Harris Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
2%
27%
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Black
53%
17%
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White
33%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
0.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
8%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in William Harris Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% IL state average), while ≤5% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 38% IL state average).
How many students attend William Harris Elementary School?
288 students attend William Harris Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
53% of William Harris Elementary School students are Black, 33% of students are White, 11% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of William Harris Elementary School?
William Harris Elementary School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does William Harris Elementary School offer ?
William Harris Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is William Harris Elementary School part of?
William Harris Elementary School is part of Decatur School District 61.

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