Benjamin Franklin Elem School

Serves grades M - M

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
2440 N Summit Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
Phone
(217) 362-3561
District
DECATUR SD 61
County
MACON COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
246
Classroom Teachers
16

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Illinois

1

(10 is best)

Better than 5.4% of IL schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

2

(10 is best)

Benjamin Franklin Elem School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 3 37
Proficiency in Reading 6 36
Proficiency in Math 0 39

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 6 33
Proficiency in Reading 9 37
Proficiency in Math 3 30

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 14 32
Proficiency in Reading 24 36
Proficiency in Math 4 29

Grade 6

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 9 30
Proficiency in Reading 17 34
Proficiency in Math 0 27

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 15.85
AVG FOR DISTRICT 20.62
AVG FOR STATE 15.77
AVG FOR NATION 16.54
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Kindergarten 40 16.3%
Grade 1 42 17.1%
Grade 2 48 19.5%
Grade 3 40 16.3%
Grade 4 27 11.0%
Grade 5 23 9.3%
Grade 6 26 10.6%
Total 246 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 42.7% 42.5% 50.6%
Black 56.8% 52.1% 17.8%
Hispanic 0.5% 3.9% 26.4%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.0% 1.3% 4.9%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.0% 0.2% 0.3%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 87.4% 73.5% 49.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 86.2% 71.3% 45.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.2% 2.2% 3.3%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 69,762 12,802,023
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 1,496.3 230
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.8% 6.1%
5-19 YEARS OLD 18.4% 19.6%
20-44 YEARS OLD 31.2% 33.7%
45-64 YEARS OLD 26.5% 26.3%
65 OR OLDER 17.1% 14.4%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 29,346 4,818,452
Single Parent Households With Children 14.7% 10.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 87.2% 88.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 20.9% 33.4%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 4.5% 13.3%
$100,000 - $149,999 7.8% 15.0%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.0% 12.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.9% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.2% 16.8%
$15,000 - $29,999 19.9% 13.6%
$15,000 or less 19.8% 11.1%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $4,407 $39,530,790 28.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $466 $4,180,020 3.0%
Staff $582 $5,220,540 3.7%
General Administration $422 $3,785,340 2.7%
School Administration $745 $6,682,650 4.8%
Operation $1,153 $10,342,410 7.4%
Transportation $573 $5,139,810 3.7%
Other $4,163 $37,342,110 26.7%
Total Support $8,105 $72,701,850 51.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,102 $27,824,940 19.9%
Total Expenditures $15,615 $140,066,550 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,862 $16,041,736,338 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $849 $1,733,187,841 5.6%
Staff $504 $1,028,020,809 3.3%
General Administration $508 $1,036,522,218 3.4%
School Administration $653 $1,331,780,740 4.3%
Operation $1,174 $2,396,104,949 7.8%
Transportation $598 $1,220,380,148 4.0%
Other $546 $1,114,934,113 3.6%
Total Support $4,833 $9,860,885,139 32.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,384 $4,865,224,284 15.8%
Total Expenditures $15,079 $30,767,924,182 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%