Parsons Accelerated School



Parsons Accelerated School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Parsons Accelerated School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 74
1 53
2 49
3 51
4 31
5 52
6 50
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Parsons Accelerated School is a public elementary school located in Decatur, IL in the Decatur School District 61. It enrolls 360 students in grades 1st through 12th. Parsons Accelerated School is the 1,443rd largest public school in Illinois and the 35,671st largest nationally. It has 12.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 360
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 28.08
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 35,671st out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 1,443rd out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 810th out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,138th out of 2,345

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Parsons Accelerated School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 189
(53%)
3,070
(51%)
 Female 171
(48%)
2,937
(49%)

Parsons Accelerated School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 182
(51%)
2,408
(40%)
 Black 132
(37%)
2,673
(44%)
 Two or More 29
(8%)
652
(11%)
 Hispanic 11
(3%)
200
(3%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
14
(0%)
 Asian 2
(1%)
59
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Parsons Accelerated School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 269
(75%)
4,228
(70%)
 Not Eligible 72
(20%)
1,624
(27%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 19
(5%)
155
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,547 ranked schools in Illinois, Parsons Accelerated School is ranked 716th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Parsons Accelerated School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (80.0%) is higher than the state average of 54.0%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Parsons Accelerated School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 221
2006 250
2007 267
2008 266
2009 305
2010 294
2011 299
2012 360

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17
2006 17.9
2007 17.8
2008 19
2009 19.1
2010 20.4
2011 20.7
2012 12.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.76018099547511
2006
2007 0.95505617977528
2008
2009
2010 0.82993197278912
2011 0.81605351170569
2012 0.8

Compare Parsons Accelerated School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,280.0% 12.8:1
 
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 80.0%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Parsons Accelerated School
Decatur, IL
Public KG - 06 360 12.8:1  
Pershing Early Learning Center
Decatur, IL
Public PK - KG 448 19.7:1 1 miles
Our Lady of Lourdes School
Decatur, IL
Private PK - 08 233 13:1 1 miles
Lutheran School Association
Decatur, IL
Private KG - 12 532 17:1 2 miles
William Harris Elementary School
Decatur, IL
Public PK - 06 261 9.4:1 2 miles
Stevenson Accelerated School
Decatur, IL
Public PK - 06 297 16.3:1 2 miles
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
Decatur, IL
Public PK - 06 275 12.5:1 2 miles
St Patrick School
Decatur, IL
Private PK - 08 176 12:1 3 miles
Robertson Charter School
Decatur, IL
Public PK - 08 376 136.7:1 3 miles
Oak Grove Accelerated School
Decatur, IL
Public PK - 06 320 10.6:1 3 miles
Durfee Elementary School
Decatur, IL
Public KG - 06 353 12.9:1 3 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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