William Harris Elementary School



William Harris Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

William Harris Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 42
1 49
2 45
3 31
4 27
5 33
6 34
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

William Harris Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Decatur, IL in the Decatur School District 61. It enrolls 261 students in grades 1st through 12th. William Harris Elementary School is the 1,989th largest public school in Illinois and the 44,350th largest nationally. It has 9.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 261
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 9.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 27.7
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 44,350th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 1,989th out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 213th out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,167th out of 2,345

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William Harris Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 136
(52%)
3,070
(51%)
 Female 125
(48%)
2,937
(49%)

William Harris Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 127
(49%)
2,673
(44%)
 White 104
(40%)
2,408
(40%)
 Two or More 27
(10%)
652
(11%)
 Hispanic 3
(1%)
200
(3%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
14
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
59
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

William Harris Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 213
(82%)
4,228
(70%)
 Not Eligible 43
(16%)
1,624
(27%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 5
(2%)
155
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,547 ranked schools in Illinois, William Harris Elementary School is ranked 1,063rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of William Harris Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (83.5%) is significantly 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.

William Harris Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 243
2006 163
2007 280
2008 161
2009 259
2010 271
2011 281
2012 261

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20.4
2006 12.5
2007 23.3
2008 14.6
2009 22.2
2010 21.4
2011 22.2
2012 9.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.90534979423868
2006
2007 0.90714285714286
2008
2009
2010 0.88929889298893
2011 0.81494661921708
2012 0.83524904214559

Compare William Harris Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
940.0% 9.4:1
 
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 83.5%
 

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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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