Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School



Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 51
K 54
1 57
2 52
3 45
4 55
5 46
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Dekalb, IL in the Dekalb Community Unit School District 428. It enrolls 360 students in grades 1st through 12th. Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School is the 1,443rd largest public school in Illinois and the 35,671st largest nationally. It has 12.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 360
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 29.34
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 35,671st out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 1,443rd out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 693rd out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,054th out of 2,345

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Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 208
(58%)
2,334
(52%)
 Female 152
(42%)
2,130
(48%)

Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 182
(51%)
2,371
(53%)
 Black 100
(28%)
743
(17%)
 Hispanic 36
(10%)
1,051
(24%)
 Two or More 23
(6%)
185
(4%)
 Asian 19
(5%)
96
(2%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
17
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 178
(49%)
1,981
(44%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 146
(41%)
2,085
(47%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 36
(10%)
398
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,547 ranked schools in Illinois, Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School is ranked 1,251st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (50.6%) is slightly lower than the state average of 54.0%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 326
2006 332
2007 369
2008 359
2009 348
2010 374
2011 353
2012 360

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.8
2006 18.4
2007 23.1
2008 17.1
2009 19.3
2010 22
2011 19.6
2012 12.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.26993865030675
2006 0.31325301204819
2007 0.29268292682927
2008 0.3008356545961
2009 0.40229885057471
2010 0.37700534759358
2011 0.5042492917847
2012 0.50555555555556

Compare Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,230.0% 12.3:1
 
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 50.6%
 
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Public PK - 05 360 12.3:1  
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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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