Benld Elementary School



Benld Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Benld Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 48
K 102
1 96
2 101
3 115
4 98
5 96
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Benld Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Gillespie, IL in the Gillespie Community Unit School District 7. It enrolls 656 students in grades 1st through 12th. Benld Elementary School is the 300th largest public school in Illinois and the 9,795th largest nationally. It has 14.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 656
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 45.36
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 9,795th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 300th out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,269th out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 352nd out of 2,345

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Benld Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 337
(51%)
498
(53%)
 Female 319
(49%)
438
(47%)

Benld Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 632
(96%)
905
(97%)
 Two or More 18
(3%)
22
(2%)
 Hispanic 4
(1%)
5
(1%)
 Black 2
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
2
(0%)

Benld Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 616
(94%)
893
(95%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 25
(4%)
25
(3%)
 Not Eligible 15
(2%)
18
(2%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,547 ranked schools in Illinois, Benld Elementary School is ranked 130th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Benld Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (97.7%) 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.

Benld Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 655
2006 627
2007 619
2008 672
2009 577
2010 648
2011 639
2012 656

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.7
2006 14.9
2007 15.9
2008 16.4
2009 14.7
2010 17.5
2011 16.8
2012 14.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.42748091603053
2006 0.45773524720893
2007 0.49757673667205
2008 0.50595238095238
2009 0.61525129982669
2010 0.76234567901235
2011 0.981220657277
2012 0.97713414634146

Compare Benld Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,450.0% 14.5:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 97.7%
 

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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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