Nelson Prairie School



Nelson Prairie School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Nelson Prairie School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 142
2 166
3 173
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Nelson Prairie School is a public elementary school located in New Lenox, IL in the New Lenox School District 122. It enrolls 481 students in grades 1st through 12th. Nelson Prairie School is the 805th largest public school in Illinois and the 23,319th largest nationally. It has 18.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 481
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 25.73
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 23,319th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 805th out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 2,113th out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,322nd out of 2,345

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Nelson Prairie School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 242
(50%)
2,085
(52%)
 Female 239
(50%)
1,932
(48%)

Nelson Prairie School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 416
(86%)
3,519
(88%)
 Hispanic 56
(12%)
326
(8%)
 Two or More 5
(1%)
81
(2%)
 Asian 2
(0%)
38
(1%)
 Black 1
(0%)
38
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
10
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
5
(0%)

Nelson Prairie School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 410
(85%)
3,461
(86%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 57
(12%)
427
(11%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 14
(3%)
129
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,547 ranked schools in Illinois, Nelson Prairie School is ranked 2,022nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Nelson Prairie School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (14.8%) is significantly 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.

Nelson Prairie School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 608
2006 493
2007 513
2008 507
2009 493
2010 474
2011 506
2012 481

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19
2006 17.6
2007 20.5
2008 18.8
2009 19
2010 19
2011 21.1
2012 18.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.029605263157895
2006 0.066937119675456
2007 0.076023391812865
2008 0.1025641025641
2009 0.12170385395538
2010 0.14135021097046
2011 0.11067193675889
2012 0.14760914760915

Compare Nelson Prairie School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,870.0% 18.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 14.8%
 
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Nelson Prairie School
New Lenox, IL
Public 01 - 03 481 18.7:1  
Nelson Ridge School
New Lenox, IL
Public 04 - 06 498 20.2:1 1 miles
Community Christian School
New Lenox, IL
Private PK - 12 109 7:1 1 miles
Oster-Oakview School
New Lenox, IL
Public 04 - 06 481 19.6:1 2 miles
Manhattan Jr High School
Manhattan, IL
Public 06 - 08 411 11.6:1 3 miles
Spencer Pointe
New Lenox, IL
Public 01 - 03 416 14.9:1 3 miles
Union Elementary School
Joliet, IL
Public KG - 08 103 7.8:1 3 miles
St Jude School
New Lenox, IL
Private PK - 08 168 13:1 3 miles
Spencer Trail
New Lenox, IL
Public PK - KG 429 29.5:1 3 miles
Spencer Crossing
New Lenox, IL
Public 04 - 06 449 16.7:1 3 miles
Arnold J Tyler School
New Lenox, IL
Public 01 - 03 371 16.6:1 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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