Dirksen Elementary School



Dirksen Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Dirksen Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 47
1 50
2 47
3 42
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Dirksen Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Pekin, IL in the Pekin Psd 108 School District. It enrolls 186 students in grades 1st through 12th. Dirksen Elementary School is the 2,249th largest public school in Illinois and the 48,798th largest nationally. It has 14.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 186
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 12.71
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 48,798th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 2,249th out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,293rd out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 2,142nd out of 2,345

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Dirksen Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 98
(53%)
1,503
(50%)
 Female 88
(47%)
1,476
(50%)

Dirksen Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 164
(88%)
2,721
(91%)
 Two or More 12
(6%)
128
(4%)
 Hispanic 9
(5%)
86
(3%)
 Black 1
(1%)
19
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
13
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
10
(0%)

Dirksen Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 107
(58%)
1,593
(53%)
 Not Eligible 44
(24%)
1,022
(34%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 35
(19%)
364
(12%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,547 ranked schools in Illinois, Dirksen Elementary School is ranked 1,492nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Dirksen Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (76.3%) 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.

Dirksen Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 172
2006 165
2007 161
2008 182
2009 170
2010 163
2011 166
2012 186

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.3
2006 11.8
2007 14.6
2008 14.9
2009 13.1
2010 11.6
2011 12.8
2012 14.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.55232558139535
2006 0.6
2007 0.56521739130435
2008 0.58241758241758
2009 0.72941176470588
2010 0.67484662576687
2011 0.66867469879518
2012 0.76344086021505

Compare Dirksen Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,460.0% 14.6:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 76.3%
 

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Public KG - 03 186 14.6:1  
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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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