Dennis Elementary School



Dennis Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Dennis Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 34
K 48
1 45
2 46
3 50
4 53
5 49
6 55
7 51
8 33
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Dennis Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Decatur, IL in the Decatur School District 61. It enrolls 464 students in grades 1st through 12th. Dennis Elementary School is the 887th largest public school in Illinois and the 25,469th largest nationally. It has 20.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 464
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 22.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 25,469th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 887th out of 2,428
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 2,262nd out of 2,415
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,482nd out of 2,415

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Dennis Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 242
(52%)
3,134
(52%)
 Female 222
(48%)
2,920
(48%)

Dennis Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 267
(58%)
2,279
(38%)
 Black 134
(29%)
2,727
(45%)
 Two or More 51
(11%)
735
(12%)
 Hispanic 9
(2%)
223
(4%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
8
(0%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
73
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
9
(0%)

Dennis Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 290
(63%)
4,285
(71%)
 Not Eligible 135
(29%)
1,640
(27%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 39
(8%)
129
(2%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,421 ranked schools in Illinois, Dennis Elementary School is ranked 565th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Dennis Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (70.9%) is higher than the state average of 52.9%. 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.

Dennis Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 237
2006 247
2007 230
2008 244
2009 226
2010 258
2011 278
2012 300
2013 405
2014 419
2015 464

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.9
2006 19
2007 20.9
2008 19.5
2009 18.6
2010 23.3
2011 27.6
2012 9.9
2013 19.4
2014 17.5
2015 20.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.89873417721519
2006
2007 0.85652173913043
2008
2009
2010 0.86821705426357
2011 0.80575539568345
2012 0.75
2013 0.77037037037037
2014 0.70405727923628
2015 0.70905172413793

Compare Dennis Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,493.2% 14.9:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,060.0% 20.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.9%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 70.9%
 

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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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