Mary W French Academy



Mary W French Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Mary W French Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 50
1 48
2 44
3 52
4 47
5 40
6 36
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Mary W French Academy is a public elementary school located in Decatur, IL in the Decatur School District 61. It enrolls 317 students in grades 1st through 12th. Mary W French Academy is the 1,690th largest public school in Illinois and the 39,715th largest nationally. It has 13.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 317
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 23.63
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 39,715th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 1,690th out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 963rd out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,469th out of 2,345

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Mary W French Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 159
(50%)
3,070
(51%)
 Female 158
(50%)
2,937
(49%)

Mary W French Academy Students by Ethnicity

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Black 243
(77%)
2,673
(44%)
 White 45
(14%)
2,408
(40%)
 Two or More 26
(8%)
652
(11%)
 Hispanic 3
(1%)
200
(3%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
14
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
59
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Mary W French Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

Outer ring represents school district
  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 251
(79%)
4,228
(70%)
 Not Eligible 37
(12%)
1,624
(27%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 29
(9%)
155
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,547 ranked schools in Illinois, Mary W French Academy is ranked 751st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Mary W French Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (88.3%) 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.

Mary W French Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 350
2006 330
2007 327
2008 290
2009 298
2010 320
2011 324
2012 317

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.4
2006 17.4
2007 19.2
2008 14.5
2009 14.9
2010 21.2
2011 20.2
2012 13.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.62285714285714
2006
2007 0.70948012232416
2008
2009
2010 0.759375
2011 0.83950617283951
2012 0.88328075709779

Compare Mary W French Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,340.0% 13.4:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 88.3%
 

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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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