Dennis Lab School

5/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
17
Grades
K-8
Students
419
Type
Public
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Academics
4/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A worrisome sign:

Test scores at this school fall below the state average. This means that most students at this school are not performing at grade level.


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Math
17%
State avg: 29%
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English
29%
State avg: 38%
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6/10
Student progress

Worth a deeper look:

Students at this school are making average academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Average student progress (also known as student growth) means different things. In some states, the average progress is so low, a majority of students are not ready for college and career. It also depends on the school's test scores.

Average progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point but keeping up with their peers.

Average progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills and the school is contributing to student learning at about the same rate as other schools in the state.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to help students grow and reach their full potential.

Equity
Environment
Students
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White
57%
Black
28%
Two or more races
12%
Hispanic
2%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Asian
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
17 :1
State avg: 15 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
28%
State avg: 12%
% of full time teachers who are certified
100%
State avg: 99%
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Neighborhood
1499 W Main St
Decatur, IL 62522
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Last modified: June 1, 2017
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