Best Public Schools in Atwood, IL


The city of Atwood, Illinois has only one school, Atwood-Hammond Grade School, an elementary school serving grades PK-8 with a total enrollment of 236 students. The school is part of the Arthur CUSD 305 School District, which is ranked 527 out of 823 districts in Illinois and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Atwood-Hammond Grade School's academic performance is mixed, with some grade levels performing above the district and state averages in English Language Arts (ELA) and science, but generally underperforming in mathematics. The school has a high chronic absenteeism rate of 20.3%, which is higher than the state average. Over 50% of students receive free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a relatively high level of economic disadvantage. While the school performs better than the district average in some areas, it generally lags behind the state averages in academic proficiency, suggesting the need for improvement in aligning with best practices employed by higher-performing schools across Illinois.

Despite these challenges, Atwood-Hammond Grade School has some strengths, including a student-teacher ratio of 12.2, which is better than the ratio at 1 other elementary school in the district. The school also spends $13,350 per student, which is higher than the state average. By addressing the identified areas for improvement, such as focusing on math instruction and addressing high absenteeism, the school can work to better support the academic and social-emotional needs of its students and improve their educational outcomes.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education.

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