Blue Ridge CUSD 18


The Blue Ridge CUSD 18 school district in Illinois consists of three schools: Ruth M Schneider Elementary School, Blue Ridge Intermediate-Junior High School, and Blue Ridge High School. The district serves a predominantly white student population, with a significant portion of students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

The standout school in the district is the Blue Ridge Intermediate-Junior High School, which has shown consistent improvement in its statewide ranking and SchoolDigger rating, particularly in science proficiency. In contrast, the Ruth M Schneider Elementary School and Blue Ridge High School have struggled with lower-than-average standardized test scores, though the high school maintains a strong 94.9% four-year graduation rate.

Across the district, chronic absenteeism rates are a significant concern, ranging from 17.9% at the elementary school to 28.7% at the high school, well above the state's target of 10% or less. This, coupled with the high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, suggests the district faces substantial socioeconomic challenges that may be impacting academic performance. Overall, the data provides a nuanced picture of the schools within the Blue Ridge CUSD 18 district, highlighting both areas of strength and areas for improvement.

District Detail

 411 N John St
Farmer City, IL 61842-1159

 (309) 928-9141

SchoolDigger Rank:
496th of 823 Illinois districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 670

Primary Schools: 1
Middle Schools: 1
High Schools: 1
Alternative Schools: 0

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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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