High Schools in Bement CUSD 5


Bement CUSD 5 is a small school district in Illinois that contains a single high school, Bement High School. With a student population of just 81 students, Bement High School faces a unique set of challenges and opportunities compared to larger high schools in the state.

Academically, Bement High School has a mixed performance record. While the school excels in science proficiency, with 63.2% of students scoring proficient or better, it struggles in math and English language arts, with only 5.6% and 27.8% of students, respectively, meeting proficiency standards. The school's 4-year graduation rate of 81.5% is slightly below the state average, and its dropout rate of 6.3% is higher than the norm. Additionally, Bement High School grapples with a concerning chronic absenteeism rate of 41.9%, which may be contributing to its academic and graduation challenges.

Despite these obstacles, Bement High School benefits from a low student-teacher ratio of 9:1 and relatively high per-student spending of $17,335, which is above the state average. However, the school's predominantly White student population and high percentage of economically disadvantaged students (41.98% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch) suggest that issues of equity and inclusion may need to be addressed. Overall, Bement CUSD 5 and its sole high school face a unique set of challenges, but with the right strategies and support, they have the potential to improve academic outcomes and better serve the needs of their students.

District Detail

 201 S Champaign St
Bement, IL 61813-1512

 (217) 678-4200

SchoolDigger Rank:
394th of 823 Illinois districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 294

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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