Atwood-Hammond Grade School

Summary:

Atwood-Hammond Grade School is a public elementary school serving 236 students in grades PK-8 in Atwood, Illinois, which is part of the Arthur CUSD 305 district. The school has a predominantly white student population, with mixed academic performance compared to state and district averages, and a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism.

Academically, Atwood-Hammond Grade School has shown strengths in some areas, such as 3rd grade math and 7th grade ELA, where proficiency rates exceeded district and state levels. However, the school struggled in other subjects and grade levels, like 4th and 6th grade math, where proficiency was significantly lower than the district and state. The school's performance also varies among different student subgroups, with male students consistently outperforming female students and students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds performing better than the state average for that subgroup.

Compared to nearby schools, Atwood-Hammond Grade School's academic performance is mixed. While it outperforms some schools, such as Lovington Grade School, in certain areas, it lags behind others, like Arthur Grade School, in overall academic achievement. The school's predominantly white student population is also notable, especially when compared to the more diverse racial makeup of neighboring schools. Additionally, the sharp increase in chronic absenteeism at Atwood-Hammond Grade School, from 5.7% in 2019-2020 to 20.3% in 2022-2023, is concerning and warrants further investigation.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-8

 316 N Illinois St
       Atwood, IL  61913-7201


(217) 578-2229

District: Arthur CUSD 305

SchoolDigger Rank:
925th of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,350 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  12.2 Help
Number of students:  236

Racial breakdown:

White:
93.6%
Two or more races:
4.2%
Hispanic:
1.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.4% Help


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Compare Details Atwood-Hammond Grade School ranks better than 55.5% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Arthur CUSD 305 School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 51.08. (See more...)
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Compare Details Atwood-Hammond Grade School ranks worse than 60.9% of middle schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 36.12. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (93.6%), two or more races (4.2%), Hispanic (1.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 53.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Atwood-Hammond Grade School is 12.2. 1 elementary schools in the Arthur CUSD 305 School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Atwood-Hammond Grade School employs 19.3 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Atwood-Hammond Grade School is $13,350. 1 elementary schools in the Arthur CUSD 305 School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Atwood-Hammond Grade School:

SchoolDigger ranks Atwood-Hammond Grade School 925th of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Atwood-Hammond Grade School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Atwood-Hammond Grade School 833rd of 1367 Illinois public middle schools. (See Atwood-Hammond Grade School in the ranking list.)

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Arthur CUSD 305:

SchoolDigger ranks Arthur CUSD 305 527th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Atwood-Hammond Grade School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Atwood-Hammond Grade School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 32.32 1354th 2044 33.8%
2018 37.52 1243rd 2037 39.0%
2019 45.93 1053rd 2086 49.5%
2021 61.04 631st 1948 67.6%
2022 55.30 837th 2082 59.8%
2023 51.08 925th 2077 55.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Atwood-Hammond Grade School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.55 911th 1765 48.4%
2019 56.98 631st 1816 65.3%
2021 62.12 378th 1514 75.0%
2022 67.44 370th 1763 79.0%
2023 59.75 572nd 1808 68.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Atwood-Hammond Grade School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.34 1182nd 1964 39.8%
2019 43.76 1088th 2019 46.1%
2021 51.75 718th 1680 57.3%
2022 49.33 879th 1970 55.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Atwood-Hammond Grade School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.04 1117th 1972 43.4%
2019 49.45 933rd 2019 53.8%
2021 73.72 373rd 1707 78.1%
2022 69.71 521st 1977 73.6%
2023 59.67 689th 1984 65.3%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Atwood-Hammond Grade School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.60 1239th 1463 15.3%
2019 29.94 1070th 1462 26.8%
2021 47.84 640th 1308 51.1%
2022 35.72 958th 1425 32.8%
2023 38.14 917th 1419 35.4%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Atwood-Hammond Grade School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Atwood-Hammond Grade School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 39.01 760th 1293 41.2%
2018 38.26 764th 1293 40.9%
2019 36.84 813th 1356 40.0%
2021 48.60 534th 1241 57.0%
2022 49.19 604th 1369 55.9%
2023 36.12 833rd 1367 39.1%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Atwood-Hammond Grade School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.62 412th 1161 64.5%
2019 46.94 604th 1217 50.4%
2021 59.46 280th 1019 72.5%
2022 50.56 506th 1221 58.6%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Atwood-Hammond Grade School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.42 699th 1226 43.0%
2019 40.05 744th 1276 41.7%
2021 27.54 730th 1017 28.2%
2022 50.78 533rd 1286 58.6%
2023 41.25 710th 1275 44.3%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Atwood-Hammond Grade School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 34.00 822nd 1296 36.6%
2021 53.64 388th 1048 63.0%
2022 45.51 609th 1286 52.6%
2023 41.34 695th 1292 46.2%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Atwood-Hammond Grade School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.85 734th 889 17.4%
2019 17.58 791st 905 12.6%
2021 34.26 530th 813 34.8%
2022 31.35 630th 898 29.8%
2023 20.40 770th 895 14.0%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Data source: Illinois State Board of Education

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Enrollment information for Atwood-Hammond Grade School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2015 280 1 0 2 0 0 7 0 290
2016 298 2 0 3 0 0 7 0 310
2017 290 2 0 2 0 0 9 0 303
2018 271 1 0 2 0 0 6 0 280
2019 254 1 0 0 0 0 15 0 270
2020 261 1 1 7 0 0 2 0 272
2021 253 2 0 1 0 0 7 0 263
2022 241 0 1 8 0 0 10 0 260
2023 221 0 1 4 0 0 10 0 236

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Atwood-Hammond Grade School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 290 26.0 11.1 56.6
2016 310 25.0 12.4 49.7
2017 303 26.0 11.6 46.9
2018 280 25.2 11.1 46.4
2019 270 23.0 11.7 43
2020 272 24.3 11.1 39.7
2021 263 n/a n/a n/a
2022 260 21.3 12.1 48.1
2023 236 19.3 12.2 53.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Atwood-Hammond Grade School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 290 26.0 11.1 56.6
2016 310 25.0 12.4 49.7
2017 303 26.0 11.6 46.9
2018 280 25.2 11.1 46.4
2019 270 23.0 11.7 43
2020 272 24.3 11.1 39.7
2021 263 n/a n/a n/a
2022 260 21.3 12.1 48.1
2023 236 19.3 12.2 53.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

Atwood-Hammond Grade School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPPneumococcal Meningococcal
201599.3%99.7%99.7%99.7%40.4%99.7%99.3%10.8%
201699.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%37.6%99.4%71.3%9.9%7.6%
201799.7%100.0%100.0%100.0%40.7%100.0%99.7%11.6%18.7%
201898.9%100.0%100.0%100.0%35.5%100.0%98.9%8.9%27.0%
2019100.0%99.3%99.3%99.3%42.6%99.3%100.0%10.8%31.4%
202198.9%99.2%99.2%99.2%100.0%98.9%99.2%8.7%33.0%
202299.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.2%99.6%99.2%8.1%35.5%
202399.6%98.7%98.7%98.7%99.6%98.3%99.6%9.8%30.6%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Atwood-Hammond Grade School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $687 (6.6%) $9,646 (93.3%) $10,334
2020 $761 (7.3%) $9,714 (92.7%) $10,475
2021 $1,367 (12.5%) $9,557 (87.5%) $10,924
2022 $1,367 (12.5%) $9,557 (87.5%) $10,924
2023 $1,942 (14.5%) $11,407 (85.4%) $13,350

Data source: Illinois Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Atwood-Hammond Grade School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1053rd of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 925th of 2077 Elementary schools
 5.9%
Ranks 813th of 1356 Middle schoolsRanks 833rd of 1367 Middle schools
 1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Atwood-Hammond Grade School)56.630
 26.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Arthur CUSD 305)48.322.2
 26.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.428.8
 7.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Atwood-Hammond Grade School)43.365
 21.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Arthur CUSD 305)48.250.8
 2.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Illinois)40.633
 7.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Atwood-Hammond Grade School)5060
 10%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Arthur CUSD 305)46.442.6
 3.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.735.4
 1.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Atwood-Hammond Grade School)45.810
 35.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Arthur CUSD 305)45.237.7
 7.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)33.527.7
 5.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Atwood-Hammond Grade School)19.440
 20.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Arthur CUSD 305)22.827.9
 5.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)37.935.2
 2.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Atwood-Hammond Grade School)3.312
 8.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Arthur CUSD 305)15.211.8
 3.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.825.6
 4.2%
5th Grade Science (Atwood-Hammond Grade School)4056
 16%
   5th Grade Science (Arthur CUSD 305)57.154.4
 2.7%
   5th Grade Science (Illinois)54.452.4
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Atwood-Hammond Grade School)23.520
 3.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Arthur CUSD 305)17.818.2
 0.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)3534.2
 0.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Atwood-Hammond Grade School)8.80
 8.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Arthur CUSD 305)9.910.9
 1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)25.323.4
 1.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Atwood-Hammond Grade School)36.440.6
 4.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Arthur CUSD 305)23.136
 12.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)41.237.9
 3.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (Atwood-Hammond Grade School)13.618.8
 5.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Arthur CUSD 305)10.817.3
 6.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.926.9
 3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Atwood-Hammond Grade School)25.833.3
 7.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Arthur CUSD 305)31.239.8
 8.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)39.640.5
 0.9%
8th Grade Mathematics (Atwood-Hammond Grade School)9.74.8
 4.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Arthur CUSD 305)13.823.1
 9.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)32.625.7
 6.9%
8th Grade Science (Atwood-Hammond Grade School)64.547.6
 16.9%
   8th Grade Science (Arthur CUSD 305)60.653.8
 6.8%
   8th Grade Science (Illinois)5552
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students270236
 12.6%
African American10
 100%
American Indian00
Asian01
Hispanic04
Pacific Islander00
White254221
 13%
Two or More Races1510
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients43%53.4%
 10.4%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 236 students attended Atwood-Hammond Grade School.

Atwood-Hammond Grade School ranks 925th of 2077 Illinois elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Atwood-Hammond Grade School are 94% White, 4% Two or more races, 2% Hispanic.


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