Olney C Allen Elementary School

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Olney C Allen Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades PK-5 in Aurora, Illinois, which is part of the Aurora East Unified School District 131. The school faces significant challenges, with consistently low academic performance, high chronic absenteeism, and a high percentage of students from low-income families.

Olney C Allen Elementary School's proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics are well below the state and district averages, ranging from 8.5% to 16% in ELA and 1.6% to 15% in Math, compared to the state averages of 28.8% to 35.4% in ELA and 25.6% to 33% in Math. The school also struggles with high chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 8% to 21.1% over the past few years, which is significantly higher than the state average. Additionally, 72.17% of the school's students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high percentage of students from low-income families.

Comparing Olney C Allen to nearby schools within the same district, such as Oak Park Elementary School and L.D. Brady Elementary School, reveals that they also struggle with low academic performance, high chronic absenteeism, and high percentages of students from low-income families. In contrast, schools in the neighboring Indian Prairie CUSD 204 district, such as Peter M. Gombert Elementary, McCarty Elementary, and Reba O. Steck Elementary, consistently outperform Olney C Allen and the other Aurora East schools in academic achievement.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 700 S Farnsworth Ave
       Aurora, IL  60505-5432


(630) 299-5200

District: Aurora East Unified School District 131

SchoolDigger Rank:
1721st of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,226 Help


Students who attend Olney C Allen Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy
    Henry W Cowherd Middle School
High:    East High School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.1 Help
Number of students:  751

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
63.9%
African American:
23.6%
White:
6.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  72.2% Help


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Compare Details Olney C Allen Elementary School ranks worse than 82.9% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranks 5th among 12 ranked elementary schools in the Aurora East Unified School District 131. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.83. (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 Olney C Allen Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Aurora East Unified School District 131. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (63.9%), African American (23.6%), White (6.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 72.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Olney C Allen Elementary School is 17.1. 12 elementary schools in the Aurora East Unified School District 131 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Olney C Allen Elementary School employs 43.7 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Olney C Allen Elementary School is $17,226. 9 elementary schools in the Aurora East Unified School District 131 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Olney C Allen Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Olney C Allen Elementary School 1721st of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Olney C Allen Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Aurora East Unified School District 131:

SchoolDigger ranks Aurora East Unified School District 131 784th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Olney C Allen Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Olney C Allen Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 31.65 1515th 2020 25.0%
2004 40.61 1395th 2030 31.3%
2005 35.31 1488th 2022 26.4%
2006 35.99 1580th 2086 24.3%
2007 26.43 1731st 2095 17.4%
2008 18.85 1797th 2092 14.1%
2009 15.28 1878th 2120 11.4%
2010 12.60 1942nd 2139 9.2%
2011 12.74 1948th 2147 9.3%
2012 7.53 2067th 2166 4.6%
2013 11.53 1994th 2167 8.0%
2014 11.25 1923rd 2093 8.1%
2015 12.54 1919th 2052 6.5%
2016 15.86 1814th 2046 11.3%
2017 19.75 1692nd 2044 17.2%
2018 24.70 1542nd 2037 24.3%
2019 20.89 1699th 2086 18.6%
2021 13.71 1822nd 1948 6.5%
2022 16.81 1788th 2082 14.1%
2023 18.83 1721st 2077 17.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Olney C Allen Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.97 356th 718 50.4%
2019 43.53 399th 743 46.3%
2021 24.85 508th 537 5.4%
2022 23.24 732nd 768 4.7%
2023 32.36 587th 788 25.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Olney C Allen Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.80 288th 763 62.3%
2019 19.04 1165th 1194 2.4%
2021 19.88 619th 640 3.3%
2022 20.91 1071st 1113 3.8%
2023 22.37 999th 1156 13.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Olney C Allen Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.11 1141st 1765 35.4%
2019 27.50 1441st 1816 20.6%
2021 23.74 1276th 1514 15.7%
2022 24.84 1426th 1763 19.1%
2023 24.68 1486th 1808 17.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Olney C Allen Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.36 1531st 1964 22.0%
2019 22.17 1631st 2019 19.2%
2021 11.57 1623rd 1680 3.4%
2022 16.64 1710th 1970 13.2%
2023 21.04 1567th 1957 19.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Olney C Allen Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 22.54 791st 907 12.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Olney C Allen Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.24 1445th 1972 26.7%
2019 21.00 1652nd 2019 18.2%
2021 14.84 1571st 1707 8.0%
2022 18.36 1670th 1977 15.5%
2023 17.29 1706th 1984 14.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Olney C Allen Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.18 335th 698 52.0%
2019 38.78 415th 711 41.6%
2021 24.25 416th 428 2.8%
2022 37.72 388th 684 43.3%
2023 39.35 384th 692 44.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Olney C Allen Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.77 608th 938 35.2%
2019 29.05 729th 955 23.7%
2021 21.95 674th 742 9.2%
2022 21.97 835th 954 12.5%
2023 27.15 768th 970 20.8%
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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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Enrollment information for Olney C Allen Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 166 124 n/a 113 2 n/a n/a 0 405
1990 142 113 n/a 120 n/a n/a n/a 0 375
1991 157 125 4 117 1 n/a n/a 0 404
1992 129 116 4 125 1 n/a n/a 0 375
1993 115 94 2 96 0 n/a n/a 0 307
1994 118 103 1 119 0 n/a n/a 0 341
1995 100 100 0 133 5 n/a n/a 0 338
1996 100 100 0 133 5 n/a n/a 0 338
1997 81 96 1 142 7 n/a n/a 0 327
1998 112 107 2 179 7 n/a n/a 0 407
1999 108 139 2 194 3 n/a n/a 0 446
2000 100 135 2 248 6 n/a n/a 0 491
2001 99 156 4 263 5 n/a n/a 0 527
2002 112 148 8 346 4 n/a n/a 0 618
2003 112 148 8 346 4 n/a n/a 0 618
2004 102 142 16 379 5 n/a n/a 0 644
2005 101 140 14 452 7 n/a n/a 8 722
2006 84 132 20 486 2 n/a n/a 48 772
2007 94 136 24 552 2 n/a n/a 39 847
2008 99 140 28 562 4 n/a n/a 53 886
2009 100 129 30 590 2 n/a n/a 65 916
2010 103 151 35 624 3 n/a n/a 57 973
2011 91 154 32 538 1 0 50 0 866
2012 73 171 31 590 6 0 38 0 909
2013 65 190 34 598 4 0 32 0 923
2014 62 152 23 545 3 1 24 0 810
2015 51 140 22 529 0 1 22 0 765
2016 46 148 22 577 2 1 18 0 814
2017 49 139 27 561 2 1 19 0 798
2018 42 142 16 520 3 0 15 0 738
2019 53 148 17 489 2 0 11 0 720
2020 64 149 16 482 3 0 18 0 732
2021 65 162 17 534 4 4 22 0 808
2022 50 166 16 493 4 2 30 0 761
2023 46 177 20 480 2 2 24 0 751

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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 Olney C Allen Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 405 23.0 17.6 n/a
1990 375 21.0 17.8 n/a
1991 404 22.0 18.3 n/a
1992 375 22.0 17.0 n/a
1993 307 19.0 16.2 n/a
1994 341 18.0 18.9 n/a
1995 338 17.4 19.4 n/a
1996 338 17.4 19.4 n/a
1997 327 17.9 18.3 n/a
1998 407 22.0 18.5 n/a
1999 446 25.3 17.6 n/a
2000 491 27.0 18.2 n/a
2001 527 27.0 19.5 n/a
2002 618 25.8 24.0 57.6
2003 618 25.8 24.0 57.6
2004 644 33.8 19.1 71.7
2005 722 38.8 18.6 63.2
2006 772 33.0 23.4 60.1
2007 847 43.0 19.7 64.9
2008 886 37.0 23.9 64.5
2009 916 41.0 22.3 65.5
2010 973 44.5 21.8 82.1
2011 866 47.0 18.4 66.9
2012 909 42.0 21.6 76.1
2013 923 n/a n/a 84
2014 810 48.0 16.8 71.9
2015 765 46.0 16.6 77.6
2016 814 48.0 16.9 62.7
2017 798 46.8 17.0 71.8
2018 738 45.0 16.3 68.4
2019 720 40.0 18.0 71.1
2020 732 43.5 16.8 66.3
2021 808 n/a n/a n/a
2022 761 42.4 17.9 64.8
2023 751 43.7 17.1 72.2

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 Olney C Allen Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 405 23.0 17.6 n/a
1990 375 21.0 17.8 n/a
1991 404 22.0 18.3 n/a
1992 375 22.0 17.0 n/a
1993 307 19.0 16.2 n/a
1994 341 18.0 18.9 n/a
1995 338 17.4 19.4 n/a
1996 338 17.4 19.4 n/a
1997 327 17.9 18.3 n/a
1998 407 22.0 18.5 n/a
1999 446 25.3 17.6 n/a
2000 491 27.0 18.2 n/a
2001 527 27.0 19.5 n/a
2002 618 25.8 24.0 57.6
2003 618 25.8 24.0 57.6
2004 644 33.8 19.1 71.7
2005 722 38.8 18.6 63.2
2006 772 33.0 23.4 60.1
2007 847 43.0 19.7 64.9
2008 886 37.0 23.9 64.5
2009 916 41.0 22.3 65.5
2010 973 44.5 21.8 82.1
2011 866 47.0 18.4 66.9
2012 909 42.0 21.6 76.1
2013 923 n/a n/a 84
2014 810 48.0 16.8 71.9
2015 765 46.0 16.6 77.6
2016 814 48.0 16.9 62.7
2017 798 46.8 17.0 71.8
2018 738 45.0 16.3 68.4
2019 720 40.0 18.0 71.1
2020 732 43.5 16.8 66.3
2021 808 n/a n/a n/a
2022 761 42.4 17.9 64.8
2023 751 43.7 17.1 72.2

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

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaVaricellaDTPHepatitis B
201599.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.5%99.6%
201699.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%
201798.6%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%98.6%
201898.7%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.9%97.3%
201997.2%97.9%97.9%97.9%97.1%97.4%
202193.5%93.5%93.5%93.5%93.2%93.1%99.1%
202294.8%95.1%95.1%95.1%94.7%95.3%100.0%
202396.6%96.7%96.7%96.7%96.2%96.7%100.0%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Olney C Allen Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,688 (14.2%) $10,198 (85.8%) $11,886
2020 $1,577 (12.3%) $11,250 (87.7%) $12,827
2021 $1,619 (12.5%) $11,294 (87.5%) $12,913
2022 $1,619 (12.5%) $11,294 (87.5%) $12,913
2023 $3,129 (18.2%) $14,097 (81.8%) $17,226

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Olney C Allen Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1699th of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 1721st of 2077 Elementary schools
 1.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Olney C Allen Elementary School)24.414.8
 9.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Aurora East Unified School District 131)13.58
 5.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.428.8
 7.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Olney C Allen Elementary School)28.115
 13.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Aurora East Unified School District 131)17.19.3
 7.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Illinois)40.633
 7.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Olney C Allen Elementary School)13.78.5
 5.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Aurora East Unified School District 131)21.213
 8.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.735.4
 1.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Olney C Allen Elementary School)7.31.6
 5.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Aurora East Unified School District 131)14.55.3
 9.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)33.527.7
 5.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Olney C Allen Elementary School)22.816
 6.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Aurora East Unified School District 131)22.415.2
 7.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)37.935.2
 2.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Olney C Allen Elementary School)5.36.2
 0.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Aurora East Unified School District 131)12.48.3
 4.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.825.6
 4.2%
5th Grade Science (Olney C Allen Elementary School)34.628.4
 6.2%
   5th Grade Science (Aurora East Unified School District 131)35.737.5
 1.8%
   5th Grade Science (Illinois)54.452.4
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students720751
 4.3%
African American148177
 19.6%
American Indian22
Asian1720
 17.6%
Hispanic489480
 1.8%
Pacific Islander02
White5346
 13.2%
Two or More Races1124
 118.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients71.1%72.2%
 1.1%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 751 students attended Olney C Allen Elementary School.

Students at Olney C Allen Elementary School are 64% Hispanic, 24% African American, 6% White, 3% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

Students who attend Olney C Allen Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy
Middle : Henry W Cowherd Middle School
High : East High School

Olney C Allen Elementary School ranks in the bottom 17.1% of Illinois elementary schools.


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