Bement High School

Summary:

Bement High School is a public high school serving 81 students in grades 9-12 in the small town of Bement, Illinois, which is part of the Bement CUSD 5 district. While the school has a significantly higher percentage of white students compared to surrounding schools, it faces several challenges, including lower academic performance, higher chronic absenteeism, and declining overall performance over the years.

Bement High School's academic performance, as measured by standardized test scores, is generally lower than the surrounding schools. In 2022-2023, only 5.6% of Bement High School's 11th-grade students were proficient or better in SAT Mathematics, compared to the state average of 26.7%. The school's four-year graduation rate has also fluctuated, ranging from 78.6% to 90.9%, which is lower than the state average. Additionally, Bement High School has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 18.8% in 2019-2020 to 41.9% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the surrounding schools.

Bement High School's performance, as measured by its statewide ranking and SchoolDigger star rating, has declined over the years, dropping from a high of 4 stars in 2015-2016 to only 3 stars in the current school year. This is in contrast to the nearby high-performing schools, such as Mt. Zion High School and Unity High School, which have higher academic achievement, graduation rates, and lower chronic absenteeism. The small size of Bement High School, with only 81 students, may contribute to the challenges it faces in terms of academic performance and resource allocation.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 201 S Champaign St
       Bement, IL  61813-1512


(217) 678-4200

District: Bement CUSD 5

SchoolDigger Rank:
309th of 699 Illinois High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,335 Help


Feeder schools for Bement High School:

Elementary:    Bement Elementary School
Middle:    Bement Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.0 Help
Number of students:  81

Racial breakdown:

White:
87.7%
Hispanic:
4.9%
Two or more races:
4.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  42% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Bement High School ranks better than 55.8% of high schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 51.91. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Bement High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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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 (87.7%), Hispanic (4.9%), two or more races (4.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 42% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bement High School is 9. (See more...)
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Compare Bement High School employs 8.9 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bement High School is $17,335.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bement High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bement High School 309th of 699 Illinois public high schools. (See Bement High School in the ranking list.)

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Bement CUSD 5:

SchoolDigger ranks Bement CUSD 5 394th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bement High School

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Rank History for all students at Bement High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 42.80 400th 586 31.7%
2004 42.14 405th 592 31.6%
2005 37.24 446th 590 24.4%
2006 73.56 142nd 596 76.2%
2007 79.93 107th 612 82.5%
2008 48.46 369th 624 40.9%
2009 24.38 513th 632 18.8%
2010 56.85 320th 643 50.2%
2011 29.71 496th 655 24.3%
2012 53.94 350th 665 47.4%
2013 55.61 337th 670 49.7%
2014 53.26 343rd 670 48.8%
2015 72.42 131st 614 78.7%
2016 61.55 166th 643 74.2%
2017 48.90 327th 642 49.1%
2018 40.90 400th 647 38.2%
2019 36.41 455th 701 35.1%
2021 37.87 415th 688 39.7%
2022 28.26 505th 699 27.8%
2023 51.91 309th 699 55.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bement High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.04 75th 585 87.2%
2022 37.23 404th 626 35.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Bement High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.57 517th 620 16.6%
2019 25.95 497th 665 25.3%
2021 37.00 383rd 639 40.1%
2022 27.02 485th 658 26.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Bement High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.23 353rd 619 43.0%
2019 24.89 512th 675 24.1%
2021 36.84 388th 653 40.6%
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Rank History for White students at Bement High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.32 401st 548 26.8%
2019 21.95 460th 552 16.7%
2021 28.85 387th 553 30.0%
2022 16.82 501st 560 10.5%
2023 40.64 311th 557 44.2%
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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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Bement High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 141 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 141
1990 130 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 130
1991 144 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 144
1992 149 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 149
1993 149 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 149
1994 166 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 166
1995 126 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 127
1996 126 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 127
1997 138 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 138
1998 132 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 132
1999 134 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 134
2000 131 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 132
2001 126 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 126
2002 127 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 129
2003 127 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 129
2004 122 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 123
2005 130 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 131
2006 130 0 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 133
2007 134 0 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 137
2008 133 0 1 1 0 n/a n/a 1 136
2009 123 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a 3 129
2010 105 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 5 111
2011 110 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 114
2012 110 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 113
2013 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 101
2014 109 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 110
2015 101 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 106
2016 106 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 111
2017 97 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 100
2018 96 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 100
2019 93 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 97
2020 77 1 0 3 2 0 5 0 88
2021 76 2 0 2 2 0 5 0 87
2022 74 2 0 2 1 0 5 0 84
2023 71 2 0 4 0 0 4 0 81

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 Bement High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 141 14.4 9.7 n/a
1990 130 14.4 9.0 n/a
1991 144 14.4 10.0 n/a
1992 149 14.4 10.3 n/a
1993 149 14.4 10.3 n/a
1994 166 13.4 12.4 n/a
1995 127 13.0 9.8 n/a
1996 127 13.0 9.8 n/a
1997 138 15.0 9.2 n/a
1998 132 14.0 9.4 n/a
1999 134 13.0 10.3 n/a
2000 132 13.0 10.2 n/a
2001 126 13.0 9.7 n/a
2002 129 13.0 9.9 24.8
2003 129 13.0 9.9 24.8
2004 123 13.0 9.5 20.3
2005 131 13.0 10.1 25.2
2006 133 11.0 12.1 22.6
2007 137 11.0 12.5 21.2
2008 136 11.0 12.4 27.4
2009 129 11.0 11.7 26.2
2010 111 10.0 11.1 31.1
2011 114 12.0 9.5 29.8
2012 113 12.0 9.4 36.3
2013 101 n/a n/a 28.7
2014 110 n/a n/a 33.6
2015 106 14.0 7.5 37.7
2016 111 13.0 8.5 27
2017 100 13.0 7.6 33
2018 100 13.5 7.4 40
2019 97 13.4 7.2 38.1
2020 88 12.4 7.0 43.2
2021 87 n/a n/a n/a
2022 84 11.9 7.0 46.4
2023 81 8.9 9.0 42

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 Bement High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 141 14.4 9.7 n/a
1990 130 14.4 9.0 n/a
1991 144 14.4 10.0 n/a
1992 149 14.4 10.3 n/a
1993 149 14.4 10.3 n/a
1994 166 13.4 12.4 n/a
1995 127 13.0 9.8 n/a
1996 127 13.0 9.8 n/a
1997 138 15.0 9.2 n/a
1998 132 14.0 9.4 n/a
1999 134 13.0 10.3 n/a
2000 132 13.0 10.2 n/a
2001 126 13.0 9.7 n/a
2002 129 13.0 9.9 24.8
2003 129 13.0 9.9 24.8
2004 123 13.0 9.5 20.3
2005 131 13.0 10.1 25.2
2006 133 11.0 12.1 22.6
2007 137 11.0 12.5 21.2
2008 136 11.0 12.4 27.4
2009 129 11.0 11.7 26.2
2010 111 10.0 11.1 31.1
2011 114 12.0 9.5 29.8
2012 113 12.0 9.4 36.3
2013 101 n/a n/a 28.7
2014 110 n/a n/a 33.6
2015 106 14.0 7.5 37.7
2016 111 13.0 8.5 27
2017 100 13.0 7.6 33
2018 100 13.5 7.4 40
2019 97 13.4 7.2 38.1
2020 88 12.4 7.0 43.2
2021 87 n/a n/a n/a
2022 84 11.9 7.0 46.4
2023 81 8.9 9.0 42

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

Bement High School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMeningococcal
2015100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2016100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%22.5%
2017100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%18.7%
2018100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%20.4%
2019100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%53.0%
2021100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2022100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2023100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%97.5%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Bement High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $319 (2.2%) $14,131 (97.8%) $14,450
2020 $116 (0.7%) $16,874 (99.3%) $16,990
2021 $808 (4.9%) $15,847 (95.1%) $16,656
2022 $808 (4.9%) $15,847 (95.1%) $16,656
2023 $1,206 (7.0%) $16,129 (93.0%) $17,335

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Bement High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 455th of 701 High schoolsRanks 309th of 699 High schools
 20.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Mathematics (Bement High School)4.85.6
 0.8%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Bement CUSD 5)4.85.6
 0.8%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)34.826.7
 8.1%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Bement High School)23.827.8
 4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Bement CUSD 5)23.827.8
 4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.731.6
 5.1%
End of Course Science (Bement High School)35.363.2
 27.9%
   End of Course Science (Bement CUSD 5)35.363.2
 27.9%
   End of Course Science (Illinois)36.452.2
 15.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students9781
 16.5%
African American02
American Indian10
 100%
Asian00
Hispanic04
Pacific Islander00
White9371
 23.7%
Two or More Races34
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients38.1%42%
 3.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Bement High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 81 students attended Bement High School.

Bement High School ranks 309th of 699 Illinois high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Bement High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Bement Elementary School
Middle : Bement Middle School

Students at Bement High School are 88% White, 5% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 2% African American.


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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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