Ellis Elementary School

Public K-5

 222 S Central Ave
       Rockford, IL  61102-2011


(815) 966-3909

District: Rockford School District 205

SchoolDigger Rank:
2055th of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,631 Help


Students who attend Ellis Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Kennedy Middle School
    Thurgood Marshall School
High:    Auburn High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.4 Help
Number of students:  401

Racial breakdown:

African American:
67.1%
Hispanic:
13.7%
Two or more races:
10.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  88.8% Help


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Compare Details Ellis Elementary School ranks worse than 98.9% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranks 26th among 27 ranked elementary schools in the Rockford School District 205. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 9.57. (See more...)
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Compare Details Ellis Elementary School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2012 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.01. (See more...)
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Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (67.1%), Hispanic (13.7%), two or more races (10.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 88.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ellis Elementary School is 14.4, which is the 5th best among 27 elementary schools in the Rockford School District 205. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ellis Elementary School is $19,631, which is the 2nd highest among 27 elementary schools in the Rockford School District 205.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ellis Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ellis Elementary School 2055th of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Ellis Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Rockford School District 205:

SchoolDigger ranks Rockford School District 205 758th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ellis Elementary School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Ellis Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 7.78 1823rd 2020 9.8%
2004 6.26 1880th 2030 7.4%
2005 2.81 1927th 2022 4.7%
2006 8.63 1921st 2086 7.9%
2007 15.13 1867th 2095 10.9%
2008 10.08 1915th 2092 8.5%
2009 9.79 1950th 2120 8.0%
2010 7.48 2014th 2139 5.8%
2011 14.27 1923rd 2147 10.4%
2012 11.76 2004th 2166 7.5%
2013 1.69 2162nd 2167 0.2%
2014 1.74 2090th 2093 0.1%
2015 8.95 2021st 2052 1.5%
2016 9.22 1990th 2046 2.7%
2017 7.44 2022nd 2044 1.1%
2018 7.77 2020th 2037 0.8%
2019 5.67 2086th 2086 0.0%
2021 12.52 1881st 1948 3.4%
2022 9.89 2073rd 2082 0.4%
2023 9.57 2055th 2077 1.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Ellis Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.23 660th 763 13.5%
2019 17.76 1185th 1194 0.8%
2021 19.88 619th 640 3.3%
2022 20.91 1071st 1113 3.8%
2023 18.11 1101st 1156 4.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Ellis Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.85 1736th 1765 1.6%
2019 8.23 1815th 1816 0.1%
2021 16.80 1474th 1514 2.6%
2022 14.17 1738th 1763 1.4%
2023 14.20 1760th 1808 2.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Ellis Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 9.03 1915th 1964 2.5%
2019 6.06 2016th 2019 0.1%
2021 10.61 1654th 1680 1.5%
2022 9.68 1963rd 1970 0.4%
2023 10.17 1921st 1957 1.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Disabled students at Ellis Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 22.59 788th 907 13.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Ellis Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.24 1959th 1972 0.7%
2019 6.69 2019th 2019 0.0%
2021 12.54 1652nd 1707 3.2%
2022 11.36 1936th 1977 2.1%
2023 10.75 1934th 1984 2.5%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Ellis Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.53 674th 698 3.4%
2019 14.92 707th 711 0.6%
2021 26.86 378th 428 11.7%
2022 22.00 661st 684 3.4%
2023 19.67 673rd 692 2.7%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Ellis Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 3.62 1157th 1185 2.4%
2004 8.53 1084th 1204 10.0%
2005 7.35 1099th 1209 9.1%
2006 17.23 1076th 1272 15.4%
2007 27.42 1011th 1287 21.4%
2008 44.12 827th 1293 36.0%
2009 49.65 784th 1318 40.5%
2010 33.45 993rd 1327 25.2%
2011 35.68 980th 1344 27.1%
2012 31.01 1039th 1365 23.9%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Ellis Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 117 209 1 4 n/a n/a n/a 0 331
1989 127 192 3 3 n/a n/a n/a 0 325
1990 17 244 n/a 4 n/a n/a n/a 0 265
1991 57 280 2 12 0 n/a n/a 0 351
1992 53 261 0 16 0 n/a n/a 0 330
1993 57 216 0 9 0 n/a n/a 0 282
1994 42 217 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 266
1995 53 214 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 275
1996 53 214 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 275
1997 64 187 0 13 0 n/a n/a 0 264
1998 222 210 4 20 1 n/a n/a 0 457
1999 239 245 8 22 2 n/a n/a 0 516
2000 259 310 11 26 1 n/a n/a 0 607
2001 269 338 14 27 0 n/a n/a 0 648
2002 191 464 13 48 0 n/a n/a 0 716
2003 191 464 13 48 0 n/a n/a 0 716
2004 153 518 11 44 0 n/a n/a 0 726
2005 106 450 7 35 0 n/a n/a 38 636
2006 89 444 6 36 0 n/a n/a 27 602
2007 89 414 2 24 1 n/a n/a 29 559
2008 80 430 2 29 0 n/a n/a 31 572
2009 59 429 1 41 0 n/a n/a 44 574
2010 65 460 2 34 0 n/a n/a 51 612
2011 65 438 2 48 0 0 51 0 604
2012 80 417 1 58 0 0 49 0 605
2013 37 330 0 38 1 0 53 0 459
2014 31 324 2 37 1 0 43 0 438
2015 28 336 1 31 1 0 49 0 446
2016 34 327 1 36 0 0 43 0 441
2017 70 311 1 56 0 0 41 0 479
2018 54 290 1 52 0 0 38 0 435
2019 42 329 0 33 0 0 41 0 445
2020 33 328 0 37 0 1 51 0 450
2021 28 266 0 44 0 0 43 0 381
2022 32 264 0 45 0 0 37 0 378
2023 34 269 0 55 0 0 43 0 401

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Ellis Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 331 19.6 16.8 n/a
1989 325 21.0 15.4 n/a
1990 265 18.3 14.4 n/a
1991 351 22.6 15.5 n/a
1992 330 21.6 15.2 n/a
1993 282 18.0 15.7 n/a
1994 266 24.6 10.8 n/a
1995 275 26.0 10.6 n/a
1996 275 26.0 10.6 n/a
1997 264 23.0 11.5 n/a
1998 457 36.0 12.7 n/a
1999 516 38.3 13.5 n/a
2000 607 40.0 15.2 n/a
2001 648 44.5 14.6 n/a
2002 716 40.5 17.7 82.7
2003 716 40.5 17.7 82.7
2004 726 47.0 15.4 75.9
2005 636 43.5 14.6 96.8
2006 602 41.6 14.5 95.8
2007 559 47.0 11.9 97.5
2008 572 43.0 13.3 100.2
2009 574 45.0 12.8 103
2010 612 45.1 13.5 102.5
2011 604 39.6 15.2 87.6
2012 605 39.2 15.4 95.4
2013 459 25.4 18.0 97.6
2014 438 29.0 15.1 98.4
2015 446 23.0 19.3 98.2
2016 441 27.0 16.3 83
2017 479 30.7 15.5 83.1
2018 435 28.6 15.1 79.3
2019 445 31.1 14.3 91
2020 450 31.5 14.2 90.2
2021 381 n/a n/a n/a
2022 378 26.7 14.1 67.7
2023 401 27.8 14.4 88.8

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 Ellis Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 331 19.6 16.8 n/a
1989 325 21.0 15.4 n/a
1990 265 18.3 14.4 n/a
1991 351 22.6 15.5 n/a
1992 330 21.6 15.2 n/a
1993 282 18.0 15.7 n/a
1994 266 24.6 10.8 n/a
1995 275 26.0 10.6 n/a
1996 275 26.0 10.6 n/a
1997 264 23.0 11.5 n/a
1998 457 36.0 12.7 n/a
1999 516 38.3 13.5 n/a
2000 607 40.0 15.2 n/a
2001 648 44.5 14.6 n/a
2002 716 40.5 17.7 82.7
2003 716 40.5 17.7 82.7
2004 726 47.0 15.4 75.9
2005 636 43.5 14.6 96.8
2006 602 41.6 14.5 95.8
2007 559 47.0 11.9 97.5
2008 572 43.0 13.3 100.2
2009 574 45.0 12.8 103
2010 612 45.1 13.5 102.5
2011 604 39.6 15.2 87.6
2012 605 39.2 15.4 95.4
2013 459 25.4 18.0 97.6
2014 438 29.0 15.1 98.4
2015 446 23.0 19.3 98.2
2016 441 27.0 16.3 83
2017 479 30.7 15.5 83.1
2018 435 28.6 15.1 79.3
2019 445 31.1 14.3 91
2020 450 31.5 14.2 90.2
2021 381 n/a n/a n/a
2022 378 26.7 14.1 67.7
2023 401 27.8 14.4 88.8

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

Ellis Elementary School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaVaricellaDTPHepatitis B
201597.1%97.6%97.6%97.6%98.0%97.1%
201695.0%95.2%95.6%95.0%96.1%95.6%
201799.2%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.4%99.4%
201895.7%96.3%96.3%96.3%95.7%96.1%
201998.2%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.2%98.0%
202192.8%92.5%92.5%92.5%92.3%92.5%93.1%
202290.3%90.3%90.3%90.3%90.3%90.3%90.3%
202396.3%96.3%96.3%96.3%96.3%96.3%96.3%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Ellis Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,725 (11.5%) $13,283 (88.5%) $15,008
2020 $1,966 (12.9%) $13,296 (87.1%) $15,262
2021 $2,248 (12.9%) $15,159 (87.1%) $17,408
2022 $2,248 (12.9%) $15,159 (87.1%) $17,408
2023 $3,051 (15.5%) $16,579 (84.5%) $19,631

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ellis Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2086th of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 2055th of 2077 Elementary schools
 1.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ellis Elementary School)3.45.2
 1.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Rockford School District 205)14.516.5
 2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.428.8
 7.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Ellis Elementary School)3.43.9
 0.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Rockford School District 205)20.316.4
 3.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Illinois)40.633
 7.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Ellis Elementary School)01.6
 1.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Rockford School District 205)1919.5
 0.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.735.4
 1.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Ellis Elementary School)01.6
 1.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Rockford School District 205)14.411.8
 2.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)33.527.7
 5.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Ellis Elementary School)5.61.5
 4.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Rockford School District 205)20.920
 0.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)37.935.2
 2.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Ellis Elementary School)00
   5th Grade Mathematics (Rockford School District 205)13.910.5
 3.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.825.6
 4.2%
5th Grade Science (Ellis Elementary School)13.914.1
 0.2%
   5th Grade Science (Rockford School District 205)37.432.9
 4.5%
   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 Students445401
 9.9%
African American329269
 18.2%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic3355
 66.7%
Pacific Islander00
White4234
 19%
Two or More Races4143
 4.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients91%88.8%
 2.2%


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Students who attend Ellis Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Kennedy Middle School
Middle : Thurgood Marshall School
High : Auburn High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 401 students attended Ellis Elementary School.

Students at Ellis Elementary School are 67% African American, 14% Hispanic, 11% Two or more races, 8% White.

Ellis Elementary School ranks in the bottom 1.1% of Illinois elementary schools.


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