Wilson Elementary School

Summary:

Wilson Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades PK-5 in South Bend, Indiana, with a student population of 411. The school is part of the South Bend Community School Corp district, which is ranked 307 out of 364 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Wilson Elementary faces significant challenges, including extremely high chronic absenteeism rates ranging from 49.7% to 57.2%, far exceeding the district average. Academically, the school struggles, with only 5.41% of students proficient in English Language Arts, 6.76% in Math, and 2.94% in Science in 2022-2023 - rates that are far below the district and state averages. The student population has also become increasingly diverse, with the percentage of Hispanic students rising from 31.63% to 37.67% in recent years. Notably, Wilson Elementary has consistently ranked in the bottom 1-2% of Indiana elementary schools, receiving a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger for the past several years.

Compared to nearby schools, Wilson Elementary's academic performance is significantly worse. For example, in 2022-2023, Wilson had only 5.41% of students proficient in ELA, compared to 10.48% at Monroe Elementary, 3.7% at Muessel Elementary, and 28.78% at Marquette Montessori Academy. Additionally, Wilson Elementary has extremely high rates of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 79.05% to 90.51% in recent years, indicating a high-poverty student population. Despite these challenges, the school's enrollment has declined by over 20% in the past two years, suggesting families may be choosing to enroll their children in other nearby schools with better academic performance.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 56660 Oak Rd
       South Bend, IN  46619


(574) 393-3700

District: South Bend Community School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
1002nd of 1,011 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,290 Help


Students who attend Wilson Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    LaSalle Academy
High:    Rise Up Academy at Eggleston
    Washington High School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.4 Help
Number of students:  411

Racial breakdown:

African American:
42.6%
Hispanic:
31.6%
White:
16.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  90.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Wilson Elementary School ranks worse than 99.1% of elementary schools in Indiana. It also ranks 15th among 16 ranked elementary schools in the South Bend Community School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 4.55. (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 Student population at Wilson Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (42.6%), Hispanic (31.6%), White (16.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 90.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wilson Elementary School is 17.4. 14 elementary schools in the South Bend Community School Corp District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Wilson Elementary School employs 23.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wilson Elementary School is $14,290. 10 elementary schools in the South Bend Community School Corp District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Wilson Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

South Bend Community School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks South Bend Community School Corp 307th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Wilson Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 9.64 907th 959 5.4%
2006 5.67 933rd 961 2.9%
2007 11.76 910th 985 7.6%
2008 16.84 898th 996 9.8%
2009 5.34 974th 1003 2.9%
2010 20.14 877th 1009 13.1%
2011 13.64 942nd 1025 8.1%
2012 20.79 885th 1015 12.8%
2013 33.95 809th 1035 21.8%
2014 4.74 1002nd 1036 3.3%
2015 5.55 997th 1040 4.1%
2016 24.29 863rd 1046 17.5%
2017 23.34 857th 1033 17.0%
2018 5.56 977th 1027 4.9%
2019 5.40 989th 1031 4.1%
2021 4.94 997th 1016 1.9%
2022 3.75 1016th 1020 0.4%
2023 4.55 1007th 1016 0.9%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Open Quote Very caring and helpful. The teachers my son has had have been great. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Wilson Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1993 309 141 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 455
1994 310 184 2 7 0 n/a n/a 0 503
1995 350 212 2 12 5 n/a n/a 0 581
1996 350 212 2 12 5 n/a n/a 0 581
1997 323 227 4 13 8 n/a n/a 0 575
1998 332 245 2 23 8 n/a n/a 0 610
1999 285 268 2 26 7 n/a n/a 0 588
2000 301 268 5 57 5 n/a n/a 0 636
2001 279 259 2 81 4 n/a n/a 0 625
2002 250 236 2 91 2 n/a n/a 0 581
2003 250 236 2 91 2 n/a n/a 0 581
2004 271 140 3 156 6 n/a n/a 0 576
2005 256 124 4 156 3 n/a n/a 0 543
2006 243 151 4 187 2 n/a n/a 0 587
2007 198 164 1 206 2 n/a n/a 35 606
2008 176 155 4 140 2 n/a n/a 46 523
2009 159 143 8 149 0 n/a n/a 43 502
2010 152 139 9 139 1 n/a n/a 41 481
2011 112 122 9 152 0 0 36 0 431
2012 114 122 3 174 2 0 39 0 454
2013 95 115 5 176 2 0 38 0 431
2014 98 113 5 195 2 0 31 0 444
2015 97 116 7 189 2 0 30 0 441
2016 71 107 6 184 1 0 27 0 396
2017 75 119 4 182 2 0 26 0 408
2018 77 128 2 172 0 1 25 0 405
2019 86 116 2 207 0 1 29 0 441
2020 87 129 2 176 0 0 36 0 430
2021 77 126 1 142 0 0 31 0 377
2022 75 154 1 157 0 0 30 0 417
2023 67 175 1 130 0 0 38 0 411

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 Wilson Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 455 22.7 20.0 n/a
1994 503 24.9 20.2 37.4
1995 581 31.9 18.2 40.1
1996 581 31.9 18.2 40.1
1997 575 33.2 17.3 41.4
1998 610 32.6 18.7 39.2
1999 588 32.1 18.3 55.1
2000 636 34.8 18.3 56
2001 625 32.7 19.1 57.9
2002 581 33.4 17.4 65.7
2003 581 33.4 17.4 65.7
2004 576 31.1 18.5 69.8
2005 543 30.4 17.9 72.6
2006 587 32.2 18.2 74.3
2007 606 n/a n/a 83
2008 523 30.9 16.9 73
2009 502 34.6 14.5 87.8
2010 481 29.0 16.5 87.7
2011 431 33.4 12.8 74.5
2012 454 27.0 16.8 78.4
2013 431 21.0 20.5 85.2
2014 444 24.0 18.5 88.1
2015 441 4.0 110.2 88.2
2016 396 21.0 18.8 87.6
2017 408 23.5 17.2 84.3
2018 405 21.0 19.2 89.9
2019 441 21.0 21.0 83
2020 430 24.0 17.9 84.7
2021 377 22.0 17.1 79
2022 417 31.6 13.1 55.6
2023 411 23.5 17.4 90.5

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 Wilson Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 455 22.7 20.0 n/a
1994 503 24.9 20.2 37.4
1995 581 31.9 18.2 40.1
1996 581 31.9 18.2 40.1
1997 575 33.2 17.3 41.4
1998 610 32.6 18.7 39.2
1999 588 32.1 18.3 55.1
2000 636 34.8 18.3 56
2001 625 32.7 19.1 57.9
2002 581 33.4 17.4 65.7
2003 581 33.4 17.4 65.7
2004 576 31.1 18.5 69.8
2005 543 30.4 17.9 72.6
2006 587 32.2 18.2 74.3
2007 606 n/a n/a 83
2008 523 30.9 16.9 73
2009 502 34.6 14.5 87.8
2010 481 29.0 16.5 87.7
2011 431 33.4 12.8 74.5
2012 454 27.0 16.8 78.4
2013 431 21.0 20.5 85.2
2014 444 24.0 18.5 88.1
2015 441 4.0 110.2 88.2
2016 396 21.0 18.8 87.6
2017 408 23.5 17.2 84.3
2018 405 21.0 19.2 89.9
2019 441 21.0 21.0 83
2020 430 24.0 17.9 84.7
2021 377 22.0 17.1 79
2022 417 31.6 13.1 55.6
2023 411 23.5 17.4 90.5

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Wilson Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,065 (11.7%) $8,064 (88.3%) $9,129
2020 $1,555 (14.9%) $8,870 (85.1%) $10,426
2021 $1,929 (16.1%) $10,077 (83.9%) $12,006
2022 $3,791 (26.5%) $10,499 (73.5%) $14,290

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Wilson Elementary 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 989th of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 1007th of 1016 Elementary schools
 3.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wilson Elementary School)8.15.8
 2.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (South Bend Community School Corp)2518.4
 6.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)46.339.7
 6.6%
3rd Grade Math (Wilson Elementary School)218.1
 13%
   3rd Grade Math (South Bend Community School Corp)32.923.5
 9.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Wilson Elementary School)18.92.9
 16%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (South Bend Community School Corp)21.617.6
 4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (Wilson Elementary School)29.77.4
 22.4%
   4th Grade Math (South Bend Community School Corp)25.318.7
 6.6%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Wilson Elementary School)13.52.9
 10.6%
   4th Grade Science (South Bend Community School Corp)20.516.5
 4%
   4th Grade Science (Indiana)46.337
 9.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Wilson Elementary School)9.17.5
 1.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (South Bend Community School Corp)2018.9
 1.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.540.2
 7.3%
5th Grade Math (Wilson Elementary School)134.5
 8.5%
   5th Grade Math (South Bend Community School Corp)19.514.6
 5%
   5th Grade Math (Indiana)47.841.1
 6.7%
5th Grade Social Studies (Wilson Elementary School)5.37.5
 2.2%
   5th Grade Social Studies (South Bend Community School Corp)19.316.3
 3%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Indiana)4639.1
 6.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students441411
 6.8%
African American116175
 50.9%
American Indian00
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic207130
 37.2%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White8667
 22.1%
Two or More Races2938
 31%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients83%90.5%
 7.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Wilson Elementary School

Students at Wilson Elementary School are 43% African American, 32% Hispanic, 16% White, 9% Two or more races.

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

Middle : LaSalle Academy
High : Rise Up Academy at Eggleston
High : Washington High School

Wilson Elementary School ranks in the bottom 0.9% of Indiana elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 411 students attended Wilson Elementary School.


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