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Gard Elementary School (leave a review)
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+1 (217) 323-1364

400 E 15Th St

Beardstown, Illinois


About Gard Elementary School
Kindergarten - 4th Grade

Gard Elementary School is located in the Beardstown CUSD 15 district of the state of Illinois. It is one of 4 schools in its district.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from Kindergarten to 4th Grade and has an enrolment of 524 students - compared to other schools in Illinois, this is a relatively average sized school.

The number of teachers at Gard Elementary School has remained static in recent years, and you can see from the pyramid chart on this page that the pupil population has lately remained static.

The average teacher's salary is $135,818, which is higher than the Illinois state average of $60,779.

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Students by Year Group
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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Gard Elementary School 524$31,67115$135,8180.60
Beardstown Jr/Sr High School (0.07 miles) 880$18,85914$76,3170.59
Grand Ave Sch (0.68 miles) 161$103,080360.59
Beardstown Charter Sch Learn Acad (0.79 miles) 0
Washington Elem School (10.48 miles) 249$1,11619$36,6220.15
Schuyler Industry Middle Sch (11.13 miles) 316$8,45215$54,6060.17

Gard Elementary School

Number of pupils524
Funding per pupil$31,671
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$135,818
Diversity index0.60

Beardstown Jr/Sr High School (0.07 miles)

Number of pupils880
Funding per pupil$18,859
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$76,317
Diversity index0.59

Grand Ave Sch (0.68 miles)

Number of pupils161
Funding per pupil$103,080
Pupils per teacher36
Average teacher salary
Diversity index0.59

Beardstown Charter Sch Learn Acad (0.79 miles)

Number of pupils0
Funding per pupil
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary
Diversity index

Washington Elem School (10.48 miles)

Number of pupils249
Funding per pupil$1,116
Pupils per teacher19
Average teacher salary$36,622
Diversity index0.15

Schuyler Industry Middle Sch (11.13 miles)

Number of pupils316
Funding per pupil$8,452
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$54,606
Diversity index0.17
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Rankings within Illinois
There are 4,241 schools in Illinois. Rankings don't always go up to 4,241 because some schools have missing data.
1244thlargest school
1045thhighest number of FTE teachers
1851stlowest pupil-teacher ratio
11thhighest average teaching salary
1034thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
311thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
732ndhighest diversity index
94thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Kindergarten: 2 hours

1st Grade: 4 hours

2nd Grade - 4th Grade: 5 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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