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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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Local Area
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 pupilPupil teacher ratioAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Beardstown Jr/Sr High School880$18,85913.71$76,3170.59
Grand Ave Sch161$103,08036.340.59
Beardstown Charter Sch Learn Acad0
Washington Elem School249$1,11618.61$36,6220.15
Schuyler Industry Middle Sch316$8,45215$54,6060.17

Beardstown Jr/Sr High School

Number of pupils880
Funding per pupil$18,859
Pupil teacher ratio13.71
Average teacher salary$76,317
Diversity index0.59

Grand Ave Sch

Number of pupils161
Funding per pupil$103,080
Pupil teacher ratio36.34
Average teacher salary
Diversity index0.59

Beardstown Charter Sch Learn Acad

Number of pupils0
Funding per pupil
Pupil teacher ratio
Average teacher salary
Diversity index

Washington Elem School

Number of pupils249
Funding per pupil$1,116
Pupil teacher ratio18.61
Average teacher salary$36,622
Diversity index0.15

Schuyler Industry Middle Sch

Number of pupils316
Funding per pupil$8,452
Pupil teacher ratio15
Average teacher salary$54,606
Diversity index0.17
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Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
Beardstown Jr/Sr High School0.07 miles
Grand Ave Sch0.68 miles
Beardstown Charter Sch Learn Acad0.79 miles
Washington Elem School10.48 miles
Schuyler Industry Middle Sch11.13 miles
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Rankings within Illinois
There are 4241 schools in Illinois.
1244thlargest school
1045thhighest number of FTE teachers
1851stlowest pupil-teacher ratio
11sthighest average teaching salary
1034thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
311sthighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
732ndhighest diversity index
94thhighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races8
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander2
American Indian or Aslaskan Native0
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander0

Out of 524 students, with a diversity index of 0.6

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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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*All data shown corresponds to the 2015-16 academic year unless otherwise stated.