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Nelson Prairie School (leave a review)
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+1 (815) 462-2874

2366 Nelson Rd

New Lenox, Illinois


About Nelson Prairie School
1st Grade - 3rd Grade

Nelson Prairie School is one of 13 schools found in the New Lenox SD 122 district of Illinois.

A relatively average sized school, it has an enrolment of 416 students from 1st Grade to 3rd Grade and is classified as a regular school.

In recent years, the pupil population has remained static. Alongside this, the number of teachers has remained static over a similar timeframe.

At Nelson Prairie School, the average teaching salary of $55,270 is lower 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

This school is not eligible for Title I funding. 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
Nelson Prairie School 416$7,32520$55,2700.23
Nelson Ridge School (0.14 miles) 488$28422$56,1210.23
Lincoln Way West (1.59 miles) 1295$10,64917$76,0370.28
Spencer Pointe (2.07 miles) 431$7,32718$51,7490.20
Arnold J Tyler School (2.13 miles) 346$6,48819$53,0780.20
Bentley Elem School (2.21 miles) 395$8,86519$55,7540.27

Nelson Prairie School

Number of pupils416
Funding per pupil$7,325
Pupils per teacher20
Average teacher salary$55,270
Diversity index0.23

Nelson Ridge School (0.14 miles)

Number of pupils488
Funding per pupil$284
Pupils per teacher22
Average teacher salary$56,121
Diversity index0.23

Lincoln Way West (1.59 miles)

Number of pupils1295
Funding per pupil$10,649
Pupils per teacher17
Average teacher salary$76,037
Diversity index0.28

Spencer Pointe (2.07 miles)

Number of pupils431
Funding per pupil$7,327
Pupils per teacher18
Average teacher salary$51,749
Diversity index0.20

Arnold J Tyler School (2.13 miles)

Number of pupils346
Funding per pupil$6,488
Pupils per teacher19
Average teacher salary$53,078
Diversity index0.20

Bentley Elem School (2.21 miles)

Number of pupils395
Funding per pupil$8,865
Pupils per teacher19
Average teacher salary$55,754
Diversity index0.27
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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.
1857thlargest school
2604thhighest number of FTE teachers
3948thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
2251sthighest average teaching salary
3786thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1786thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
2457thhighest diversity index
2769thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

1st Grade: 4 hours

2nd Grade - 3rd Grade: 5 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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