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Nelson Ridge School (leave a review)
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+1 (815) 462-2870

2470 Nelson Rd

New Lenox, Illinois


About Nelson Ridge School
4th Grade - 6th Grade

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

Nelson Ridge School is a regular school, specialising in 4th Grade to 6th Grade. Compared to other schools in Illinois, this is a relatively average sized school since it has an enrolment of 488 students.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

At Nelson Ridge School, the average teaching salary of $56,121 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 Ridge School 488$28422$56,1210.23
Nelson Prairie School (0.14 miles) 416$7,32520$55,2700.23
Lincoln Way West (1.7 miles) 1295$10,64917$76,0370.28
Spencer Crossing (2.13 miles) 462$7,63420$56,3070.16
Spencer Pointe (2.13 miles) 431$7,32718$51,7490.20
Bentley Elem School (2.32 miles) 395$8,86519$55,7540.27

Nelson Ridge School

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

Nelson Prairie School (0.14 miles)

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

Lincoln Way West (1.7 miles)

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

Spencer Crossing (2.13 miles)

Number of pupils462
Funding per pupil$7,634
Pupils per teacher20
Average teacher salary$56,307
Diversity index0.16

Spencer Pointe (2.13 miles)

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

Bentley Elem School (2.32 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.
1422ndlargest school
2344thhighest number of FTE teachers
4062ndlowest pupil-teacher ratio
2177thhighest average teaching salary
3775thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1766thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
2459thhighest diversity index
3720thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

4th Grade - 6th Grade: 5 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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