B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Ball Chatham Community Unit School District No. 5 is an above average, public school district located in Chatham, IL. It has 4,797 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 31% in reading.
Address
201 W Mulberry St
Chatham, IL 62629
Telephone
(217) 483-2416

Ball Chatham Community Unit School District No. 5 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
31%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1180
38 responses
Average ACT
27
156 responses
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,797
Free or Reduced Lunch
18.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,454
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$48,789,000
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    5%

Ball Chatham Community Unit School District No. 5 Reviews

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We currently have two kids within the district. This district would benefit greatly from having community programs within their schools. The larger neighboring district has many opportunities for their students to help them in their future career paths. Specficially, they have a physician pipeline preparatory program and schools within schools. Ironically, Chatham also has larger class sizes than average which is concerning, especially when academics is the main reason many move into this district. If the schools continue to have larger class sizes, families will move their kids elsewhere. Academics is not something that can be sacrificed and some of the students have many needs which can be overwhelming for a teacher with an already large class size.
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Glenwood prepared me for a successful college experience. If you express interest and aren't afraid to work hard, the teachers will go out of their way to help. I wish there were more active clubs.
I love my school. My teachers are great. I especially love my history classes and band. I am excited to attend Glenwood High School next year.