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 4,658 students with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% 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
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1160
27 responses
Average ACT
27
144 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
4,658
Free or Reduced Lunch
22.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,454
Teachers in First/Second Year

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

3 reviews
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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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.
The Ball-Chatham school district has great teachers but the administrators only gave a small amount of their attention to students