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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Deer Creek-Mackinaw Community Unit School District No. 701 is an above average, public school district located in Mackinaw, IL. It has 1,063 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
About Deer Creek-Mackinaw Community Unit School District No. 701...
Address
401 E Fifth St
Mackinaw, IL 61755
Telephone
(309) 359-8965

Deer Creek-Mackinaw Community Unit School District No. 701 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1190
17 responses
Average ACT
27
30 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,063
Free or Reduced Lunch
24.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,284
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$11,333,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,528/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$62,024
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$705
National
$949
Median Home Value
$136,600
National
$184,700

Deer Creek-Mackinaw Community Unit School District No. 701 Reviews

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Although the small atmosphere of the school was very welcoming, its academic and college readiness programs need work. There are hardly any AP classes to help students earn college credit, and the school offers little to no information about potential possibilities for students after high school. The lack of diversity is also prominent, and because of it, there have been various incidents of students belittling others who look "different." While some clubs are offered, the staff responsible for them don't put in nearly as much time or effort into them to make them worthwhile. This is because the staff in charge of them are already involved with other activities and school functions, and they are forced to choose one over the other. Any student with a familiar last name will receive special treatment. While Dee-Mack is filled with kind and hard-working teachers and students, it is overshadowed by the lack of acceptance for peers and little to no opportunity for college readiness.
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Dee-Mack is in a small town, and has that small-town feel. Everyone knows everyone else, which has its pros and cons. The teachers really know your student, and care how they are doing. Most have been more than willing to give extra help when necessary. The high school principal is wonderful. There are not many academic activities offered, like National Honor Society, and Spanish is the only language offered. I would like to see more sports offered, specifically soccer.
The district focuses on athletics more than education. There are a few good classes but not many that can actually prepare students for the future. Also, there are not many AP classes to choose from.