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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Illinois Valley Central School District No. 321 is an above average, public school district located in Chillicothe, IL. It has 2,173 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
About Illinois Valley Central School District No. 321...
Address
1300 W Sycamore St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
Telephone
(309) 274-5418

Illinois Valley Central School District No. 321 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1240
25 responses
Average ACT
27
44 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,173
Free or Reduced Lunch
37.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,855
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$22,686,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,689/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    3%
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
$48,047
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$668
National
$949
Median Home Value
$117,200
National
$184,700

Illinois Valley Central School District No. 321 Reviews

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I really enjoyed my time learning at IVC. The school was filled with teachers and staff that really cared about the students attending. The only thing that I really do not like about the school is something that they could not help. It is the fact that the extracurricular activities were not funded by the school. If the community was not as supportive as it is then the school's extracurricular activities would not be able to remain. The teachers and staff did however support these activities such as the sports, band, and choir programs. Even though this school did not have the most money that did not diminish the great education that I received from this facility.
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IVC was an interesting school to attend. The faculty was nice and tried to help make sure their students succeed it whatever career path they had picked. Illinois Valley Central had a great sports atmosphere. I loved taking part in the extra curricular activities that were provided. The students all had their differences but when times got tough, our school united as one to help each other heal, grow, and become greater people. IVC has little funding yet still gives out scholarships as best as they can. Although IVC had its not so great moments the faculty does the best they can to make every day a great day to be a ghost.
My experience here was alright. They didn't have the widest variety of classes and didn't have as many AP classes as I would have liked, but the overall experience is good. It is a smaller school with only approximately 600-800 people. Athletic programs are not top class, but offer good instruction.