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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
McLean County Unified School District No. 5 is a highly rated, public school district located in Normal, IL. It has 13,041 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.

McLean County Unified School District No. 5 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1210
265 responses
Average ACT
28
573 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
13,041
Free or Reduced Lunch
32.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,023
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,884/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$55,193
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$854
National
$949
Median Home Value
$169,700
National
$184,700

McLean County Unified School District No. 5 Reviews

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McLean County Unit 5 is a wonderful school district with much to offer. No school or district is perfect, and this district is no exception. However, it has many resources and opportunities for students to succeed and be prepared for their next steps in life. As a whole, it is a well-rounded and beneficial place for children to go to school.
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I really like Unit 5 so far. It is a little poor though, but it spends it's money wisely. We have tons of programs and clubs that participate with state. . We are improving. We have advanced courses and are provided with AP level classes. This is highly helpful to our families. They also work with Heartland Community College to get the advanced students to save a few years of college. We have p.e everyday. This is because Unit 5 cares a lot about their student's health. Also, the food choices are healthy. ( and not that bad) The food could have been better. And I feel like Unit 5 should work on making their high schools more. better. Elementary should be able to do/ learn more. Because I when I was in elementary school, we always did what I already knew. We should all progress more and get more done in the less time we have. Only 13 years get the basic education we need to succeed in life! I am in 8th grade, and so far, Unit 5 is ok.
Being in high school now and as I take time to reflect back on my school life, my experience was incredible. I was presented with so many new opportunities and made amazing friends from all different backgrounds. The schools are very safe and bus rides back home are always a blast. The teachers are friendly and encouraging especially in high school. As I look back into the past, there will definitely be numerous amounts of memories to share. Thank you UNIT 5.