Michael E Baum Elementary School

801 South Lake Ridge Ave, Decatur, IL 62521 | (217) 424-3259
  • Grades: KG-6
  • Student Enrollment: 394
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3 out of 5 | 1 Review
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 801 S Lake Ridge Ave, Decatur, IL 62521
  • Principal or Admin: Debbie Bandy
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • Decatur School District 61
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $8,385
  • Graduation Rate: 61.8%
  • Dropout Rate: 4.1%
  • Students Per Teacher: 18.9
  • Enrolled Students: 9,251

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 394
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 17.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 22.5
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 185 (47.0%)
  • Females: 167 (42.4%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Michael E Baum Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.3%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Michael E Baum Elementary School
  Number Percent
1st Grade6616.8%
2nd Grade4912.4%
3rd Grade6215.7%
4th Grade6316.0%
5th Grade4912.4%
6th Grade4010.2%
Attendance, Graduation, and Dropout Rates (2010)
Attendance Rate
Source: IL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3

3 out of 5 | 1 Review
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1 review for Michael E Baum Elementary School

  • Reviewed by on September 05, 2006
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I never attended your school, but knew its namesake. Mike and I became close friends in our army medical training at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, and remained that way until his death. We spend several days sightseeing in San Francisco before heading to Vietnam together. Arrived there on December 5, 1969 at Bien Hoa Airfield and stayed at Long Bien reception depot until we were assigned to our separate units. Mike served as a combat medic in the 4th Infantry Division, I believe, while I went north to serve in a like capacity with the 101st Aitborne Division. I was subsequently wounded and returned to a new duty station in Savannah, GA, arriving there in June 1970. Shortly afterward I subsequently learned of Mike's death in July. What a terrific guy, and such a terrible loss. It's heartwarming to know his memory survives with such a fitting tribute.

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