Kipling Elementary School

Kipling Elementary School serves 396 students in grades KG - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the IL average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 50%.
Kipling Elementary School operates within the City Of Chicago 299 School District.

School Overview

The student population of 396 students has declined by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 396 students
Kipling Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Kipling Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Kipling Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Kipling Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.02 is less than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 18:1
Kipling Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.02 0.31
Kipling Elementary School Diversity Score (2006-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
86%
47%
Kipling Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
3%
Kipling Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 392,831 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,535 is higher than the state average of $11,118. The district revenue/student has grown by 20% over four years.
The district spending/student of $13,173 is higher than the state average of $11,218. The district spending/student has grown by 24% over four years.
School District Name City Of Chicago 299 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
682
3
Number of Students Managed 392,831 938
City Of Chicago   299 School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $5,104 MM $11 MM
City Of Chicago   299 School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $5,363 MM $11 MM
City Of Chicago   299 School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $12,535 $11,118
City Of Chicago   299 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $13,173 $11,218
City Of Chicago   299 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Harlan Community Academy High School (1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Chicago Collegiate Charter School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Turner-drew Elementary Language Academy (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • ChicagoTurner-drew Elementary Language Academy
    Magnet School
    0.5 miles | Grades: KG-8 | 365 students9300 South Princeton Ave
    ChicagoIL 60620
    (773)535-5720
    0.5KG-8365
  • ChicagoEvers Elementary School
    0.6 miles | Grades: PK-8 | 390 students9811 South Lowe Ave
    ChicagoIL 60628
    (773)535-2565
    0.6PK-8390
  • ChicagoGreen W Elementary School
    0.7 miles | Grades: PK-8 | 302 students1150 West 96th St
    ChicagoIL 60643
    (773)535-2575
    0.7PK-8302
  • ChicagoWacker Elementary School
    0.7 miles | Grades: PK-8 | 240 students9746 South Morgan St
    ChicagoIL 60643
    (773)535-2821
    0.7PK-8240
  • ChicagoGillespie Elementary School
    0.8 miles | Grades: PK-8 | 568 students9301 South State St
    ChicagoIL 60619
    (773)535-5065
    0.8PK-8568

School Reviews

Truly Kipling does not take the best interest of the students in mind. They don't care about what's best for the students; they do what they want to do.
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/10
I agree whole heartedly with the previous commentor. Kipling is the worst school I have ever experienced. They do keep parents out of their childs educational loop. Kipling feels that they know what is best for YOUR child and they will tell the parents one thing while they are doing something totally different. They hide very pertinent information from parents. I have also experienced them telling my kids not to tell me whats going on in their classes. This is bad; and the District Officer of Kipling doesn't care as well. I have called and complained about Kipling and nothing was done. The food served at Kipling is not worth dogs eating. Kipling is always sending notices home asking for money and uses the money for personal gains instead.
- Posted by Parent, 03/15/10
The staff tends to think they know whats better for a student than the parent. The school does not keep the parent in the loop regarding the type of education that the stedent is receiving. The school will go forth with whatever they deem adequate for a student, even if the parent disagrees. I personally thinks the school hides/lies about the type of education that is offered.
- Posted by Parent, 11/30/09

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