Burnham Elementary School

Burnham Elementary School serves 186 students in grades PK-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 50%.
Burnham Elementary School operates within the Burnham 154-5 School District.

Overview

The student population of 186 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-8
Total Students 186 students
Burnham Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Burnham Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Burnham Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Burnham Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
Burnham Elementary School Asian (1988-1990)
Hispanic
47%
23%
Burnham Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
40%
19%
Burnham Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
11%
50%
Burnham Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Burnham Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Burnham Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.61 0.30
Burnham Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
43%
23%
Burnham Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
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.
50%
26%
Burnham Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 186 students has decreased by 14% over five years.
School District Name Burnham 154-5 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 186 949
Burnham   154-5 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $2 MM $10 MM
Burnham   154-5 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $2 MM $10 MM
Burnham   154-5 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,335 $10,546
Burnham   154-5 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,702 $10,416
Burnham   154-5 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Thornton Fractnl No High School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Wentworth Junior High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Clay Elementary School (1 miles away)
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  • ChicagoClay Elementary School
    13231 South Burley Ave
    ChicagoIL 60633
    (773)535-5600
    1 mi | 627 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • HammondAbraham Lincoln Elementary School
    4221 Towle Ave
    HammondIN 46327
    (219)933-2475
    1.3 mi | 637 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Calumet CityWentworth Intermediate School
    530 Superior Ave
    Calumet CityIL 60409
    (708)868-7926
    1.4 mi | 399 students | Gr. 3-5                      
  • Calumet CityWentworth Junior High School
    560 Superior Ave
    Calumet CityIL 60409
    (708)862-0750
    1.5 mi | 442 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • ChicagoGrissom Elementary School
    12810 South Escanaba Ave
    ChicagoIL 60633
    (773)535-5380
    1.6 mi | 328 students | Gr. PK-8                      

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Cook County, IL public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.33, which is higher than the Illinois average of 0.3. The most diverse school district in Cook County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Illinois or national school diversity statistics.