Kipling Elementary School

Kipling Elementary School serves 439 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 50%.
Kipling Elementary School operates within the City Of Chicago 299 School District.

Overview

The student population of 439 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 439 students
Kipling Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Kipling Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Kipling Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less 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 14:1 15:1
Kipling Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
n/a
23%
Black
98%
19%
Kipling Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
n/a
50%
Kipling Elementary School White (1993-1995)
All Ethnic Groups Kipling Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Kipling 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.
0.04 0.30
Kipling Elementary School Diversity Score (2006-2012)
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%
Kipling 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.
45%
26%
Kipling Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 418,637 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name City Of Chicago 299 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
641
3
Number of Students Managed 418,637 949
City Of Chicago   299 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $5,028 MM $10 MM
City Of Chicago   299 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $5,544 MM $10 MM
City Of Chicago   299 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,931 $10,546
City Of Chicago   299 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,154 $10,416
City Of Chicago   299 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 Harlan Community Academy High School (1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Milburn Alternative School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Turner-drew Elementary Language Academy (0.5 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • ChicagoTurner-drew Elementary Language Academy
    Magnet School
    9300 South Princeton Ave
    ChicagoIL 60620
    (773)535-5720
    Magnet School

    0.5 mi | 372 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • ChicagoEvers Elementary School
    9811 South Lowe Ave
    ChicagoIL 60628
    (773)535-2565
    0.6 mi | 366 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • ChicagoWacker Elementary School
    9746 South Morgan St
    ChicagoIL 60643
    (773)535-2821
    0.7 mi | 241 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • ChicagoGreen W Elementary School
    1150 West 96th St
    ChicagoIL 60643
    (773)535-2575
    0.7 mi | 251 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • ChicagoJackson M Elementary School
    917 West 88th St
    ChicagoIL 60620
    (773)535-3341
    0.8 mi | 319 students | Gr. PK-8                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended May 17, 2010 - 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
  • Recommended March 15, 2010 - 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
  • Recommended November 30, 2009 - 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

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Chicago, 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 0.24, which is lower than the Illinois average of 0.3. The most diverse school in Chicago is Jackson A Elementary Language Academy. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Illinois or national school diversity statistics.