Smyser Elementary School

Smyser Elementary School serves 1,037 students in grades PK-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 50%.
Smyser Elementary School operates within the City Of Chicago 299 School District.

Overview

The student population of 1037 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-8
Total Students 1,037 students
Smyser Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Smyser Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Smyser Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 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 22:1 15:1
Asian
3%
4%
Hispanic
57%
23%
White
37%
50%
All Ethnic Groups Smyser Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Smyser 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.
0.54 0.30
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.
26%
23%
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.
51%
26%
Smyser Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2013)

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 (1988-2013)
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: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Vaughn Occupational High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Northwest Middle School (3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Prussing Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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    ChicagoIL 60630
    (773)534-3460
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    6445 West Strong St
    ChicagoIL 60656
    (773)534-1228
    0.8 mi | 158 students | Gr. PK-4                      
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    6024 West Warwick Ave
    ChicagoIL 60634
    (773)534-3640
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    0.9 mi | 834 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • Harwood HeightsUnion Ridge Elementary School
    4600 North Oak Park Ave
    Harwood HeightsIL 60706
    (708)867-5822
    0.9 mi | 601 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • ChicagoVaughn Occupational High School
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    4355 North Linder Ave
    ChicagoIL 60641
    (773)534-3600
    Alternative School

    0.9 mi | 203 students | Gr. 9-12                      

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