Cullen Elementary School

Cullen Elementary School serves 232 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher 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%.
Cullen Elementary School operates within the City Of Chicago 299 School District.

Overview

The student population of 232 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 232 students
Cullen Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Cullen Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Cullen Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.95. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Cullen Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
1%
23%
Cullen Elementary School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
97%
19%
Cullen Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
n/a
50%
All Ethnic Groups Cullen Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Cullen 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.
0.06 0.95
Cullen Elementary School Diversity Score (1990-2012)
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.
53%
23%
Cullen 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.
43%
26%
Cullen Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 401,946 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 401,946 949
City Of Chicago   299 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $5,028 MM $10 MM
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 Corliss High School (0.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Summers Alternative School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Poe Elementary Classical School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Chicago Poe Elementary Classical School
    Magnet School
    10538 South Langley Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60628
    (773)535-5525
    Magnet School
    0.3  mi  |  193  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Chicago Smith W Elementary School
    744 East 103rd St
    Chicago , IL , 60628
    (773)535-5689
    0.5  mi  |  363  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Chicago Corliss High School
    821 East 103rd St
    Chicago , IL , 60628
    (773)535-5115
    0.6  mi  |  619  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Chicago Brooks College Prep Academy High School
    Magnet School
    250 East 111th St
    Chicago , IL , 60628
    (773)535-9930
    Magnet School
    0.6  mi  |  778  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Chicago Kohn Elementary School
    10414 South State St
    Chicago , IL , 60628
    (773)535-5489
    0.7  mi  |  425  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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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 0.63, which is higher 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.