60656 Public Schools

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There are 4 public schools in 60656 Chicago, IL, serving 2,292 students.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois state average of 50%.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is more than the state average of 15:1.

60656, Illinois

  • School Location Students Grades
  • ChicagoBeard Elementary School
    6445 West Strong St
    ChicagoIL60656
    (773)534-1228
    158 students | Gr. PK-4
  • Chicago
    Dirksen Elementary School
    8601 West Foster Ave
    ChicagoIL60656
    (773)534-1090
    778 students | Gr. PK-8
  • Chicago
    Garvy J Elementary School
    5225 North Oak Park Ave
    ChicagoIL60656
    (773)534-1185
    712 students | Gr. KG-8
  • Chicago
    Oriole Park Elementary School
    5424 North Oketo Ave
    ChicagoIL60656
    (773)534-1201
    644 students | Gr. PK-8

Zipcode Statistics

AboutZipcode 60656 Zipcode Statistics (IL) State Statistics
Population (Approximate) 27,613 people 12,309,604 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 31% 24%
Median Household Income $55,703 $51,389
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Did You Know?
Public schools in zipcode 60656 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 0.49, which is lower than the Illinois average of 0.66. The most diverse school in zipcode 60656 is Beard Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Illinois or in the USA.