Altgeld Elementary School (Closed 2014)

1340 West 71st St
Chicago, IL 60636
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Serving 437 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, Altgeld Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 29% (which was lower than the Illinois state average of 58%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 26% (which was lower than the Illinois state average of 58%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 was higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
437 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Definition of Terms 2013-2014 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
(12-13)
29%
58%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Altgeld Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
(12-13)
26%
58%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Altgeld Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Altgeld Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
1%
27%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Altgeld Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Black
98%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Altgeld Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
White
n/a
47%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Altgeld Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
0.04
This chart display the diversity score of Altgeld Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Altgeld Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
34%
27%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Altgeld Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Source: 2013-2014 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 58% IL state average), while 26% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 58% IL state average).
How many students attend Altgeld Elementary School?
437 students attend Altgeld Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
98% of Altgeld Elementary School students are Black, 1% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Altgeld Elementary School?
Altgeld Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Altgeld Elementary School offer ?
Altgeld Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Altgeld Elementary School part of?
Altgeld Elementary School is part of City Of Chicago School District 299.

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