Beard Elementary School

  • Beard Elementary School serves 179 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-59% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Beard Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Beard Elementary School's student population of 179 students has grown by 24% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 22% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-3
Total Students179 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Beard Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,679 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 7:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Beard Elementary School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1818 out of 3679 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)40-59%
32%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)≤20%
38%
Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
8%
5%
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Hispanic
47%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Beard Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
3%
17%
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White
38%
48%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Beard Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Beard Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.630.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Beard Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity Of Chicago 299 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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