Bontemps Elementary School (Closed 2014)

1241 West 58th St
Chicago, IL 60636
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Serving 310 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, Bontemps 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 25-29% (which was lower than the Illinois state average of 58%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 25-29% (which was lower than the Illinois state average of 58%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 was higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
310 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 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)
25-29%
58%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Bontemps 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)
25-29%
58%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Bontemps 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
16:1
14:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Bontemps Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
n/a
27%
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Black
100%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Bontemps 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%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
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This chart display the diversity score of Bontemps Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Bontemps 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)
36%
27%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Bontemps 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?
25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 58% IL state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 58% IL state average).
How many students attend Bontemps Elementary School?
310 students attend Bontemps Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
100% of Bontemps Elementary School students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Bontemps Elementary School?
Bontemps Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Bontemps Elementary School offer ?
Bontemps Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Bontemps Elementary School part of?
Bontemps Elementary School is part of City Of Chicago School District 299.

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