Bret Harte Elementary School

1556 E 56th St
Chicago, IL 60637
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2.00 5 1 (1 review)
Bret Harte Elementary School serves 315 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Bret Harte Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Bret Harte Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Bret Harte Elementary School's student population of 315 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students315 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

Bret Harte Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Bret Harte Elementary School is 0.22, 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 Testing Rank
#2619 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
8%
26%
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Black
88%
17%
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White
2%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.220.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
10%
3%
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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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Bret Harte Elementary School is Kenwood Academy High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Ray Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago Ray Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 731 students
    0.4 miles
    5631 S Kimbark Ave
    Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 535-0970
    0.4 PK-8 731
  • Chicago Murray Elementary Language Academy Magnet School
    Math: 22% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 513 students
    0.5 miles
    5335 S Kenwood Ave
    Chicago, IL 60615
    (773) 535-0585
    0.5 K-8 513
  • Chicago Carnegie Elementary School Math: 23% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 631 students
    0.7 miles
    1414 E 61st Pl
    Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 535-0530
    0.7 PK-8 631
  • Chicago Kenwood Academy High School Math: 42% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 7-12 | 1,756 student
    0.7 miles
    5015 S Blackstone Av
    Chicago, IL 60615
    (773) 535-1350
    0.7 7-12 1,756
  • Chicago Hyde Park Academy High School Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 850 students
    0.8 miles
    6220 S Stony Island
    Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 535-0880
    0.8 9-12 850

School Reviews

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After one year, my child is transferring. The academic programs are mediocre at best. Some of the teachers lack professionalism and are not committed to the students academic progress. The environment was challenging as well. Many students were rowdy and profanity and threats are an everyday occurrence. My child was extremely uncomfortable with most of the students and I as well. While I did voice my concerns over and over again, my family determined that it was best to move and enroll my child in another school that would be better suited. My child's new school has better academic scores and a great reputation.
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