Bret Harte Elementary School
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 26% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 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).
Bret Harte Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Bret Harte Elementary School's student population of 315 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Bret Harte Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2463 out of 3655 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education
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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