Cardenas Elementary School

2345 S Millard Ave
Chicago, IL 60623
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Cardenas Elementary School serves 561 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
Cardenas Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is approximately equal to the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Cardenas Elementary School's student population of 561 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-3
Total Students561 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Cardenas Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

Cardenas Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 Cardenas Elementary School is 0.11, 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
#1346 out of 3672 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
94%
26%
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Black
5%
17%
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White
n/a
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.110.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
44%
27%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Cardenas 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.
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 Cardenas Elementary School is Farragut Career Academy High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Castellanos Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago Castellanos Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 4-8 | 601 students
    0.2 miles
    2524 S Central Park
    Chicago, IL 60623
    (773) 534-1620
    0.2 4-8 601
  • Chicago Crown Elementary Community Acd Fine Arts Center Magnet School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 256 students
    0.3 miles
    2128 S St Louis Ave
    Chicago, IL 60623
    (773) 534-1680
    0.3 PK-8 256
  • Chicago Farragut Career Academy High School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 728 students
    0.4 miles
    2345 S Christiana Av
    Chicago, IL 60623
    (773) 534-1300
    0.4 9-12 728
  • Chicago Little Village Elementary School Math: 15% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 787 students
    0.4 miles
    2620 S Lawndale Ave
    Chicago, IL 60623
    (773) 534-1880
    0.4 PK-8 787
  • Chicago Kanoon Elementary Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 12% | Reading: 11%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 630 students
    0.6 miles
    2233 S Kedzie Ave
    Chicago, IL 60623
    (773) 534-1736
    0.6 PK-8 630

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