Carter Elementary School

5740 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Carter Elementary School serves 430 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Carter 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 11% (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 13% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Carter Elementary School's student population of 430 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students430 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

Carter 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 Carter Elementary School is 0.02, 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
#3219 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
1%
26%
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Black
99%
17%
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White
n/a
48%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.020.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
31%
27%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Carter 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 Carter Elementary School is Ace Technical Charter High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Cics - Washington Pk Campus (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago Cics - Washington Pk Campus Charter School
    Math: 22% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 458 students
    0.4 miles
    110 E 61st St
    Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 347-0200
    0.4 K-8 458
  • Chicago Ace Technical Charter High School Magnet School
    Charter School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 306 students
    0.5 miles
    5410 S State St
    Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 548-8705
    0.5 9-12 306
  • Chicago Sherwood Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 319 students
    0.5 miles
    245 W 57th St
    Chicago, IL 60621
    (773) 535-0829
    0.5 PK-8 319
  • Chicago Beasley Elementary Magnet Academic Center Magnet School
    Math: 14% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 1,250 student
    0.6 miles
    5255 S State St
    Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 535-1230
    0.6 PK-8 1,250
  • Chicago Burke Elementary School Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 430 students
    0.6 miles
    5356 S King Dr
    Chicago, IL 60615
    (773) 535-1325
    0.6 PK-8 430

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