Columbus Elementary School

  • Columbus Elementary School serves 292 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40-44% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Columbus Elementary School's student population of 292 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 35% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students292 students
This chart display total students of Columbus Elementary School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Columbus Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Columbus Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Columbus Elementary School is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#1534 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Columbus 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Columbus 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio27:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Columbus Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Columbus Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
24%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Columbus Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
8%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Columbus Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
66%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Columbus Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Columbus Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Columbus Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.510.67
This chart display the diversity score of Columbus Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Columbus Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Columbus Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity of Chicago SD 299 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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  4.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
4  
I love this school. My kids go here and they are happy. There is 1 middle school teacher that picks favorites but overall love this school.
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5  
I would absolutley recommend Columbus school. The small school feels like a family. The teachers are very devoted to their students, and the parent involvement is making a great difference in the school. This school has only been improving and getting better with each year.
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