Depriest Elementary School

139 S Parkside Ave
Chicago, IL 60644
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Depriest Elementary School serves 436 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Depriest 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤5% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 436 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Depriest Elementary School's student population of 436 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
436 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
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School Rankings

Depriest Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,663 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Depriest Elementary School is 0.10, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3437 out of 3663 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
3%
27%
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Black
95%
17%
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White
1%
47%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.10
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
40%
27%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Depriest Elementary School's ranking?
Depriest Elementary School is ranked #3437 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Depriest Elementary School often compared to?
Depriest Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Catalyst Charter-circle Rock Es by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while ≤5% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
How many students attend Depriest Elementary School?
436 students attend Depriest Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
95% of Depriest Elementary School students are Black, 3% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Depriest Elementary School?
Depriest Elementary School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Depriest Elementary School offer ?
Depriest Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Depriest Elementary School part of?
Depriest Elementary School is part of City Of Chicago SD 299 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 436 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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