Dirksen Elementary School

  • Dirksen Elementary School serves 944 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 47% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 50% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Dirksen Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Dirksen Elementary School's student population of 944 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students944 students
This chart display total students of Dirksen Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Dirksen Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Dirksen Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Dirksen Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Dirksen Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,679 schools in Illinois (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dirksen Elementary School is 0.43, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#761 out of 3679 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dirksen 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)
50%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dirksen 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 Ratio25:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Dirksen Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Asian
13%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Dirksen Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
11%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Dirksen Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
2%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Dirksen Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
74%
48%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Dirksen Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Dirksen Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dirksen Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.430.67
This chart display the diversity score of Dirksen Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Dirksen Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dirksen 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 299 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review Dirksen Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
President Obama’s recent address included infrastructure funding for renovating schools. We’ll look at the plan overall and some of the states that would benefit from the plan.
Schools all over the country have closed their doors to slow the spread of COVID-19, forcing educators and parents to switch to online learning strategies. Read on to learn where to start with homeschooling and for helpful resources for learning at home.
As schools around the country close for two weeks or more, parents find themselves asking some tough questions. Read on to learn about the current and future impact of COVID-19 on students in public schools.