Ellington Elementary School

243 N Parkside Ave
Chicago, IL 60644
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Ellington Elementary School serves 515 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Ellington 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 10% (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 23% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Ellington Elementary School's student population of 515 students has declined by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students515 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Ellington Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

Ellington 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 Ellington Elementary School is 0.08, 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
#2937 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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5%
Hispanic
3%
26%
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Black
96%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Ellington Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
1%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
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4%
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Diversity Score
0.080.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Ellington 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 Lunch (11-12)
37%
27%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ellington 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 Ellington Elementary School is Austin College And Career Academy High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Catalyst Charter-circle Rock Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago Austin College And Career Academy High School Magnet School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 214 students
    0.1 miles
    231 N Pine Ave
    Chicago, IL 60644
    (773) 534-0660
    0.1 9-12 214
  • Chicago Catalyst Charter-circle Rock Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 9% | Reading: 14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 521 students
    0.2 miles
    5608 W Washington Bl
    Chicago, IL 60644
    (773) 945-5025
    0.2 K-8 521
  • Chicago Douglass Academy High School Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 101 students
    0.4 miles
    543 N Waller Ave
    Chicago, IL 60644
    (773) 534-6176
    0.4 9-12 101
  • Chicago Depriest Elementary School Math: 3% | Reading: 7%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 537 students
    0.5 miles
    139 S Parkside Ave
    Chicago, IL 60644
    (773) 534-6800
    0.5 PK-8 537
  • Chicago Moving Everest Charter School Charter School
    Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-3 | 362 students
    0.5 miles
    416 N Laramie Ave
    Chicago, IL 60644
    (312) 683-9695
    0.5 K-3 362

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