Garfield Elementary School

  • Garfield Elementary School serves 366 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 4% (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 9% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Garfield 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Garfield Elementary School's student population of 366 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students366 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Garfield Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 18:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Garfield Elementary School is 0.24, 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#3599 out of 3679 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
4%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Garfield 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 Ratio18:116:1
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American Indian
2%
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Garfield Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
87%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Garfield Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
6%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Garfield Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
3%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Garfield 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
2%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Garfield Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.240.67
This chart display the diversity score of Garfield 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
89%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Garfield 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 Lunch
7%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Garfield Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSD U-46 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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