140 E 23rd St
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Garfield Elementary School serves 326 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Garfield Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Garfield Elementary School's student population of 326 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
326 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

Garfield Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Garfield Elementary School is 0.24, 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 Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2617 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
87%
26%
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Black
8%
17%
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White
2%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.24
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Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
2%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 326 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.24 (Btm 50%)

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