Garfield Elementary School

140 E 23rd St
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Garfield Elementary School serves 216 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
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 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 10-14% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 216 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Garfield Elementary School's student population of 216 students has declined by 29% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 41% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
216 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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School Rankings

Garfield 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 Garfield Elementary School is 0.17, 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
#3141 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)
10-14%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
91%
27%
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Black
7%
17%
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White
1%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.17
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
2%
2%
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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 Garfield Elementary School's ranking?
Garfield Elementary School is ranked #3141 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Garfield Elementary School often compared to?
Garfield Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Greenbriar Elementary School, U S Grant Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School 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 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
How many students attend Garfield Elementary School?
216 students attend Garfield Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
91% of Garfield Elementary School students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Black, 1% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Garfield Elementary School?
Garfield Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Garfield Elementary School offer ?
Garfield Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Garfield Elementary School part of?
Garfield Elementary School is part of Chicago Heights SD 170 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 216 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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