Grimes Elementary School

  • Grimes Elementary School serves 464 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 34% (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 42% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Grimes Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Grimes Elementary School's student population of 464 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students464 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Grimes Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 19:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Grimes Elementary School is 0.19, 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#1349 out of 3679 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
90%
26%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
8%
49%
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Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score0.190.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Grimes 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 SD 299 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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