Grissom Elementary School

  • Grissom Elementary School serves 366 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 37% (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 36% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Grissom 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 24:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Grissom Elementary School's student population of 366 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students366 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Grissom Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Grissom Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Grissom 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 24:1 has increased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Grissom Elementary School is 0.39, 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#1475 out of 3679 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Grissom Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Grissom 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 Ratio24:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Grissom Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Grissom Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Hispanic
76%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Grissom Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
5%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Grissom Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
19%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Grissom 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
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Grissom Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Grissom Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.390.67
This chart display the diversity score of Grissom 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
65%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Grissom 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 Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Grissom 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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