Grissom Elementary School

12810 S Escanaba Ave
Chicago, IL 60633
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
Grissom Elementary School serves 353 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Grissom Elementary School's student population of 353 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students353 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

Grissom Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Grissom Elementary School is 0.39, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1794 out of 3672 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
76%
26%
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Black
5%
17%
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White
18%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.390.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
13%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity Of Chicago 299 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Grissom Elementary School is Carver Military Academy High School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Clay Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago Clay Elementary School Math: 12% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 632 students
    0.7 miles
    13231 S Burley Ave
    Chicago, IL 60633
    (773) 535-5600
    0.7 PK-8 632
  • Chicago Burnham Elementary School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 200 students
    1.6 miles
    13945 Green Bay
    Chicago, IL 60633
    (708) 862-8636
    1.6 PK-8 200
  • Riverdale Carver Military Academy High School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 479 students
    1.7 miles
    13100 S Doty Ave
    Riverdale, IL 60827
    (773) 535-5250
    1.7 9-12 479
  • Chicago Washington G High School Math: 14% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,440 student
    1.9 miles
    3535 E 114th St
    Chicago, IL 60617
    (773) 535-5725
    1.9 9-12 1,440
  • Chicago Washington G Elementary School Math: 19% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 861 students
    2.0 miles
    3611 E 114th St
    Chicago, IL 60617
    (773) 535-5010
    2 PK-8 861

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