Grissom Elementary School

12810 S Escanaba Ave
Chicago, IL 60633
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Grissom Elementary School serves 281 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Grissom 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 15-19% (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 15:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 281 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Grissom Elementary School's student population of 281 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
281 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Grissom 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 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2435 out of 3663 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
77%
27%
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Black
10%
17%
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White
12%
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
0.39
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Eligible for Free Lunch
86%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
13%
3%
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.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Grissom Elementary School's ranking?
Grissom Elementary School is ranked #2435 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Grissom Elementary School often compared to?
Grissom Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Burnham Elementary School, Clay Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15-19% 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 Grissom Elementary School?
281 students attend Grissom Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
77% of Grissom Elementary School students are Hispanic, 12% of students are White, 10% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Grissom Elementary School?
Grissom Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Grissom Elementary School offer ?
Grissom Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Grissom Elementary School part of?
Grissom Elementary School is part of City Of Chicago SD 299 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 281 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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