Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School

3225 Sangamon Dr
Dekalb, IL 60115
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School serves 338 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Gwendolyn Brooks 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 ≤5% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 338 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School's student population of 338 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
338 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

Gwendolyn Brooks 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 Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School is 0.64, 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
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State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3437 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)
≤5%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
12%
27%
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Black
54%
17%
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White
24%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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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 Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School's ranking?
Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School is ranked #3437 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School often compared to?
Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Jefferson Elementary School, West 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 ≤5% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
How many students attend Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School?
338 students attend Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
54% of Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School students are Black, 24% of students are White, 12% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School?
Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School offer ?
Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School part of?
Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School is part of Dekalb CUSD 428 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 338 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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