Henderson Elementary School

5650 S Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60636
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Henderson Elementary School serves 274 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Henderson 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Henderson Elementary School's student population of 274 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students274 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

Henderson Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 Henderson Elementary School is 0.23, 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
#3298 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
12%
26%
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Black
87%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Henderson Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
1%
48%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Henderson Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.230.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Henderson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
32%
27%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Henderson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
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 Henderson Elementary School is Horizon Science Academy - Southwest Chtr (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Cics - Basil Campus (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago Cics - Basil Campus Charter School
    Math: 26% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 736 students
    0.2 miles
    1816 W Garfield Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 778-9455
    0.2 K-8 736
  • Chicago Fulton Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 337 students
    0.5 miles
    5300 S Hermitage Ave
    Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 535-9000
    0.5 PK-8 337
  • Chicago Earle Elementary School Math: 9% | Reading: 12%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 415 students
    0.6 miles
    2040 W 62nd St
    Chicago, IL 60636
    (773) 535-9130
    0.6 PK-8 415
  • Chicago Horizon Science Academy - Southwest Chtr Charter School
    Math: 15% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-11 | 723 students
    0.6 miles
    5401 S Western Ave
    Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 498-3355
    0.6 K-11 723
  • Chicago Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School Magnet School
    Math: 47% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 7-12 | 1,325 student
    0.6 miles
    6130 S Wolcott Ave
    Chicago, IL 60636
    (773) 535-9300
    0.6 7-12 1,325

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