Ford Heights SD 169 School District

910 Woodlawn Ave
Ford Heights, IL 60411-2299
(District boundaries shown in map)
1/
10
Bottom 50%
For the 2024 school year, there are 2 public schools serving 444 students in Ford Heights SD 169 School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
Public Schools in Ford Heights SD 169 School District have an average math proficiency score of 5% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 5% (versus the 31% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (IL)
# Schools
2 Schools
4,386 Schools
# Students
444 Students
1,867,247 Students
# Teachers
28 Teachers
134,644 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Ford Heights SD 169 School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 918 school districts in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
This School District
State Average (IL)
#926 out of 926 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Ford Heights SD 169  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
≤1%
28%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ford Heights SD 169  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
3%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ford Heights SD 169  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.08
0.68
# American Indian Students
1 Student
4,748 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
n/a
100,579 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
5%
# Hispanic Students
18 Students
506,853 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
27%
# Black Students
425 Students
308,140 Students
% Black Students
96%
17%
# White Students
n/a
868,645 Students
% White Students
n/a
47%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
1,861 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
n/a
76,347 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
59
71,078
# Students in K Grade:
46
124,988
# Students in 1st Grade:
38
127,117
# Students in 2nd Grade:
56
127,748
# Students in 3rd Grade:
48
127,544
# Students in 4th Grade:
40
129,636
# Students in 5th Grade:
40
133,910
# Students in 6th Grade:
42
135,734
# Students in 7th Grade:
40
141,129
# Students in 8th Grade:
35
145,775
# Students in 9th Grade:
-
157,172
# Students in 10th Grade:
-
149,262
# Students in 11th Grade:
-
146,253
# Students in 12th Grade:
-
149,901
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $32,631 is higher than the state median of $22,162. The school district revenue/student has grown by 21% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $27,854 is higher than the state median of $21,409. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
This School District
This State (IL)
Total Revenue
$15 MM
$41,381 MM
This chart display total revenue of Ford Heights SD 169  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$12 MM
$39,976 MM
This chart display total spending of Ford Heights SD 169  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$32,631
$22,162
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Ford Heights SD 169  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$27,854
$21,409
This chart display average spending per public school student in Ford Heights SD 169  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Ford Heights SD 169 School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Cottage Grove Upper Grade Center
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
800 E 14th St
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 758-1400
Grades: 5-8
| 134 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Medgar Evers Primary Academic Center
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1101 E 10th St
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 758-2520
Grades: PK-5
| 310 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Ford Heights SD 169 School District?
Ford Heights SD 169 School District manages 2 public schools serving 444 students.
What is the rank of Ford Heights SD 169 School District?
Ford Heights SD 169 School District is ranked #909 out of 918 school districts in Illinois (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year.
What is the racial composition of students in Ford Heights SD 169 School District?
96% of Ford Heights SD 169 School District students are Black, and 4% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Ford Heights SD 169 School District?
Ford Heights SD 169 School District has a student/teacher ratio of 16:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What is Ford Heights SD 169 School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $27,854 is higher than the state median of $21,409. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 2 schools
  • Grades: PK-08
  • Enrollment: 444 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 100%
  • : Bottom 50% in IL
  • : ≤1% (Btm 50%)
  • : 3% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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