Kennedy Elementary School

1013 Division St
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Kennedy Elementary School serves 179 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Kennedy 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 10-14% (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 15-19% (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 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 179 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Kennedy Elementary School's student population of 179 students has declined by 24% over five school years.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 29% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
179 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
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School Rankings

Kennedy 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 Kennedy Elementary School is 0.50, 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
#2453 out of 3663 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
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
34%
27%
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Black
62%
17%
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White
2%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.50
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
3%
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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 Kennedy Elementary School's ranking?
Kennedy Elementary School is ranked #2453 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
How many students attend Kennedy Elementary School?
179 students attend Kennedy Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
62% of Kennedy Elementary School students are Black, 34% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are White, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Kennedy Elementary School?
Kennedy Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Kennedy Elementary School offer ?
Kennedy Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Kennedy Elementary School part of?
Kennedy Elementary School is part of Chicago Heights SD 170 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 179 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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