1419 E 89th St
Chicago, IL 60619
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Mcdowell Elementary School serves 149 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Mcdowell Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 149 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Mcdowell Elementary School's student population of 149 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
149 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
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School Rankings

Mcdowell Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Mcdowell Elementary School is 0.12, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#898 out of 3655 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
4%
27%
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Black
94%
17%
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White
1%
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
0.12
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
8%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 149 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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