Mcdowell Elementary School serves 117 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Mcdowell Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (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 ≤20% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 117 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in IL
- Math Proficiency: ≤20% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: ≤20% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education
Mcdowell Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Mcdowell Elementary School's student population of 117 students has declined by 31% over five school years.
The teacher population of 10 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Mcdowell 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 Mcdowell Elementary School is 0.10, 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
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2051 out of 3663 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Mcdowell Elementary School's ranking?
Mcdowell Elementary School is ranked #2051 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Mcdowell Elementary School often compared to?
Mcdowell Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Earhart Elementary Opt For Knowl School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while ≤20% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
How many students attend Mcdowell Elementary School?
117 students attend Mcdowell Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
95% of Mcdowell Elementary School students are Black, and 5% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mcdowell Elementary School?
Mcdowell Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Mcdowell Elementary School offer ?
Mcdowell Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Mcdowell Elementary School part of?
Mcdowell Elementary School is part of City Of Chicago SD 299 School District.
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