Mckay Elementary School

6901 S Fairfield Ave
Chicago, IL 60629
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 638 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, Mckay Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 8% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 30%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
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 (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 638 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50% in IL
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Mckay Elementary School's student population of 638 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
638 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

Mckay Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,426 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Mckay Elementary School is 0.41, 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.
This School
State Level (IL)
#2867 out of 3426 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Mckay Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
(20-21)
≤10%
28%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mckay Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
8%
30%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mckay Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
15-19%
50%
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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5%
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Hispanic
27%
27%
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Black
72%
17%
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White
1%
47%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
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4%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.41
This chart display the diversity score of Mckay Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Mckay Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
33%
27%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mckay 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.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mckay Elementary School's ranking?
Mckay Elementary School is ranked #2867 out of 3,426 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Mckay Elementary School often compared to?
Mckay Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Tarkington Elementary School, Green W Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤10% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 8% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% IL state average).
How many students attend Mckay Elementary School?
638 students attend Mckay Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
72% of Mckay Elementary School students are Black, 27% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mckay Elementary School?
Mckay Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Mckay Elementary School offer ?
Mckay Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Mckay Elementary School part of?
Mckay Elementary School is part of City Of Chicago SD 299 School District.
In what neighborhood is Mckay Elementary School located?
Mckay Elementary School is located in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood of Chicago, IL. There are 10 other public schools located in Chicago Lawn.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 638 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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