Mcpherson Elementary School

4728 N Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Mcpherson Elementary School serves 692 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Mcpherson 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Mcpherson Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Mcpherson Elementary School's student population of 692 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students692 students
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Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

Mcpherson Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Mcpherson Elementary School is 0.37, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2387 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
79%
26%
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Black
5%
17%
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White
9%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.370.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mcpherson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity Of Chicago 299 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Mcpherson Elementary School is Amundsen High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Ravenswood Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago Amundsen High School Math: 33% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,227 student
    0.5 miles
    5110 N Damen Ave
    Chicago, IL 60625
    (773) 534-2320
    0.5 9-12 1,227
  • Chicago Ravenswood Elementary School Math: 48% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-8 | 547 students
    0.6 miles
    4332 N Paulina St
    Chicago, IL 60613
    (773) 534-5525
    0.6 PK-8 547
  • Chicago Chappell Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-8 | 572 students
    0.7 miles
    2135 W Foster Ave
    Chicago, IL 60625
    (773) 534-2390
    0.7 PK-8 572
  • Chicago Courtenay Elementary Language Arts Center Magnet School
    Math: 11% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 400 students
    0.7 miles
    4420 N Beacon St
    Chicago, IL 60640
    (773) 534-5790
    0.7 PK-8 400
  • Chicago Waters Elementary School Math: 47% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-8 | 626 students
    0.8 miles
    4540 N Campbell Ave
    Chicago, IL 60625
    (773) 534-5090
    0.8 K-8 626

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