North River Elementary School

  • North River Elementary School serves 323 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • North River Elementary School's student population of 323 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students323 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

  • North River Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of North River Elementary School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#2721 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of North River 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
91%
26%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
5%
49%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in North River Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.170.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in North River Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North River 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 SD 299 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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As a parent of three children attending this school, also nieces and a nephew who attend, this school is more than wonderful. My oldest is in the special ed program and is succeeding extremely well. The academics are challenging enough to keep them going. The faculty who work with the students are magnificent. They keep you up to date as a parent where your child stands. Since there is a small amount of students the classes are smaller and the teachers are able to give each student the individual attenction he or she may need. They grow an attachment and a bond that carries on through the rest of their school years. My children were transfered in North River about 3 to 4 years ago, and the experience has been great. A huge difference from the prior school they attended. The teachers, office staff, security guys, all know me and which kids I belong with when I walk in. It is a great feeling to know that everyone has a good idea who everyone else is. There is a secured feeling and a family oriented feeling when ever I visit the school, for whatever reason it may be. It is hard to find teachers that actually care for the students success, All the teachers at North River seek the success of their students.
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