Onahan Elementary School

  • Onahan Elementary School serves 637 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 49% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 49% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Onahan Elementary School's student population of 637 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students637 students
This chart display total students of Onahan Elementary School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Onahan Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Onahan Elementary School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Onahan Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Onahan Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Onahan Elementary School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. 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#451 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Onahan 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Onahan 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 Ratio21:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Onahan Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Onahan Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
29%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Onahan Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Onahan Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
66%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Onahan Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Onahan Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Onahan Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.480.67
This chart display the diversity score of Onahan Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Onahan 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 Onahan Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 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

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review Onahan Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Research shows that students of color face a disproportionate number of disciplinary actions in U.S. public schools. Learn about these disparities, as well as the policies that fuel them. Also learn about suggested measures to address this problem.
When asked to rank the quality of their child's school, most parents rated it a B average. And yet politicians would have you believe that the American public-school system is failing. How are America's public schools really doing, and how do we know?
The high school graduation rate is in a constant state of change and dropout rates affect more than the individual student. Read on to learn about factors influencing high school graduation rates and what schools can do to improve them.