Palmer Elementary School

5051 N Kenneth Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Palmer Elementary School serves 804 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Palmer Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Palmer Elementary School's student population of 804 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students804 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Rankings

Palmer Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Palmer Elementary School is 0.67, 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
#1568 out of 3655 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
16%
5%
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Hispanic
47%
26%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
30%
48%
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Hawaiian
5%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.670.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
7%
3%
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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 Palmer Elementary School is Northside Learning Center (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Volta Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago Volta Elementary School Math: 17% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 897 students
    0.8 miles
    4950 N Avers Ave
    Chicago, IL 60625
    (773) 534-5080
    0.8 PK-8 897
  • Chicago Beaubien Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-8 | 1,096 student
    0.9 miles
    5025 N Laramie Ave
    Chicago, IL 60630
    (773) 534-3500
    0.9 PK-8 1,096
  • Chicago Aspira Charter - Haugan Campus Charter School
    Math: 7% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 425 students
    1.0 miles
    3729 W Leland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60625
    (773) 342-1509
    1 6-8 425
  • Chicago Belding Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 584 students
    1.0 miles
    4257 N Tripp Ave
    Chicago, IL 60641
    (773) 534-3590
    1 PK-8 584
  • Chicago Haugan Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 908 students
    1.0 miles
    4540 N Hamlin Ave
    Chicago, IL 60625
    (773) 534-5040
    1 PK-6 908

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