Palmer Elementary School

5051 N Kenneth Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Palmer Elementary School serves 747 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Palmer 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 top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 747 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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 747 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
747 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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School Rankings

Palmer Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,663 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Palmer Elementary School is 0.68, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1865 out of 3663 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
17%
5%
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Hispanic
43%
27%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
34%
47%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
92%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
7%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Palmer 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.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Palmer Elementary School's ranking?
Palmer Elementary School is ranked #1865 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Palmer Elementary School often compared to?
Palmer Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Beaubien Elementary School, Farnsworth Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
16% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 31% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
How many students attend Palmer Elementary School?
747 students attend Palmer Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
43% of Palmer Elementary School students are Hispanic, 34% of students are White, 17% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Palmer Elementary School?
Palmer Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Palmer Elementary School offer ?
Palmer Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Palmer Elementary School part of?
Palmer Elementary School is part of City Of Chicago SD 299 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 747 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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