Peirce Elementary Intl Studies School

  • Peirce Elementary Intl Studies School serves 1,018 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 27% (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 38% (which is equal to the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Peirce Elementary Intl Studies 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52%.

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School Overview

  • Peirce Elementary Intl Studies School's student population of 1,018 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 56 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students1,018 students
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Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Peirce Elementary Intl Studies School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,679 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Peirce Elementary Intl Studies School is 0.66, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1680 out of 3679 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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Asian
7%
5%
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Hispanic
49%
26%
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Black
11%
17%
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White
29%
48%
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Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.660.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
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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

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This is our first year and Pierce where we have a child in Kindergarten. We have been quite happy. We are involved in both the Parent Teach Organization and the Local School Council. We live out of the neighborhood and applied to be admitted to Peirce. Our daughter looks forward to attending class daily and the teachers we have interacted with have been helpful and show a great deal of concern for the children. The school has been enjoying increasing test scores year to year, and in our opinion, is focused on maintaining that upward trend. We have another child entering pre-school at Peirce next year and we plan to remain involved. We expect to see continued community involvement and look forward to seeing new parents join as well as the continued involvement of many long term parents.
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