Pennoyer Elementary School

4.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
5200 N Cumberland
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Pennoyer Elementary School serves 428 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Pennoyer Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Pennoyer Elementary School's student population of 428 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students428 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

Pennoyer Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Pennoyer Elementary School is 0.43, 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
#1011 out of 3672 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
8%
5%
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Hispanic
15%
26%
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Black
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17%
White
74%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.430.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePennoyer 79 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Pennoyer Elementary School is Ridgewood Community High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Dirksen Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
3  
Hi, I would like to write this review as someone who Has attended this school in the last 2 years. First I would like to get started on the actual building. Now recently Pennoyer has been dealing with money problems, due to the referendum of 2018 not passing. Many of the classrooms do not have floors and many of the ceilings are not filled, I have heard that this is trying to be fixed with the money they can put together. Final thoughts, the building is not 21st century learning ready. My next point will be the teachers and staff, which I overall enjoy. You can tell the teachers put more than their all into everything they do, yes there are some teachers style that I do not enjoy overall. However, most of the time if you put effort into your education they can be enjoyable. Next, I will talk about their activities, after school and what not. Now this school tries it''s best with the clubs most of the time though, it''s the teachers who put together the artistic clubs. The sports are apart of a different company that causes the students to pay about $100 to join most sports. Finally to sum it up, this school is and isn''t as bad as everyone makes it. Depending on your interests, it can be enjoyable. That doesn''t mean that there isn''t work to do. For me it was the students who made my experience a bit hard, but I can''t blame that on the school. The school does have to fix some structure parts of it, most of it is out of their control sadly.
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I went to this school from 1973-1977When Dr. Fenelli was the superintendentIt had the best teachers and it was a great school.Thank you Pennoyer
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