Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet

  • Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet serves 587 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 16% (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 24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52%.

School Overview

  • Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet's student population of 587 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students587 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet is ranked within the bottom 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 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet is 0.10, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#2798 out of 3679 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet 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)
24%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet 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 Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
2%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
95%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
1%
48%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.100.67
This chart display the diversity score of Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pershing Elementary Humanities Magnet and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
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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