Peterson Elementary School serves 889 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Peterson 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 bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (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 22% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-8
- Enrollment: 889 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
- Minority Enrollment: 71%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in IL
- Math Proficiency: 13% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 22% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education
Peterson Elementary School's student population of 889 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 24% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Peterson 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 Peterson Elementary School is 0.74, which is more 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2226 out of 3663 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Peterson Elementary School's ranking?
Peterson Elementary School is ranked #2226 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
13% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 22% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
How many students attend Peterson Elementary School?
889 students attend Peterson Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
36% of Peterson Elementary School students are Hispanic, 29% of students are White, 21% of students are Asian, 9% of students are Black, and 5% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Peterson Elementary School?
Peterson Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Peterson Elementary School offer ?
Peterson Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Peterson Elementary School part of?
Peterson Elementary School is part of City Of Chicago SD 299 School District.
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