Peterson Elementary School

5510 N Christiana Av
Chicago, IL 60625
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
Peterson Elementary School serves 891 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Peterson Elementary 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 34% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Peterson Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Peterson Elementary School's student population of 891 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students891 students
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Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
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School Comparison

Peterson Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Peterson Elementary School is 0.72, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1772 out of 3672 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
26%
5%
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Hispanic
38%
26%
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Black
5%
17%
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White
27%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.720.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
11%
3%
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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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Peterson Elementary School is Northside College Preparatory High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Albany Park Multicultural Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Center (0.7 miles away)
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