Ray Elementary School

  • Ray Elementary School serves 702 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 37% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 36% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Ray Elementary School's student population of 702 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students702 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ray Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ray Elementary School is 0.57, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#1140 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ray Elementary School 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)
36%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ray Elementary School 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 Ratio18:116:1
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Asian
6%
5%
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Hispanic
8%
26%
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Black
63%
17%
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White
17%
49%
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Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ray Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.570.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Ray Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ray Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity of Chicago SD 299 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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I transferred my child from this school. The classes size was an average 34 students. My Childs teacher was overwhelmed and was not an effective teacher. Grading was inaccurate, errors made, and the academic programs were mediocre at best. The schools ISAT testing reflects there lack of success. The extracurricular activities are run by anyone who volunteer, whether or not the person is experienced or knowledgeable. Extremely dissapointed with the teaching staff and there lack of encouragement toward the students. Not a good environment for my child. Please interview your Childs teacher, learn about the class size and be very visible at the school.
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