Southwest Elementary School

9900 S Central Park
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Southwest Elementary School serves 317 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (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 70-74% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Southwest Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Southwest Elementary School's student population of 317 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students317 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

Southwest Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% 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 Southwest Elementary School is 0.39, 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
#150 out of 3672 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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5%
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Hispanic
10%
26%
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Black
9%
17%
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White
77%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.390.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEvergreen Park ESD 124 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Southwest Elementary School is Evergreen Park High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Central Middle School (0.8 miles away)
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