Sutherland Elementary School

3.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
10015 S Leavitt St
Chicago, IL 60643
(School attendance zone shown in map)
  • Sutherland Elementary School serves 608 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 19% (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 35% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Sutherland 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 top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Sutherland Elementary School's student population of 608 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 36% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students608 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sutherland Elementary School 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 25:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sutherland Elementary School is 0.52, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#2223 out of 3679 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:116:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
6%
26%
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Black
62%
17%
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White
31%
49%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.520.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sutherland 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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School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Sutherland is on the mend after a tumultuous past few years. The new principal inherited a school in disarray and a community strongly divided over the previous principal's departure. After a rocky start with the new administration, Sutherland's instruction and academic performance is back on track. My students had a rich array of interdisciplinary projects, activities, and field trips this year. They enjoyed music, dance, French, art, gym, and design/library classes. They had accelerated math and reading instruction. My children were happy with their teachers and the instructional environment at the school. They have good friends and plenty of opportunities to play sports and participate in school clubs. As a neighborhood resident for nearly two decades, I highly recommend this public school.
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The new administration is a reflection of the lsc members who selected them. Smoke and mirrors...inflated sense of self...little if any real knowledge .....way too much opinion and does what they want regardless of what is best for the students. The school is going downhill with nothing to offer the younger students and little regard for instruction at any level. Very sad if allowed to continue. People are leaving already and will continue to do so in large numbers.
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2  
The lower grades don't receive gym of French. Gym was sacrificed for the upper grades to socialize at lunch. The new administration is doing poorly.
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