Sward Elementary School

  • Sward Elementary School serves 451 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 53% (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 57% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Sward Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Sward Elementary School's student population of 451 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students451 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Sward Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Sward Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Sward Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sward Elementary School is 0.53, 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#431 out of 3679 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sward 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)
57%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sward 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 Ratio16:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Sward Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Sward Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
28%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Sward Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
5%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Sward Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
63%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Sward Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Sward Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sward Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.530.67
This chart display the diversity score of Sward Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sward 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 Lunch
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sward Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOak Lawn-Hometown SD 123 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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