Thorp J N Elementary School

8914 S Buffalo Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Thorp J N Elementary School serves 320 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Thorp J N 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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (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 10-14% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Thorp J N Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Thorp J N Elementary School's student population of 320 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students320 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

Thorp J N Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 Thorp J N Elementary School is 0.37, 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
#3298 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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5%
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Hispanic
21%
26%
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Black
77%
17%
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White
1%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.370.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
35%
27%
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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 Thorp J N Elementary School is Bowen High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Learn Chtr - South Chicago Campus (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago Learn Chtr - South Chicago Campus Charter School
    Math: 22% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 459 students
    0.0 miles
    8914 S Buffalo Ave
    Chicago, IL 60617
    (773) 722-8577
    0 K-8 459
  • Chicago Mireles Elementary Academy Math: 9% | Reading: 14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 540 students
    0.4 miles
    9000 S Exchange Ave
    Chicago, IL 60617
    (773) 535-6360
    0.4 PK-8 540
  • Chicago Bowen High School Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 294 students
    0.7 miles
    2710 E 89th St
    Chicago, IL 60617
    (773) 535-7650
    0.7 9-12 294
  • Chicago Noble Street Chtr-baker Campus Charter School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 365 students
    0.7 miles
    2710 E 89th St
    Chicago, IL 60617
    (773) 535-6340
    0.7 9-12 365
  • Chicago Sullivan Elementary School Math: 9% | Reading: 15%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 513 students
    0.7 miles
    8331 S Mackinaw Ave
    Chicago, IL 60617
    (773) 535-6585
    0.7 PK-8 513

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