Wacker Elementary School

9746 S Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60643
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 223 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, Wacker Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 30%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 14:1.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 223 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • : Bottom 50% in IL
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Wacker Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

Wacker Elementary School's student population of 223 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
223 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Wacker Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,426 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Wacker Elementary School is 0.02, 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.
This School
State Level (IL)
#2690 out of 3426 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Wacker Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
(20-21)
≤10%
28%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wacker 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 2020-21 school year data.
10-14%
30%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wacker 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 2021-22 school year data.
20-29%
50%
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Wacker Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
1%
27%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Wacker Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
99%
17%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Wacker Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
n/a
47%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Wacker Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Illinois.
0.02
This chart displays the diversity score of Wacker Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
43%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Wacker Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
37%
27%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wacker Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Wacker Elementary School's ranking?
Wacker Elementary School is ranked #2690 out of 3,426 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Wacker Elementary School often compared to?
Wacker Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Devonshire Elementary School, Dr Ml King Jr Literary & Fine Arts School, Gillespie Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤10% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% IL state average).
How many students attend Wacker Elementary School?
223 students attend Wacker Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
99% of Wacker Elementary School students are Black, and 1% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Wacker Elementary School?
Wacker Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Wacker Elementary School offer ?
Wacker Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Wacker Elementary School part of?
Wacker Elementary School is part of City Of Chicago SD 299 School District.
In what neighborhood is Wacker Elementary School located?
Wacker Elementary School is located in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Chicago, IL. There are 10 other public schools located in Washington Heights.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 223 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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