2815 S Komensky Ave
Chicago, IL 60623
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Whitney Elementary School serves 986 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Whitney 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 26% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Whitney Elementary School's student population of 986 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
986 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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School Rankings

Whitney Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Whitney 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.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2313 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
99%
26%
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Black
n/a
17%
White
1%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.02
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Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Whitney Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
2%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 986 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.02 (Btm 50%)

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