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Education

PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN GREATER CHATHAM

Greater Chatham has long been known for its excellent public schools. Greater Chatham boasts having 30 elementary schools. They serve students who are in grades PK-8. Not surprisingly, a number of these schools rank among the top percentiles when using the School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP). In fact, on the scale of five rankings, (1+, 1, 2+, 2, 3) where 1+ is the best and 3 is the lowest, 56% of the schools in the Greater Chatham area scored a 1 or better. What’s more, eight or 26% of the schools managed to score 1+ or better.

Of the total 30 public elementary schools: ten or 33% are in Auburn Gresham, nine or 30% are in Chatham, eight or 26% are in Greater Grand Crossing, and three or 10% are in Avalon Park. There are five types of schools: 24 or 89% are Attendance Area schools, three or 10% are charter schools, two or 6% are magnet schools, and one or 3% is a Classical School.

The below key reveals both well-known and some hidden metrics. Unlike a lot of other school rating systems, this one includes school mobility rates.

Student mobility refers to the rate at which students transfer out of their school into another between the beginning of the school year and its end. Chicago average mobility rate is about 18%. Reasons why students transfer out range from class failure, expulsion, and even transferring to schools in a different town or state. And as one might assume, highly mobile school populations tend to fair worse than their more static peers. Because SQRP ratings are created from a composite of school climate survey results, growth, and attainment scores, this scale is a more accurate measure of a

 

school’s overall performance.

For the 2015-2016 academic year, the City of Chicago’s average attendance rate was 93.4%. If the student has been absent from the school a considerable amount of the semester or has a disability at the time of testing, their scores are disregarded for accuracy.

Below you will find the available schools listed by neighborhood.

 

AVALON PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Avalon Park has two Attendance Area schools and one charter school.

Avalon Park has three schools: two or 66% are Attendance Area schools (Avalon Park and Caldwell) and one or 34% is a technology charter school (Chicago International Charter School). Two or 66% of these schools are SQRP-1 rated (Chicago International Charter School and Avalon Park), and one or 34% of the schools have achieved the highest possible ranking of SQRP-1+ (Caldwell).

In Avalon Park, there are two small schools and one large elementary school.

Both Caldwell and Avalon Park are small schools with <225 students, while the Chicago International Charter School is a large school with <500 students.

One school has an extremely low mobility rate and the other two have very high student population rates.

 

Caldwell and Avalon Park both have high population turnover rates—36% and 53%, respectively. Caldwell’s turnover rate is twice the Chicago average, while Avalon Park’s turnover rate is nearly three times the Chicago average. In contrast, the Chicago International Charter School has a stable population with an extremely low turnover rate of just 9%.

All of the schools have a supermajority of African-American students. Most students received free and reduced lunch and have above average attendance. A supermajority of the students at Caldwell and Avalon Park are African-American, receive free/reduced lunch, and have more than 94% attendance. The Chicago International Charter School has not yet released data on free/reduced lunch, but they report that 92% of their students are low income, and have an attendance rate of 95.6%.

The following are individual summaries of the three elementary schools in Avalon Park.

 

CALDWELL/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Caldwell is situated at 8546 S Cregier Ave, 60617 in the Avalon Park area. Since 2012, Caldwell has shown yearly improvements in their test scores and SQRP, and pride themselves on being a public school of academic excellence and achievement. They also have a very prominent service culture, noted by their yearly and regular work with the Helping Hands Committee and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

With a mobility rate of nearly 37%, Caldwell’s turnover is roughly twice that of the Chicago citywide average. This makes Caldwell’s extremely high SQRP score of 1+ even more impressive in context: while many schools with higher turnover suffer, Caldwell has managed to thrive academically and improve their test scores every year. Given its somewhat high turnover rate, Caldwell’s SQRP-1+ status is an extraordinary achievement that signifies strong school leadership.

  • SQRP: 1+
  • School population: 276
  • Mobility rate: 36.80%
  • Attendance: 94.70%
  • Number of Counselors: 1
  • Demographic: 98.4% black, .4% Hispanic, .4% white, .4% other
  • Gender: 53% male, 47% female
  • Free/reduced: 93%

 

AVALON PARK/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Avalon Park is located at 8024 S Kenwood Ave, 60619. Despite having the highest mobility score of all the schools, Avalon maintains good test scores and is in good academic standing. This high number could be due to districting and high rates of transfer students as opposed to academic failure or disciplinary actions. Their SQRP is a solid 1.

  • SQRP: 1
  • School population: 279
  • Mobility rate: 53.2%
  • Attendance: 95.40%
  • Number of Counselors: 2
  • Demographic: 98% black, 0.7% white, and 0.7% other
  • Gender: 51% male, 49% female
  • Free/reduced: 94%

 

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOL/ CHARTER SCHOOL/ GRADES K-8

CICS Avalon/South Shore is a charter school that places a high emphasis on students’ character development and moral integrity. The school succeeds not only in creating well-rounded students, but also academics, and was commended for such by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2014. And to top it all off, there are no Attendance boundaries.

  • SQRP: 2+
  • Mobility Rate: 9.2%
  • School population: 470
  • Demographic: 98.3% Black, 1.1% Hispanic, .2% Asian, 0% White, .4% Other

 

AUBURN GRESHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Auburn Gresham has nine Attendance Area Schools and one Charter School.

Auburn Gresham has ten public schools: nine or 90% Attendance Area schools (Barton, Cook, Cuffe, Foster Park, Gresham, Jackson, Joplin, Oglesby, and Ryder) and one or 10% is a Charter school (Learn-Perkins).

There are no small schools in Auburn Gresham. There are nine mid-sized schools (Barton, Cook, Cuffe, Foster Park, Gresham, Jackson, Joplin, Oglesby, and Ryder) with 300-425 students. There is one large school (Learn-Perkins) with almost 500 students.

There are six or 60% of Auburn Gresham schools are rated SQRP-1+ and SQRP-1 schools.

Of these schools, three are SQRP-1+ rated (Cuffe, Gresham, and Joplin), three are SQRP-1 rated (Jackson, Learn-Perkins, and Ryder), one is SQRP-2+ rated (Foster Park), and three are SQRP-2 rated (Barton, Cook, and Oglesby).

The majority of Auburn Gresham schools, eight or 80% have student mobility rates between 30-50%.

Two of the schools in Auburn Gresham have very stable populations: Learn-Perkins and Cuffe. Notably, Learn-Perkins Charter School has an extremely low turnover rate of just 4%, which is significantly less than the Chicago citywide average of 18%. Cuffe also enjoys a stable student population with a turnover rate of just 17%, which is consistent with the city-wide average mobility rate. The remaining eight schools (Barton, Cook, Foster Park, Gresham, Jackson, Joplin, Oglesby, and Ryder) have relatively high turnover rates—between 29%-44%, or one and one-half to two and one-half the Chicago citywide average of 18%.

A supermajority of students are African-American, receive free and reduced lunch, and have above average attendance. Only one school, Jackson, had a 91.5% attendance, which is below the Chicago attendance average of 93.4%.

The following are individual summaries of the elementary schools in Auburn Gresham.

 

BARTON/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

The building located at 7650 S Wolcott Ave, 60620 in the Auburn Gresham area holds Barton Elementary. Barton is a public school in good academic standing and shows slightly higher levels of diversity compared to the other schools in the area.

  • SQRP: 2
  • School population: 447
  • Mobility Rate: 30.40%
  • Attendance: 94.20%
  • Number of Counselors: 3
  • Demographic 94.6% black, 2.6% Hispanic, 0.8% white and 2.1% other
  • Gender: 55% male and 45% female
  • Free/reduced: 92%

 

COOK/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Auburn Gresham holds Cook at 8150 S Bishop St, 60620. They offer kindergarten and pre-k the entire day. They have a strong culture focused on meeting every student’s academic needs, and 98% of the teachers are tenured for longer than 3 years. Note that Cook’s 42.4% mobility rate is roughly twice that of the Chicago Citywide average.

  • SQRP: 2
  • School population: 375
  • Mobility rate: 42.20%
  • Attendance: 93.50%
  • Number of Counselors:1
  • Demographic: 97.3% black, 1.9% Hispanic, 0.3% white, and 5% other
  • Gender: 52% female and 48% male
  • Free/reduced: 97%

 

CUFFE/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Cuffe Elementary can be found at 8324 S Racine Ave, 60620. Cuffe is a level 1 public school, that sports a mobility rate that is slightly lower than the average rate for Chicago schools. Being a public school, Cuffe is accessible to all potential students in the community. It should also be noted that even though its score at the time of the research is 1+, Cuffe’s growth as a school continued to show positive trends before and after the data was collected.

  • SQRP: 1+
  • School Population: 371
  • Mobility rate: 17.60%
  • Attendance: 94.70%
  • Number of Councilors: 2
  • Demographic: 97.8% black and 2.2% Hispanic
  • Gender: 52% female and 48% male
  • Free/reduced: 94%

 

FOSTER PARK/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES K-8

Plot firmly in the Chatham neighborhood located at 8530 S Wood St, 60620, Foster park strives to focus on developing 21st century and technological skills to mold their students with an eye for innovation. At 381 students, they are a pretty small school with low misconduct and disciplinary numbers.

  • SQRP: 2+
  • School population: 381
  • Mobility rate: 31.90%
  • Attendance: 95.50%
  • Number of Counselors: 1
  • Demographic: 95.6% black, 3.3% Hispanic, and 0.3% Asian
  • Gender: 53% male and 47% female
  • Free/reduced: 96%

 

GRESHAM/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Gresham is a small school hosting only 336 students, with a proportionately small number of teachers. The students outnumber the staff 22:1 here. It is addressed as 8524 S Green St, 60620, located in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

  • SQRP: 1+
  • School population: 336
  • Mobility Rate: 29.40%
  • Attendance: 96%
  • Number of Counselors: 2
  • Demographic: 97.5% black and 2.5% Hispanic
  • Gender: 53% female and 47% male
  • Free/reduced: 99%

 

JACKSON M/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Short for Mahalia Jackson Elementary, Jackson M is located at 917 W 88th St, 60620 in Auburn Gresham. Jackson M has a lot of prominent after-school programs as well as some significantly modified curriculum through the Intensive Supports Program for students who have different levels abilities and experiences. Jackson also has the largest number of counselors by a long shot. Mahalia’s six is twice the next highest school!

  • SQRP: 1
  • School Population: 331
  • Mobility rate: 31.80%
  • Attendance: 91.49%
  • Number of Counselors: 6
  • Demographic: 98% black, 1.1% Hispanic, and 0.9% other
  • Gender: 53% male and 47% female
  • Free/reduced: 98%

 

JOPLIN/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Joplin places a huge emphasis on the development of the students writing skills early on in all content fields. It integrates students learning with technology. This is reflected in their budget in which they allocate funds to purchase new computer labs and smart boards for the students. It is located in Auburn Gresham at 7931 S Honore St, 60620.

  • SQRP: 1+
  • School Population: 414
  • Mobility Rate: 38.10%
  • Attendance: 95.10%
  • Number of Counselors: 1
  • Demographic: 98.5% black, .5% Asian, 5% Hispanic and .5% other
  • Gender: 51% female and 49% male
  • Free/reduced: 98%

 

LEARN-PERKINS/ CHARTER SCHOOL/ GRADES K-8

Perkins is located at 1700 W 83rd St, 60620. They`re part of a network of LEARN charter schools around the country. Perkins focuses on preparing your children for college early on with challenging and accelerated material while placing an emphasis on individual growth and development.

  • SQRP: 1
  • School population: 499
  • Mobility rate: 4%
  • Demographic: 98.2% black and 1.8% Hispanic
  • Reduced: 85.5%

 

OGLESBY/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Oglesby uses a mix of Montessori and traditional classrooms to educate their students. Montessori education is more informal, and while this system is structured to teach certain points, the student has the autonomy to really choose what they are learning, narrow down their goals and interests as well as shape their own outcomes. Oglesby is in the Auburn Gresham located at 7646 S Green St, 60620. The school administrators have a strong relationship with the Youth Guidance afterschool program.

  • SQRP:2
  • School population: 464
  • Mobility rate: 44.40%
  • Attendance: 96.20%
  • Number of Counselors: 1
  • Demographic: 99.8% black, and 0.2% other
  • Gender: 52% female and 48% male
  • Free/reduced: 99%

 

RYDER/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Ryder’s address is 8716 S Wallace St, 60620. This Auburn Gresham School really values structure. With focuses on holistic learning, leadership opportunities, and modeling good character, it’s no wonder they only had four suspensions in one year.  With only 406 students; that’s less than a 1% suspension rate!

Ryder’s mobility rate is at 33%, slightly less than twice the Chicago citywide average. Despite this fact, Ryder’s academic performance is quite high, and it enjoys low incidences of behavioral/disciplinary problems like in-school suspensions. Ryder’s staff are to be commended for leveraging their resources to achieve the best possible outcomes.

  • SQRP: 1
  • School population: 406
  • Mobility Rate: 33.10%
  • Attendance: 96.20%
  • Number of Counselors: 2
  • Demographic: 99.7% black and .3% other
  • Gender: 55% male and 45% female
  • Free/reduced: 97%

 

CHATHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Chatham has the most diverse mix of elementary schools. Its nine schools are comprised of Attendance Area, Magnet, and Classical Schools. Chatham has six or 66% are Attendance Area Schools (Ashe, Dixon, Neil, Pirie, Ruggles, and Westcott), two or 22% are Magnet Schools (Burnside and Lenart) and one or 9% is a Classical (McDade).

There are six or 66% of Chatham schools are rated SQRP-1+ and SQRP-1 schools.

There are two SQRP-1+ rated schools (Lenart and McDade), four SQRP 1 rated schools (Burnside, Dixon, Pirie, and Ruggles), one SQRP 2+ school (Ashe) and one SQRP 2 school (Westcott).

Chatham has diverse school sizes: five small schools, two mid-sized schools, and two large schools. McDade has the smallest school with 193 students. There are four smaller schools that have 250-299 students (Ashe, Lenart, Neil, and Pirie); two schools mid-size schools that have 400-425 students (Ruggles and Westcott); and two large schools with >500 students (Burnside and Dixon).

Five schools have very stable populations. One school has one of the highest mobility rates in Greater Chatham. Two schools have very low mobility rates of 0-3% (Lenart and McDade) and three have lower than average mobility rates of 10-13% (Burnside, Dixon, and Neil.). Three schools (Pirie, Ruggles, and Westcott) have mobility rates of 22-27%, which are higher than the City of Chicago average of 18%. One school (Ashe) has the highest mobility rate in Chatham- at 50.7%, it is almost three times the Chicago average.

Two schools are economically diverse.  One school had the greatest racial diversity. All but two schools had a free and reduced lunch population of 90-99%. The two exceptions are Lenart, the magnet school, and McDade, the Classical school, which have 40-46% free and reduced lunch populations. All but one school had >89% African-American population. Lenart has a 60% black population.

Six schools had attendance higher than the Chicago average. Attendance ranged from a high of 95% for six schools (Dixon, Lenart, McDade, Neil, Ruggles, and Westcott) and a low of 90% for two schools (Ashe and McDade). The average Chicago Public School attendance rate is 93%.

The below are individual summaries of the nine public schools in Chatham.

 

ASHE/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES K-8

Ashe is a neighborhood school in Chatham with numerous in-house programs to promote good learning habits and character traits. One, Achieve 3000 is an “in-house” reading program designed to aid struggling students. They also have a girls group Phenomenal Ladies to encourage positive perspectives for its members. Ashe is located at 8505 S Ingleside Ave, 60619. Unfortunately, Ashe has the highest mobility rate in Chatham- which is 50.7%, which is almost three times the Chicago average.

  • SQRP: 2+
  • School population: 285
  • Mobility rate: 50.70%
  • Attendance: 90.40%
  • Number of Counselors: 4
  • Demographic: 97.7% black and 2.3% Hispanics
  • Gender: 51% female and 49% male

 

BURNSIDE/ MAGNET SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Burnside is located at 650 E 91st Pl, 60619. It is another large school with over 500 students. And like Dixon, the fact that they are well below the average mobility rate for Chicago is an achievement in of itself. Burnside is a magnet school focusing on the mathematical, scientific, and technological fields. They have a solid level 1 SQRP and despite their large student population, 98.3% of the students are of African American descent.

  • SQRP: 1
  • School population: 513
  • Mobility Rate: 12.60%
  • Attendance: 96%
  • Number of Councilors: 1
  • Demographic: 98% black, 2% Hispanic
  • Gender: 50% male and 50% female
  • Free/reduced: 89%

 

DIXON/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Dixon, the second largest school by population, is also located in Chatham at 8306 S Saint Lawrence Ave, 60619. Dixon is an attendance area school, meaning the population consists of students who live in the school’s district. Dixon has a school rating of 1+ as well a solidly low mobility rate of 11.60%. In fact, in 2016 ChicagoMag ranked Dixon at 4th out of the 15 top schools in Chicago.

  • SQRP: 1+
  • School population: 586
  • Mobility rate: 11.60%
  • Attendance: 96%
  • Number of Councilors: 3
  • Demographic: 98.9% black and 1.1% Hispanic
  • Gender: 54% male and 46% female
  • Free/reduced: 90%

 

LENART ELEMENTARY/ MAGNET GIFTED SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Lenart Elementary, located at 8101 S Lasalle St, 60620, is nestled snugly in the West Chatham community. Lenart has an SQRP rating of 1+ and an astonishingly low mobility rate of 2.70%. Since the Chicago average mobility rate is about 18%, it is clear that Lenart is among the best available schools in the city.

Despite its small population size, relative to the other schools in the area, Lenart has an incredibly diverse pool of students. Noted as a school for the gifted, Lenart is ranked 6th overall among all 419 ranked schools in the city of Chicago.

  • SQRP: 1+
  • School population: 289
  • Mobility rate: 2.70%
  • Attendance: 97.20%
  • Number of Councilors: 3
  • Demographic: 60% black, 16.1% Asian, 4.9% Hispanic, 13.7% white and 4.9% other
  • Gender: 57.9% female and 42.1% male
  • Free/reduced: 40.8%

 

MCDADE/ CLASSICAL SCHOOL / GRADES K-6

McDade is placed in the Chatham community at 8801 S Indiana Ave 60619. They’re a school for the gifted with an entirely accelerated curriculum. They also have partnerships with Chicago State University and DePaul University. It is also notable that their mobility rate is 0% according to CPS.

  • SQRP: 1+
  • School population: 193
  • Mobility rate: 0%
  • Attendance: 98.8%
  • Number of Counselors: 1
  • Demographic: 89.6% black, 3.1% Asian, 1% Hispanic, 1.6% white and 4.7% other
  • Gender: 51% female and 49% male
  • Free/reduced: 46%

 

NEIL/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Neil elementary school is also situated in Chatham at 8555 S Michigan Ave, 60619. Neil doesn’t have an SQRP rating, but it has the second lowest mobility rate for Attendance Area schools in the Greater Chatham area at 10.30%. This is a good cut under the average which is 18%. The most probable reason that it hasn’t been given an SQRP rating is due to its large percentage of students with special needs. The stable student population, high number of counselors, and history of specializing education towards diverse learners, this school is able to provide students with support that might not necessarily be available elsewhere.

  • School population: 284
  • Mobility rate: 10.30%
  • Attendance: 90.60%
  • Number of Councilors: 3
  • Demographic: 98% black and 2% Hispanic
  • Gender: 58% male and 42% female
  • Free/reduced: 94%

 

RUGGLES/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Ruggles is also in the Chatham area. Its address is 7831 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL, 60619. An average size school with 415 students, they also boast a mobility rate close to the city average. Despite their large student population, they only have one counselor. This coincides with their student to teacher ratio, which is 17:1. This is a bit higher than the Chicago average of 15:1.

  • SQRP:1
  • School population: 415
  • Mobility rate: 23.30%
  • Attendance: 96.1p%
  • Number of counselors: 1
  • Demographic: 98% black, 1.3% Hispanic, 0.7% other
  • Gender: 52% male and 48% female
  • Free/reduced: 99%

 

PIRIE/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-6

Pirie is another Chatham Area public school. Located at 650 E 85th St, 60619, Pirie only provides education for grades PK-6. Their mobility rates were about 22.50%. This is a few points above the average, however; this is not too concerning given that elementary school students tend to have higher mobility rates than their middle and high school companions. Pirie also emphasizes the arts in its curriculum, giving students the opportunity to participate in programs such as chorus, cheer, and drumline.

  • SQRP:1
  • School population: 267
  • Mobility rate: 22.5%
  • Attendance:
  • Demographic: 97.4% black, 0.7% Hispanic, 0.4% white and 1.5% other
  • Gender: 54% female and 46% male
  • Free/reduced: 90%

 

WESTCOTT/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

With around 400 students Westcott is a medium size school. Another Chatham area school, Westcott can be found at 409 W 80th St, 60620. Westcott also has a small number of reported suspensions (only 2%). If the name rings a bell, you might just have heard of the up and coming school in the news when local celebrity and philanthropist Chance the Rapper donated $10,000 towards math, reading, dance, and theater programming.

  • SQRP: 2
  • School population: 408
  • Mobility Rate: 26.90%
  • Attendance: 94.60%
  • Number of Counselors: 3
  • Demographic: 7% black, 1% Hispanic and 0.3% other
  • Gender: 51% female and 49% male
  • Free/reduced: 98%

 

GREATER GRAND CROSSING PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Grand Crossing has eight Attendance Area schools and one charter school.

Of these schools two are SQRP-1 rated (Brownell and Park Manor); two are SQRP-2+ rated schools (Dulles, Harvard), and three are SQRP-2 (Deneen, Revere, and Tanner).

There are two small, three mid-sized, and three large schools.

There are two small schools that have <225 students (Brownell and Revere); three mid-sized schools with 300-425 students (Harvard, Park Manor, and Tanner); and three large schools with >500 students (Deneen, Dulles, and Shabazz).

One school has a stable population. The other seven schools have high and very high population turnover rates.

Shabazz had the most stable population with an 18% mobility rate, which is in line with the Chicago average mobility rate of 18%.  Brownell and Deneen had higher mobility rates between 26-29%. Dulles and Revere have mobility rates of 34-38%, which is almost twice the Chicago average. Three schools had excessive mobility rates of 40-45%– Harvard, Park Manor, and Tanner.

A supermajority of students are African-American, receive free and reduced lunch and have above average attendance.

All but one school, Shabazz, had a free and reduced lunch population of 92-99%. Shabazz is more economically diverse with its 64% free and reduced lunch population. All of the schools had >95% African-American population. Attendance ranged from a high of 95% for six schools (Brownell, Deneen, Dulles, Harvard and Park Manor) and a low of 91-92% for two schools (Shabazz and Tanner). The average Chicago Public School attendance rate is 93%.

The below are individual summaries of the nine public schools in Greater Grand Crossing.

 

BETTY SHABAZZ/ CHARTER SCHOOL/ GRADES K-8

Located at 7823 S Ellis Avenue Chicago, IL  60619-3213, Betty Shabazz is a free, international, specifically afro-centric charter school. In 2005 they also began offering their services to high-school students.

  • Mobility rate: 18.1%
  • Population: 654 (including high school)
  • Attendance: 92%
  • Demographic: 99.7% black and 0.3% Hispanic
  • Free/reduced: 64%

 

BROWNELL/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Brownell sits at 6741 S Michigan Ave, 60637, in the middle of the Grand Crossing Community. With only 206 students it is certainly the smallest school in the area. Their petite size allows the staff to spend more time working with students individually to meet their specific needs. Their implementation of this approach seems to work as they are also in good academic standing and an SQRP rating of 1 despite their above-average mobility rate of 29.7%.

  • SQRP: 1
  • School population: 206
  • Mobility Rate: 29.7%
  • Attendance: 95.2%
  • Number of Counselors: 1
  • Demographic: 96.5% black, 2.5% Hispanic, 0.5% white, and 0.5% other
  • Gender: 57% male and 43% female
  • Free/reduced: 98%

 

DENEEN/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Deneen sits in the Greater Grand Crossing area, located at 7240 S Wabash Ave, 60619. With a relatively large population of 564, Deneen does a good job of keeping its reported number of misconducts and suspensions low. One would suspect that gets more difficult with a larger school but only 3% of Deneen’s entire school population received serious disciplinary action (suspension, in school suspension and expulsion). That’s only 19 trips to the office for a whole year!

  • SQRP: 2
  • School Population: 564
  • Mobility rate: 26.7%
  • Attendance: 95%
  • Number of Counselors: 2
  • Demographic: 98.4% black and 1.6% Hispanic
  • Gender: 51% male and 49% female
  • Free/reduced: 97%

 

DULLES/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Dulles is one of the largest school in Greater Grand Crossing and Greater Chatham. It is located at 6311 S Calumet Ave, 60637. Managed by the AUSL (Academy Urban School Leadership), Dulles focuses on trying to deliver a rigorous standard based education to each student.

Dulles’ large size might contribute to their somewhat high turnover rate (38%).

  • SQRP: 2+
  • School Population: 640
  • Mobility rate: 38%
  • Attendance: 95.10%
  • Number of Counselors: 2
  • Demographic: 97.6% black, 1.6% Hispanic, and 0 .8% other
  • Gender: 51% female and 49% male
  • Free/reduced: 99%

 

HARVARD/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Greater Grand Crossing harbors Harvard at, 7527 S Harvard, 60620. A medium sized school with only 420 students, Harvard seems to focus more on the growth of students. Educators take the time and focus on the child. Their patience and understanding permeates their school culture and has yielded the lowest number of reported misconducts to reported suspensions in the Chatham area.

  • SQRP: 2+
  • School population: 426
  • Mobility Rate: 45%
  • Attendance: 91.1%
  • Number of Counselors: 2
  • Demographic: 98.7% black, 1% Hispanic, and 0.3% other
  • Gender: 50% female and 50% male
  • Free/reduced: 99%

 

PARK MANOR/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Nestled in at 7037 S Rhodes Ave, 60637 in the Greater Grand Crossing area, Park Manor strives to maximize achievement through their physical campus as well as online classes/e-learning opportunities. Park Manor has done very well with its resources. It has good test scores and one of the highest SQRP school rating despite its mobility rate of 41.2%. The school and families have superbly beaten the odds.

  • School Population: 317
  • Mobility rate: 41.2%
  • SQRP: 1
  • Attendance: 95.1%
  • Number of Counselors: 1
  • Demographic: 97.1% black, .3% Asian, 1% Hispanic, and 0.7% other
  • Gender: 52% male and 48% female
  • Free/reduced: 98%

 

REVERE/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Revere elementary-middle can be found in Greater Crossing, located at 1010 E 72nd St, 60619. This small size school offers a host of after-school clubs and activities for the students. Their students benefit from their partnerships with the Comer Youth Center, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, and more!

  • SQRP: 2
  • School Population: 224
  • Mobility Rate: 34.7%
  • Attendance: 92.3 %
  • Number of Counselors: 2
  • Demographic: 98.4% black, 1.2% Hispanic, and 0.4% other
  • Gender: 57% female and 43% male
  • Free/reduced: 98% reduced

 

TANNER/ ATTENDANCE AREA SCHOOL/ GRADES PK-8

Tanner is located at 7350 S Evans Ave, 60619, in the Greater Grand Crossing Community. They offer Head Start special education programs and full-day kindergarten. Children can take advantage of partnerships the school administrators have put in place including the Lakeside Community Center and the Rose School in South Barrington.

Tanner has a student mobility rate of 39.8%, which is twice the City of Chicago average of 18%. SQRP: 2

  • School Population: 345
  • Mobility rate: 39.%
  • Attendance: 92.80%
  • Number of Counselors: 2
  • Demographic: 97% black, 2% Hispanic and 1% other
  • Gender: 52% male and 48% female
  • Free/reduced: 92%