Best Public Schools in Calumet Park, IL


Summary:

The city of Calumet Park, Illinois is home to 3 schools serving elementary and middle grade students: Burr Oak Academy, Calumet Elementary School, and Burr Oak Elementary School. These schools, which are part of the Calumet Public School District 132, face significant challenges, including consistently low academic performance, high rates of poverty and disadvantage, chronic absenteeism, and a lack of diversity.

Among the standout schools, Burr Oak Academy stands out for having the lowest percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch and the lowest chronic absenteeism rate, though it also has the most diverse student population. In contrast, Calumet Elementary School has the highest spending per student and the longest history of low rankings, consistently performing in the bottom quarter of Illinois middle schools.

Across all three schools, the student population is predominantly African American, ranging from 70.75% to 76.13%, with Hispanic students making up the second-largest racial group. Academically, the schools perform significantly below state averages in both English Language Arts and Mathematics, with proficiency rates as low as 2.6% in 8th grade Math. The high rates of poverty, as evidenced by the large percentages of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, and chronic absenteeism further compound the challenges faced by these schools and their students.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education.

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