Bright Elementary School

Public PK, KG-8

 10740 S Calhoun Ave
       Chicago, IL  60617-6418


 (773) 535-6215

District: City Of Chicago School District 299

SchoolDigger Rank:
1878th of 2,045 Illinois Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.3
Number of students:  291
Kindergartners immunized:  71.7%

Racial breakdown:
African American:
69.8%
Hispanic:
28.5%
White:
1.4%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  97.9%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, November 5, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Bright Elementary School ranked worse than 91.8% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranked 338th among 421 ranked elementary schools in the City Of Chicago School District 299. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 13.11. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Bright Elementary School ranked worse than 94.6% of middle schools in Illinois. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 11.45. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (69.8%), Hispanic (28.5%), White (1.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 97.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Compare Details 71.7% of the Kindergarten students at Bright Elementary School have met state immunization requirements. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bright Elementary School is 17.3, which is the 103rd best among 421 elementary schools in the City Of Chicago School District 299. (See more...)
Compare Bright Elementary School employs 16.7 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Bright Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bright Elementary School 1878th of 2045 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Bright Elementary School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Bright Elementary School 1216th of 1285 Illinois public middle schools. (See Bright Elementary School in the ranking list.)

City Of Chicago School District 299:

SchoolDigger ranks City Of Chicago School District 299 648th of 771 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bright Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 2.58 1949th 2020 3.5%
2004 5.56 1892nd 2030 6.8%
2005 5.56 1874th 2022 7.3%
2006 12.07 1890th 2086 9.4%
2007 11.70 1896th 2095 9.5%
2008 19.11 1792nd 2092 14.3%
2009 13.55 1903rd 2120 10.2%
2010 10.01 1978th 2139 7.5%
2011 7.36 2044th 2147 4.8%
2012 5.32 2099th 2166 3.1%
2013 6.39 2099th 2167 3.1%
2014 6.54 2026th 2093 3.2%
2015 18.58 1749th 2052 14.8%
2016 13.60 1910th 2079 8.1%
2017 12.22 1920th 2064 7.0%
2018 13.11 1878th 2045 8.2%

Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Bright Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 5.58 1125th 1185 5.1%
2004 7.93 1095th 1204 9.1%
2005 14.89 1023rd 1209 15.4%
2006 33.90 943rd 1272 25.9%
2007 35.05 941st 1287 26.9%
2008 25.74 1028th 1293 20.5%
2009 25.58 1046th 1318 20.6%
2010 9.18 1225th 1327 7.7%
2011 14.54 1205th 1344 10.3%
2012 11.60 1258th 1365 7.8%
2013 11.27 1257th 1367 8.0%
2014 23.13 1072nd 1322 18.9%
2015 18.89 1098th 1302 15.7%
2016 14.26 1207th 1322 8.7%
2017 17.07 1114th 1304 14.6%
2018 11.45 1216th 1285 5.4%

Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Illinois State Board of Education

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by a parent
Saturday, June 23, 2012

Open Quote Ever since the current principal began her tenure at Bright test scores have plummeted, enrollment has dropped, and teaching positions have been cut. The principal is very disrespectful and "combative" (her favorite word). She screams at the students and the teachers. I have heard her scream at a teacher in front of other parents and children. Is there any wonder why so many teachers quit in the middle of the year every school year? Our school has a huge problem with bullying unfortunately the biggest bully is the principal and all of our children are suffering because of it. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Bright Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 46 162 n/a 388 3 n/a n/a 1 599
1990 38 161 n/a 351 1 n/a n/a 1 551
1991 50 172 0 344 0 n/a n/a 0 566
1992 37 187 0 361 0 n/a n/a 0 585
1993 33 194 0 359 1 n/a n/a 0 587
1994 22 191 0 360 0 n/a n/a 0 573
1995 35 249 0 320 0 n/a n/a 0 604
1996 35 249 0 320 0 n/a n/a 0 604
1997 25 260 0 323 0 n/a n/a 0 608
1998 23 253 0 297 0 n/a n/a 0 573
1999 23 271 0 321 0 n/a n/a 0 615
2000 22 263 0 295 0 n/a n/a 0 580
2001 16 250 1 319 0 n/a n/a 0 586
2002 6 293 0 285 0 n/a n/a 0 584
2003 6 293 0 285 0 n/a n/a 0 584
2004 3 247 0 239 12 n/a n/a 0 501
2005 4 162 0 215 0 n/a n/a 0 381
2006 0 163 2 206 4 n/a n/a 5 380
2007 2 166 1 164 2 n/a n/a 5 340
2008 3 138 1 140 3 n/a n/a 3 288
2009 3 162 1 139 0 n/a n/a 0 305
2010 3 247 1 124 0 n/a n/a 0 375
2011 2 235 0 127 0 1 6 0 371
2012 2 223 0 126 1 1 2 0 355
2013 1 201 0 93 0 0 2 0 297
2014 2 203 0 86 0 0 0 0 291
2015 3 207 0 82 0 0 0 0 292
2016 6 203 0 86 0 0 0 0 295
2017 4 203 n/a 83 n/a n/a 1 0 291

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Bright Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 599 26.0 23.0 n/a
1990 551 29.0 19.0 n/a
1991 566 31.0 18.2 n/a
1992 585 32.0 18.2 n/a
1993 587 34.0 17.3 n/a
1994 573 33.0 17.4 n/a
1995 604 35.0 17.3 n/a
1996 604 35.0 17.3 n/a
1997 608 37.0 16.4 n/a
1998 573 34.0 16.9 n/a
1999 615 35.0 17.6 n/a
2000 580 33.0 17.6 n/a
2001 586 33.0 17.8 n/a
2002 584 38.0 15.4 82.7
2003 584 38.0 15.4 82.7
2004 501 25.2 19.9 99.4
2005 381 24.0 15.9 96.9
2006 380 22.0 17.3 100.5
2007 340 16.0 21.3 96.4
2008 288 14.0 20.6 100.0
2009 305 15.0 20.3 99.0
2010 375 21.0 17.8 99.2
2011 371 23.0 16.1 95.7
2012 355 21.0 16.9 98.6
2013 297 23.7 12.4 99.0
2014 291 21.0 13.8 99.0
2015 292 18.0 16.2 98.6
2016 295 20.0 14.7 95.9
2017 291 16.7 17.3 97.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Bright Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 599 26.0 23.0 n/a
1990 551 29.0 19.0 n/a
1991 566 31.0 18.2 n/a
1992 585 32.0 18.2 n/a
1993 587 34.0 17.3 n/a
1994 573 33.0 17.4 n/a
1995 604 35.0 17.3 n/a
1996 604 35.0 17.3 n/a
1997 608 37.0 16.4 n/a
1998 573 34.0 16.9 n/a
1999 615 35.0 17.6 n/a
2000 580 33.0 17.6 n/a
2001 586 33.0 17.8 n/a
2002 584 38.0 15.4 82.7
2003 584 38.0 15.4 82.7
2004 501 25.2 19.9 99.4
2005 381 24.0 15.9 96.9
2006 380 22.0 17.3 100.5
2007 340 16.0 21.3 96.4
2008 288 14.0 20.6 100.0
2009 305 15.0 20.3 99.0
2010 375 21.0 17.8 99.2
2011 371 23.0 16.1 95.7
2012 355 21.0 16.9 98.6
2013 297 23.7 12.4 99.0
2014 291 21.0 13.8 99.0
2015 292 18.0 16.2 98.6
2016 295 20.0 14.7 95.9
2017 291 16.7 17.3 97.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

Bright Elementary School

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Immunization Year Number of protected students Number of not protected students Students with medical exemption Students with religious exemption Students with approved immunization delay
Total 2009 271 54 n/a n/a n/a
Total 2010 252 139 n/a n/a n/a
Total 2011 276 109 n/a n/a n/a
Polio 2009 284 13 1 0 27
Polio 2010 344 46 1 0 0
Polio 2011 337 48 0 0 0
DTP 2009 275 16 1 0 33
DTP 2010 335 55 1 0 0
DTP 2011 343 42 0 0 0
Measles 2009 263 19 1 0 42
Measles 2010 323 67 1 0 0
Measles 2011 342 43 0 0 0
Mumps 2009 287 12 0 0 26
Mumps 2010 350 41 0 0 0
Mumps 2011 361 24 0 0 0
Rubella 2009 287 12 0 0 26
Rubella 2010 350 41 0 0 0
Rubella 2011 361 24 0 0 0
Hepatitus B 2009 133 9 0 0 23
Hepatitus B 2010 166 22 0 0 0
Hepatitus B 2011 191 15 0 0 0
HiB 2009 18 1 0 0 17
HiB 2010 36 2 0 0 0
HiB 2011 35 3 0 0 0
Chickenpox 2009 225 9 0 0 27
Chickenpox 2010 311 44 0 0 0
Chickenpox 2011 358 27 0 0 0

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education

About Immunization Rates:
Each year, public and private schools across the state are required to send data about their students’ vaccination status to the Illinois State Board of Education. The state Board of Education compiles the data and shares them with the Illinois Department of Public Health. Public health officials use the data to monitor trends, track compliance with state immunization laws and identify pockets of vulnerability should an outbreak occur.

Source: Chicago Tribune

At this time, SchoolDigger.com only shows immunization data for public schools.




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