Cassell Elementary School

Public K-8

 11314 S Spaulding Ave
       Chicago, IL  60655-2736


(773) 535-2640

District: City of Chicago School District 299

SchoolDigger Rank:
663rd of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,346 Help


Students who attend Cassell Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Morgan Park High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.5 Help
Number of students:  351

Racial breakdown:

White:
66.7%
Hispanic:
23.6%
African American:
6.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.9% Help


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Compare Details Cassell Elementary School ranks better than 68.1% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranks 60th among 453 ranked elementary schools in the City of Chicago School District 299. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 64.49. (See more...)
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Compare Details Cassell Elementary School ranks better than 80.4% of middle schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.57. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (66.7%), Hispanic (23.6%), African American (6.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 21.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cassell Elementary School is 11.5, which is the 116th best among 453 elementary schools in the City of Chicago School District 299. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cassell Elementary School is $20,346, which is the 167th highest among 453 elementary schools in the City of Chicago School District 299.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cassell Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Cassell Elementary School 663rd of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Cassell Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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SchoolDigger ranks Cassell Elementary School 268th of 1367 Illinois public middle schools. (See Cassell Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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City of Chicago School District 299:

SchoolDigger ranks City of Chicago School District 299 711th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cassell Elementary School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Cassell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 48.73 1238th 2020 38.7%
2004 65.53 826th 2030 59.3%
2005 53.76 1145th 2022 43.4%
2006 41.88 1468th 2086 29.6%
2007 46.60 1389th 2095 33.7%
2008 54.88 1161st 2092 44.5%
2009 63.93 937th 2120 55.8%
2010 63.64 947th 2139 55.7%
2011 62.10 980th 2147 54.4%
2012 56.25 1132nd 2166 47.7%
2013 74.30 545th 2167 74.9%
2014 70.27 623rd 2093 70.2%
2015 57.59 759th 2052 63.0%
2016 41.87 1132nd 2046 44.7%
2017 49.77 947th 2044 53.7%
2018 32.91 1355th 2037 33.5%
2019 62.89 715th 2086 65.7%
2021 34.79 1182nd 1948 39.3%
2022 45.91 1037th 2082 50.2%
2023 64.49 663rd 2077 68.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Cassell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.89 751st 763 1.6%
2019 54.08 414th 1194 65.3%
2022 54.24 364th 1113 67.3%
2023 67.52 263rd 1156 77.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Cassell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.82 1243rd 1765 29.6%
2019 57.85 609th 1816 66.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Cassell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.49 1107th 1964 43.6%
2019 70.29 532nd 2019 73.7%
2021 28.31 1182nd 1680 29.6%
2022 37.90 1133rd 1970 42.5%
2023 53.49 805th 1957 58.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Cassell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.00 1163rd 1972 41.0%
2019 55.20 817th 2019 59.5%
2021 33.78 1055th 1707 38.2%
2022 51.62 841st 1977 57.5%
2023 71.17 504th 1984 74.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Cassell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 54.44 351st 955 63.2%
2023 37.92 588th 970 39.4%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Cassell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.39 1221st 1463 16.5%
2019 49.64 741st 1462 49.3%
2021 16.24 1196th 1308 8.6%
2022 29.59 1070th 1425 24.9%
2023 60.43 523rd 1419 63.1%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Cassell Elementary School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Cassell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 57.99 558th 1185 52.9%
2004 37.70 809th 1204 32.8%
2005 42.82 781st 1209 35.4%
2006 62.67 528th 1272 58.5%
2007 61.70 572nd 1287 55.6%
2008 56.79 680th 1293 47.4%
2009 66.83 488th 1318 63.0%
2010 67.12 478th 1327 64.0%
2011 80.08 195th 1344 85.5%
2012 76.10 290th 1365 78.8%
2013 75.81 295th 1367 78.4%
2014 79.57 231st 1322 82.5%
2015 36.27 781st 1302 40.0%
2016 35.48 803rd 1294 37.9%
2017 51.49 563rd 1293 56.5%
2018 21.30 1029th 1293 20.4%
2019 40.27 763rd 1356 43.7%
2021 23.98 942nd 1241 24.1%
2022 40.42 744th 1369 45.7%
2023 75.57 268th 1367 80.4%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at Cassell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 56.00 204th 792 74.2%
2021 25.64 500th 548 8.8%
2022 37.60 431st 781 44.8%
2023 78.74 103rd 805 87.2%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Cassell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 41.63 719th 1276 43.7%
2021 22.60 812th 1017 20.2%
2022 32.80 815th 1286 36.6%
2023 72.96 272nd 1275 78.7%
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Rank History for middle school Disabled students at Cassell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 57.25 184th 674 72.7%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Cassell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 39.38 734th 1296 43.4%
2021 24.49 810th 1048 22.7%
2022 44.62 623rd 1286 51.6%
2023 76.70 233rd 1292 82.0%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Cassell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 28.58 496th 662 25.1%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Cassell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.67 778th 889 12.5%
2019 20.89 756th 905 16.5%
2021 13.85 748th 813 8.0%
2022 24.31 717th 898 20.2%
2023 62.68 275th 895 69.3%
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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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Enrollment information for Cassell Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 117 60 1 19 7 n/a n/a 0 204
1989 120 70 2 9 9 n/a n/a 0 210
1990 140 56 4 11 12 n/a n/a 0 223
1991 149 53 4 13 11 n/a n/a 0 230
1992 181 42 6 17 14 n/a n/a 0 260
1993 199 44 13 23 16 n/a n/a 0 295
1994 181 63 10 21 11 n/a n/a 0 286
1995 219 64 4 22 4 n/a n/a 0 313
1996 219 64 4 22 4 n/a n/a 0 313
1997 237 64 3 18 3 n/a n/a 0 325
1998 253 49 2 19 5 n/a n/a 0 328
1999 258 50 1 15 2 n/a n/a 0 326
2000 231 62 2 11 4 n/a n/a 0 310
2001 231 47 0 18 3 n/a n/a 0 299
2002 235 49 1 12 5 n/a n/a 0 302
2003 235 49 1 12 5 n/a n/a 0 302
2004 248 52 3 4 6 n/a n/a 0 313
2005 242 51 0 22 4 n/a n/a 0 319
2006 213 62 1 14 6 n/a n/a 16 312
2007 210 83 3 8 5 n/a n/a 13 322
2008 218 63 3 6 4 n/a n/a 19 313
2009 230 63 4 18 3 n/a n/a 0 318
2010 254 50 3 23 2 n/a n/a 0 332
2011 255 57 3 31 2 0 7 0 355
2012 260 47 2 31 1 0 8 0 349
2013 266 42 2 30 1 0 7 0 348
2014 280 35 3 41 2 0 7 0 368
2015 295 33 5 49 2 1 9 0 394
2016 299 33 3 52 2 1 11 0 401
2017 290 42 4 62 1 1 11 0 411
2018 289 37 4 67 2 1 11 0 411
2019 272 26 3 65 2 1 12 0 381
2020 278 27 4 69 1 1 11 0 391
2021 275 24 4 70 1 1 16 0 391
2022 246 26 6 75 1 1 9 0 364
2023 234 22 3 83 1 0 8 0 351

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 Cassell Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 204 9.0 22.6 n/a
1989 210 9.0 23.3 n/a
1990 223 10.0 22.3 n/a
1991 230 11.0 20.9 n/a
1992 260 13.0 20.0 n/a
1993 295 17.0 17.4 n/a
1994 286 15.0 19.1 n/a
1995 313 16.0 19.6 n/a
1996 313 16.0 19.6 n/a
1997 325 16.0 20.3 n/a
1998 328 17.0 19.3 n/a
1999 326 17.0 19.2 n/a
2000 310 18.0 17.2 n/a
2001 299 19.0 15.7 n/a
2002 302 17.0 17.8 32.1
2003 302 17.0 17.8 32.1
2004 313 15.3 20.5 35.5
2005 319 18.9 16.9 33.2
2006 312 22.9 13.6 41.2
2007 322 17.0 18.9 39.2
2008 313 16.0 19.6 37.8
2009 318 19.0 16.7 34.6
2010 332 21.0 15.8 27.4
2011 355 22.0 16.1 26.8
2012 349 21.0 16.6 31.2
2013 348 25.6 13.5 29
2014 368 19.5 18.8 26.6
2015 394 21.0 18.7 29.9
2016 401 24.0 16.7 21.4
2017 411 23.1 17.7 25.3
2018 411 22.6 18.1 25.8
2019 381 25.5 14.9 19.9
2020 391 26.5 14.7 19.9
2021 391 n/a n/a n/a
2022 364 28.5 12.7 17.9
2023 351 30.5 11.5 21.9

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Cassell Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 204 9.0 22.6 n/a
1989 210 9.0 23.3 n/a
1990 223 10.0 22.3 n/a
1991 230 11.0 20.9 n/a
1992 260 13.0 20.0 n/a
1993 295 17.0 17.4 n/a
1994 286 15.0 19.1 n/a
1995 313 16.0 19.6 n/a
1996 313 16.0 19.6 n/a
1997 325 16.0 20.3 n/a
1998 328 17.0 19.3 n/a
1999 326 17.0 19.2 n/a
2000 310 18.0 17.2 n/a
2001 299 19.0 15.7 n/a
2002 302 17.0 17.8 32.1
2003 302 17.0 17.8 32.1
2004 313 15.3 20.5 35.5
2005 319 18.9 16.9 33.2
2006 312 22.9 13.6 41.2
2007 322 17.0 18.9 39.2
2008 313 16.0 19.6 37.8
2009 318 19.0 16.7 34.6
2010 332 21.0 15.8 27.4
2011 355 22.0 16.1 26.8
2012 349 21.0 16.6 31.2
2013 348 25.6 13.5 29
2014 368 19.5 18.8 26.6
2015 394 21.0 18.7 29.9
2016 401 24.0 16.7 21.4
2017 411 23.1 17.7 25.3
2018 411 22.6 18.1 25.8
2019 381 25.5 14.9 19.9
2020 391 26.5 14.7 19.9
2021 391 n/a n/a n/a
2022 364 28.5 12.7 17.9
2023 351 30.5 11.5 21.9

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

Cassell Elementary School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMeningococcal
201598.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%29.6%98.0%97.7%
201696.8%96.3%96.3%96.3%30.4%97.5%66.7%10.1%
201795.9%97.1%97.1%97.1%30.8%94.9%96.6%19.1%
201894.9%95.6%95.6%95.6%29.9%94.9%95.6%28.2%
201995.0%96.6%96.6%96.6%32.8%95.3%95.5%28.4%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Cassell Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $757 (5.6%) $12,762 (94.4%) $13,519
2020 $960 (6.5%) $13,863 (93.5%) $14,824
2021 $2,287 (14.4%) $13,633 (85.6%) $15,920
2022 $2,287 (14.4%) $13,633 (85.6%) $15,920
2023 $3,008 (14.8%) $17,338 (85.2%) $20,346

Data source: Illinois Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Cassell Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 715th of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 663rd of 2077 Elementary schools
 2.4%
Ranks 763rd of 1356 Middle schoolsRanks 268th of 1367 Middle schools
 36.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Cassell Elementary School)6017.4
 42.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (City of Chicago School District 299)39.419.7
 19.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.428.8
 7.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Cassell Elementary School)68.939.1
 29.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (City of Chicago School District 299)32.920.9
 12%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Illinois)40.633
 7.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Cassell Elementary School)38.347.1
 8.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (City of Chicago School District 299)23.225
 1.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.735.4
 1.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Cassell Elementary School)40.435.3
 5.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (City of Chicago School District 299)24.116.4
 7.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)33.527.7
 5.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Cassell Elementary School)29.134.4
 5.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (City of Chicago School District 299)24.124.1
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)37.935.2
 2.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Cassell Elementary School)25.539.4
 13.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (City of Chicago School District 299)20.715
 5.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.825.6
 4.2%
5th Grade Science (Cassell Elementary School)70.963.6
 7.3%
   5th Grade Science (City of Chicago School District 299)40.739.2
 1.5%
   5th Grade Science (Illinois)54.452.4
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Cassell Elementary School)3438.2
 4.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (City of Chicago School District 299)22.824.7
 1.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)3534.2
 0.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Cassell Elementary School)19.129.4
 10.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (City of Chicago School District 299)17.714.6
 3.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)25.323.4
 1.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Cassell Elementary School)22.657.2
 34.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (City of Chicago School District 299)28.229.7
 1.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)41.237.9
 3.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (Cassell Elementary School)9.752.4
 42.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (City of Chicago School District 299)21.818.7
 3.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.926.9
 3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Cassell Elementary School)26.764.3
 37.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (City of Chicago School District 299)26.231.3
 5.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)39.640.5
 0.9%
8th Grade Mathematics (Cassell Elementary School)31.126.2
 4.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (City of Chicago School District 299)24.319.5
 4.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)32.625.7
 6.9%
8th Grade Science (Cassell Elementary School)48.959.5
 10.6%
   8th Grade Science (City of Chicago School District 299)40.340.3
   8th Grade Science (Illinois)5552
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students381351
 7.9%
African American2622
 15.4%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian33
Hispanic6583
 27.7%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White272234
 14%
Two or More Races128
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients19.9%21.9%
 2%


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High : Morgan Park High School

Cassell Elementary School ranks 663rd of 2077 Illinois elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Cassell Elementary School are 67% White, 24% Hispanic, 6% African American, 2% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 351 students attended Cassell Elementary School.


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