Decatur Classical Elementary School

Public K-7

 7030 N Sacramento Ave
       Chicago, IL  60645-2848


(773) 534-2201

District: City of Chicago School District 299

SchoolDigger Rank:
4th of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,849 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  15.5 Help
Number of students:  311

Racial breakdown:

White:
45.3%
Asian:
29.9%
Hispanic:
11.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.9% Help


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Compare Details Decatur Classical Elementary School ranks better than 99.8% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranks 3rd among 452 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 99.63. (See more...)
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Compare Details Decatur Classical Elementary School ranks better than 99.9% of middle schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.76. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (45.3%), Asian (29.9%), Hispanic (11.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Decatur Classical Elementary School is 15.5. 340 elementary schools in the City of Chicago School District 299 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Decatur Classical Elementary School is $20,849, which is the 148th highest among 452 elementary schools in the City of Chicago School District 299.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Decatur Classical Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Decatur Classical Elementary School 4th of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Decatur Classical Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Decatur Classical Elementary School 1st of 1367 Illinois public middle schools. (See Decatur Classical 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 962 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Decatur Classical Elementary School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Decatur Classical Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 93.25 3rd 2020 99.9%
2004 93.40 2nd 2030 99.9%
2005 92.63 3rd 2022 99.9%
2006 91.10 2nd 2086 99.9%
2007 89.87 5th 2095 99.8%
2008 90.14 7th 2092 99.7%
2009 91.54 2nd 2120 99.9%
2010 91.24 1st 2139 100.0%
2011 91.14 1st 2147 100.0%
2012 91.01 2nd 2166 99.9%
2013 97.46 3rd 2167 99.9%
2014 97.22 3rd 2093 99.9%
2015 99.83 5th 2052 99.8%
2016 99.68 2nd 2046 99.9%
2017 99.80 1st 2044 100.0%
2018 99.63 2nd 2037 99.9%
2019 99.66 2nd 2086 99.9%
2021 99.68 4th 1948 99.8%
2022 99.59 3rd 2082 99.9%
2023 99.63 4th 2077 99.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Decatur Classical Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 99.96 2nd 1156 99.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Decatur Classical Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.45 2nd 1964 99.9%
2019 99.47 2nd 2019 99.9%
2021 98.81 9th 1680 99.5%
2022 99.67 1st 1970 99.9%
2023 99.60 2nd 1957 99.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Decatur Classical Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.41 4th 1972 99.8%
2019 99.49 4th 2019 99.8%
2021 99.43 9th 1707 99.5%
2022 98.89 11th 1977 99.4%
2023 99.28 6th 1984 99.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at Decatur Classical Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.03 10th 242 95.9%
2019 93.35 1st 243 99.6%
2022 90.30 8th 226 96.5%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Decatur Classical Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.05 2nd 1463 99.9%
2019 99.34 1st 1462 99.9%
2021 98.67 3rd 1308 99.8%
2022 97.70 7th 1425 99.5%
2023 98.30 6th 1419 99.6%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Decatur Classical Elementary School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Decatur Classical Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.92 3rd 1241 99.8%
2022 99.81 1st 1369 99.9%
2023 99.76 1st 1367 99.9%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Decatur Classical Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 99.67 2nd 1286 99.8%
2023 99.37 3rd 1275 99.8%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Decatur Classical Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.90 5th 1048 99.5%
2022 99.81 2nd 1286 99.8%
2023 99.80 2nd 1292 99.8%
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Rank History for middle school Asian students at Decatur Classical Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 90.08 10th 198 94.9%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Decatur Classical Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.90 1st 813 99.9%
2022 99.33 2nd 898 99.8%
2023 99.28 1st 895 99.9%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Saturday, March 18, 2023

Open Quote Lower quality of teaching in upper grades, high level of attrition, poor leadership as of 2020. Unresponsive leadership. Very disappointed with the drop of instruction. Kids generally perform well but it is because of parents, not teachers or the school. Close Quote


by a student
Friday, January 8, 2010

Open Quote Decatur is the best school in the nation, in my opinion. I'm a sixth grade new student attending this glorious school!!! When I first walked in the doors I knew I was going to be welcomed right away, and I was. The best parts about Decatur is the special hospitality that you wouldn't always get at other schools and the academics!!! I came to Decatur searching for a challenge and they sure gave it to me. I'm so astonished by the awesome Social Studies curriculum here. Now Social Studies is my favorite subject next to Language Arts. Another good thing is that the activities are fun and challenging and not boring and simple! Everyone at Decatur has awesome personalities!!! Parents, you will not regret letting your child enter this miraculous school!!!!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Decatur Classical Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 86 40 66 20 2 n/a n/a 0 214
1989 91 47 70 24 5 n/a n/a 0 237
1990 83 56 77 24 7 n/a n/a 0 247
1991 78 57 73 33 9 n/a n/a 0 250
1992 103 59 99 40 8 n/a n/a 0 309
1993 88 62 85 50 8 n/a n/a 0 293
1994 83 68 66 51 8 n/a n/a 0 276
1995 92 67 51 54 6 n/a n/a 0 270
1996 92 67 51 54 6 n/a n/a 0 270
1997 97 61 52 45 6 n/a n/a 0 261
1998 101 61 51 49 5 n/a n/a 0 267
1999 105 65 47 51 7 n/a n/a 0 275
2000 118 53 52 43 5 n/a n/a 0 271
2001 117 61 49 45 7 n/a n/a 0 279
2002 114 59 50 39 6 n/a n/a 0 268
2003 114 59 50 39 6 n/a n/a 0 268
2004 89 52 54 47 7 n/a n/a 0 249
2005 90 58 63 48 7 n/a n/a 0 266
2006 83 51 61 48 4 n/a n/a 3 250
2007 100 52 63 45 4 n/a n/a 2 266
2008 113 38 52 26 2 n/a n/a 35 266
2009 117 46 72 40 0 n/a n/a 0 275
2010 117 46 82 42 1 n/a n/a 0 288
2011 112 27 67 47 0 0 30 0 283
2012 116 23 67 50 0 0 33 0 289
2013 109 21 69 52 1 0 28 0 280
2014 119 16 79 40 1 1 30 0 286
2015 125 20 77 36 1 1 29 0 289
2016 121 14 90 30 1 0 25 0 281
2017 124 12 97 37 0 1 21 0 292
2018 129 12 88 35 0 1 16 0 281
2019 124 12 88 42 0 1 17 0 284
2020 124 13 87 35 0 1 22 0 282
2021 128 15 85 36 0 1 22 0 287
2022 141 15 93 37 1 0 24 0 311

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 Decatur Classical Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 214 12.0 17.8 n/a
1989 237 12.0 19.7 n/a
1990 247 14.0 17.6 n/a
1991 250 13.0 19.2 n/a
1992 309 15.0 20.6 n/a
1993 293 16.0 18.3 n/a
1994 276 15.0 18.4 n/a
1995 270 14.0 19.3 n/a
1996 270 14.0 19.3 n/a
1997 261 14.0 18.6 n/a
1998 267 14.0 19.1 n/a
1999 275 14.0 19.6 n/a
2000 271 15.0 18.1 n/a
2001 279 15.0 18.6 n/a
2002 268 13.0 20.6 10.1
2003 268 13.0 20.6 10.1
2004 249 11.4 21.8 14.9
2005 266 14.0 19.0 14.3
2006 250 16.0 15.6 15
2007 266 13.0 20.5 11.4
2008 266 16.0 16.6 17.3
2009 275 15.5 17.7 14.9
2010 288 15.0 19.2 17.4
2011 283 16.0 17.6 15.9
2012 289 15.0 19.2 17
2013 280 19.5 14.3 12.9
2014 286 15.1 18.9 12.6
2015 289 16.0 18.0 15.9
2016 281 16.0 17.5 12.1
2017 292 14.6 19.8 16.1
2018 281 14.0 19.9 15.3
2019 284 17.0 16.7 15.5
2020 282 18.0 15.6 14.9
2021 287 n/a n/a n/a
2022 311 20.0 15.5 11.9

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 Decatur Classical Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 214 12.0 17.8 n/a
1989 237 12.0 19.7 n/a
1990 247 14.0 17.6 n/a
1991 250 13.0 19.2 n/a
1992 309 15.0 20.6 n/a
1993 293 16.0 18.3 n/a
1994 276 15.0 18.4 n/a
1995 270 14.0 19.3 n/a
1996 270 14.0 19.3 n/a
1997 261 14.0 18.6 n/a
1998 267 14.0 19.1 n/a
1999 275 14.0 19.6 n/a
2000 271 15.0 18.1 n/a
2001 279 15.0 18.6 n/a
2002 268 13.0 20.6 10.1
2003 268 13.0 20.6 10.1
2004 249 11.4 21.8 14.9
2005 266 14.0 19.0 14.3
2006 250 16.0 15.6 15
2007 266 13.0 20.5 11.4
2008 266 16.0 16.6 17.3
2009 275 15.5 17.7 14.9
2010 288 15.0 19.2 17.4
2011 283 16.0 17.6 15.9
2012 289 15.0 19.2 17
2013 280 19.5 14.3 12.9
2014 286 15.1 18.9 12.6
2015 289 16.0 18.0 15.9
2016 281 16.0 17.5 12.1
2017 292 14.6 19.8 16.1
2018 281 14.0 19.9 15.3
2019 284 17.0 16.7 15.5
2020 282 18.0 15.6 14.9
2021 287 n/a n/a n/a
2022 311 20.0 15.5 11.9

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

Decatur Classical Elementary School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMeningococcal
201596.9%96.5%96.2%96.2%9.7%96.5%97.6%
201696.8%97.9%97.9%97.9%18.4%97.2%79.1%18.1%
201798.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%9.6%95.6%98.0%9.3%
201897.2%98.2%98.2%98.2%8.5%97.2%97.9%8.2%
201998.2%98.6%98.6%98.6%20.1%97.2%98.2%19.7%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Decatur Classical Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $474 (3.5%) $13,143 (96.5%) $13,617
2020 $265 (1.8%) $14,613 (98.2%) $14,878
2021 $1,426 (8.6%) $15,100 (91.4%) $16,526
2022 $1,426 (8.6%) $15,100 (91.4%) $16,526
2023 $2,379 (11.4%) $18,470 (88.6%) $20,849

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Decatur Classical Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2nd of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 4th of 2077 Elementary schools
 0.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Decatur Classical Elementary School)96.681.5
 15.1%
   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 (Decatur Classical Elementary School)98.381.4
 16.9%
   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 (Decatur Classical Elementary School)9288
 4%
   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 (Decatur Classical Elementary School)9694.6
 1.4%
   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 (Decatur Classical Elementary School)8789.2
 2.2%
   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 (Decatur Classical Elementary School)88.882.2
 6.6%
   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 (Decatur Classical Elementary School)98.2100
 1.8%
   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 (Decatur Classical Elementary School)90.796.6
 5.9%
   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 (Decatur Classical Elementary School)94.493.4
 1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (City of Chicago School District 299)17.714.6
 3.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)25.323.4
 1.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students284287
 1.1%
African American1215
 25%
American Indian00
Asian8885
 3.4%
Hispanic4236
 14.3%
Pacific Islander11
White124128
 3.2%
Two or More Races1722
 29.4%


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Students at Decatur Classical Elementary School are 45% White, 30% Asian, 12% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 5% African American.

Yes! Decatur Classical Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 4th of 2077 Illinois elementary schools.

In the 2021-22 school year, 311 students attended Decatur Classical Elementary School.


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