Armour Elementary School

Summary:

Armour Elementary School is a public school serving grades PK-8 in the City of Chicago School District 299, with a student population of 246 as of the 2022-2023 school year. The school has a predominantly Hispanic student body, with 71.95% Hispanic students, followed by smaller percentages of other racial groups.

Armour Elementary School has shown relatively stronger academic performance in English Language Arts (ELA) compared to the district and state averages, with higher proficiency rates in grades 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8. However, the school's math proficiency rates are generally lower than the district and state averages. Additionally, Armour Elementary School faces challenges with high chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 28.5% to 35.2% in recent years, which is significantly higher than the district and state averages. The school serves a high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 82.93% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch.

When comparing Armour Elementary School to nearby schools within the same district, some interesting findings emerge. McClellan Elementary School, located 0.54 miles away, has a similar student population size and demographic makeup, but has slightly higher academic proficiency rates in both ELA and math. In contrast, Healy Elementary School and Sheridan Elementary Math & Science Academy, located 0.59 and 0.84 miles away, respectively, are high-performing schools with significantly higher proficiency rates in both ELA and math across all grade levels compared to Armour and the district/state averages.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-8

 950 W 33rd Pl
       Chicago, IL  60608-6712


(773) 535-4530

District: Chicago Public Schools District 299

SchoolDigger Rank:
1114th of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,753 Help


Students who attend Armour Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Tilden Career Communty Academy High School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.1 Help
Number of students:  246

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
72.0%
African American:
11.8%
White:
8.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  82.9% Help


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Compare Details Armour Elementary School ranks worse than 53.6% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranks 101st among 452 ranked elementary schools in the Chicago Public Schools District 299. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 42.85. (See more...)
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Compare Details Armour Elementary School ranks better than 55.2% of middle schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 48.76. (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: Hispanic (72%), African American (11.8%), White (8.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 82.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Armour Elementary School is 9.1, which is the 28th best among 452 elementary schools in the Chicago Public Schools District 299. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Armour Elementary School is $21,753, which is the 115th highest among 452 elementary schools in the Chicago Public Schools District 299.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Armour Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Armour Elementary School 1114th of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Armour Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Armour Elementary School 612th of 1367 Illinois public middle schools. (See Armour Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Chicago Public Schools District 299:

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


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Rank History for Armour Elementary School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Armour Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 8.80 1808th 2020 10.5%
2004 11.56 1805th 2030 11.1%
2005 11.96 1811th 2022 10.4%
2006 15.39 1846th 2086 11.5%
2007 25.08 1750th 2095 16.5%
2008 16.72 1826th 2092 12.7%
2009 14.84 1883rd 2120 11.2%
2010 20.40 1810th 2139 15.4%
2011 29.74 1658th 2147 22.8%
2012 23.25 1790th 2166 17.4%
2013 16.92 1882nd 2167 13.2%
2014 18.13 1795th 2093 14.2%
2015 27.82 1481st 2052 27.8%
2016 23.38 1606th 2046 21.5%
2017 33.81 1311th 2044 35.9%
2018 27.85 1476th 2037 27.5%
2019 25.18 1577th 2086 24.4%
2022 34.19 1292nd 2082 37.9%
2023 42.85 1114th 2077 46.4%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Armour Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.04 452nd 718 37.0%
2019 34.91 527th 743 29.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Armour Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.04 1005th 1765 43.1%
2019 33.39 1285th 1816 29.2%
2022 56.06 639th 1763 63.8%
2023 59.29 580th 1808 67.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Armour Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.57 1525th 1964 22.4%
2019 16.70 1783rd 2019 11.7%
2022 36.19 1174th 1970 40.4%
2023 48.69 917th 1957 53.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Armour Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.07 1273rd 1972 35.4%
2019 33.73 1311th 2019 35.1%
2022 31.86 1267th 1977 35.9%
2023 43.34 1037th 1984 47.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Armour Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.65 611th 938 34.9%
2019 27.62 751st 955 21.4%
2022 43.38 497th 954 47.9%
2023 48.15 438th 970 54.8%
See the entire list of Best Illinois Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

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

Rank History for Armour Elementary School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Armour Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 6.26 1113th 1185 6.1%
2004 16.48 992nd 1204 17.6%
2005 8.39 1086th 1209 10.2%
2006 13.12 1111th 1272 12.7%
2007 20.02 1071st 1287 16.8%
2008 11.46 1156th 1293 10.6%
2009 3.43 1286th 1318 2.4%
2010 20.76 1114th 1327 16.1%
2011 39.27 936th 1344 30.4%
2012 39.01 947th 1365 30.6%
2013 18.99 1160th 1367 15.1%
2014 23.99 1057th 1322 20.0%
2015 32.49 851st 1302 34.6%
2016 33.98 832nd 1294 35.7%
2017 50.72 577th 1293 55.4%
2018 16.49 1126th 1293 12.9%
2019 22.90 1060th 1356 21.8%
2022 23.33 1036th 1369 24.3%
2023 48.76 612th 1367 55.2%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Armour Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.01 946th 1161 18.5%
2019 33.47 840th 1217 31.0%
2022 39.08 693rd 1221 43.2%
2023 68.90 254th 1234 79.4%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Armour Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.63 1008th 1226 17.8%
2019 15.51 1121st 1276 12.1%
2022 31.30 835th 1286 35.1%
2023 42.29 693rd 1275 45.6%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Armour Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.67 985th 1223 19.5%
2019 37.38 766th 1296 40.9%
2022 20.98 1019th 1286 20.8%
2023 53.75 509th 1292 60.6%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Armour Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.90 578th 590 2.0%
2019 19.27 575th 639 10.0%
2022 29.76 484th 662 26.9%
2023 49.29 278th 661 57.9%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Data source: Illinois State Board of Education

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Enrollment information for Armour Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 195 1 7 397 1 n/a n/a 0 601
1989 194 1 4 401 n/a n/a n/a 0 600
1990 160 n/a 5 425 3 n/a n/a 0 593
1991 183 2 10 420 0 n/a n/a 0 615
1992 151 3 13 412 2 n/a n/a 0 581
1993 133 1 9 394 3 n/a n/a 0 540
1994 116 8 6 357 1 n/a n/a 0 488
1995 104 12 7 380 0 n/a n/a 0 503
1996 104 12 7 380 0 n/a n/a 0 503
1997 97 21 15 376 3 n/a n/a 0 512
1998 108 20 6 431 1 n/a n/a 0 566
1999 91 32 8 449 0 n/a n/a 0 580
2000 119 46 7 456 0 n/a n/a 0 628
2001 110 63 15 447 0 n/a n/a 0 635
2002 95 52 14 451 3 n/a n/a 0 615
2003 95 52 14 451 3 n/a n/a 0 615
2004 81 31 12 423 0 n/a n/a 0 547
2005 72 22 11 398 0 n/a n/a 0 503
2006 50 28 7 345 6 n/a n/a 46 482
2007 41 17 5 328 2 n/a n/a 33 426
2008 18 9 8 300 2 n/a n/a 53 390
2009 39 9 7 301 2 n/a n/a 0 358
2010 31 15 7 287 1 n/a n/a 0 341
2011 21 13 5 285 1 0 5 0 330
2012 29 18 7 308 0 0 1 0 363
2013 22 10 11 309 0 0 1 0 353
2014 25 7 12 274 0 0 2 0 320
2015 28 20 15 236 0 1 0 0 300
2016 26 18 9 239 0 0 1 0 293
2017 24 14 13 220 0 0 2 0 273
2018 24 17 15 223 0 0 2 0 281
2019 23 13 11 211 1 0 6 0 265
2020 24 13 15 182 1 0 6 0 241
2021 23 12 17 195 1 0 8 0 256
2022 19 21 13 195 1 0 8 0 257
2023 20 29 10 177 1 1 8 0 246

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 Armour Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 601 28.0 21.4 n/a
1989 600 29.0 20.6 n/a
1990 593 31.0 19.1 n/a
1991 615 36.0 17.0 n/a
1992 581 33.0 17.6 n/a
1993 540 31.0 17.4 n/a
1994 488 27.0 18.1 n/a
1995 503 32.0 15.7 n/a
1996 503 32.0 15.7 n/a
1997 512 33.0 15.5 n/a
1998 566 33.0 17.2 n/a
1999 580 32.0 18.1 n/a
2000 628 33.0 19.0 n/a
2001 635 31.0 20.5 n/a
2002 615 32.0 19.2 94.5
2003 615 32.0 19.2 94.5
2004 547 27.9 19.6 94.1
2005 503 29.3 17.2 93.2
2006 482 31.0 15.5 108.9
2007 426 25.0 17.0 104.1
2008 390 22.0 17.7 110.1
2009 358 19.0 18.8 98.9
2010 341 19.0 17.9 99.1
2011 330 19.0 17.3 98.5
2012 363 17.0 21.3 97.2
2013 353 24.3 14.4 95.2
2014 320 19.9 16.0 94.4
2015 300 22.0 13.6 96.3
2016 293 16.0 18.3 91.8
2017 273 13.0 20.9 91.9
2018 281 13.4 20.9 89.3
2019 265 17.0 15.5 78.9
2020 241 17.0 14.1 90.5
2021 256 n/a n/a n/a
2022 257 26.5 9.6 84
2023 246 27.0 9.1 82.9

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 Armour Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 601 28.0 21.4 n/a
1989 600 29.0 20.6 n/a
1990 593 31.0 19.1 n/a
1991 615 36.0 17.0 n/a
1992 581 33.0 17.6 n/a
1993 540 31.0 17.4 n/a
1994 488 27.0 18.1 n/a
1995 503 32.0 15.7 n/a
1996 503 32.0 15.7 n/a
1997 512 33.0 15.5 n/a
1998 566 33.0 17.2 n/a
1999 580 32.0 18.1 n/a
2000 628 33.0 19.0 n/a
2001 635 31.0 20.5 n/a
2002 615 32.0 19.2 94.5
2003 615 32.0 19.2 94.5
2004 547 27.9 19.6 94.1
2005 503 29.3 17.2 93.2
2006 482 31.0 15.5 108.9
2007 426 25.0 17.0 104.1
2008 390 22.0 17.7 110.1
2009 358 19.0 18.8 98.9
2010 341 19.0 17.9 99.1
2011 330 19.0 17.3 98.5
2012 363 17.0 21.3 97.2
2013 353 24.3 14.4 95.2
2014 320 19.9 16.0 94.4
2015 300 22.0 13.6 96.3
2016 293 16.0 18.3 91.8
2017 273 13.0 20.9 91.9
2018 281 13.4 20.9 89.3
2019 265 17.0 15.5 78.9
2020 241 17.0 14.1 90.5
2021 256 n/a n/a n/a
2022 257 26.5 9.6 84
2023 246 27.0 9.1 82.9

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

Armour Elementary School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPPneumococcal Meningococcal
201596.5%96.2%95.5%95.2%35.9%97.8%96.8%7.1%
201698.3%99.7%99.3%99.3%39.5%99.7%69.2%9.0%7.6%
201797.1%97.5%97.5%97.5%36.8%96.0%97.1%6.1%16.3%
201898.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%38.0%98.6%99.3%13.8%23.6%
201998.1%98.5%98.5%98.5%36.6%97.0%98.5%12.6%23.3%
202485.8%89.1%89.1%89.1%92.1%87.5%87.5%4.6%21.3%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,128 (8.1%) $12,735 (91.9%) $13,863
2020 $918 (6.2%) $13,966 (93.8%) $14,884
2021 $3,355 (19.2%) $14,152 (80.8%) $17,507
2022 $3,355 (19.2%) $14,152 (80.8%) $17,507
2023 $4,360 (20.0%) $17,393 (80.0%) $21,753

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Armour Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1577th of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 1114th of 2077 Elementary schools
 22%
Ranks 1060th of 1356 Middle schoolsRanks 612th of 1367 Middle schools
 33.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Armour Elementary School)38.136.7
 1.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Chicago Public Schools District 299)39.419.7
 19.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.428.8
 7.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Armour Elementary School)23.830
 6.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Chicago Public Schools District 299)32.920.9
 12%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Illinois)40.633
 7.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Armour Elementary School)1017.3
 7.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Chicago Public Schools District 299)23.225
 1.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.735.4
 1.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Armour Elementary School)6.717.4
 10.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Chicago Public Schools District 299)24.116.4
 7.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)33.527.7
 5.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Armour Elementary School)20.833.3
 12.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Chicago Public Schools District 299)24.124.1
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)37.935.2
 2.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Armour Elementary School)8.312.5
 4.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Chicago Public Schools District 299)20.715
 5.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.825.6
 4.2%
5th Grade Science (Armour Elementary School)18.220.8
 2.6%
   5th Grade Science (Chicago Public Schools District 299)40.739.2
 1.5%
   5th Grade Science (Illinois)54.452.4
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Armour Elementary School)3235.7
 3.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Chicago Public Schools District 299)22.824.7
 1.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)3534.2
 0.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Armour Elementary School)1225
 13%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Chicago Public Schools District 299)17.714.6
 3.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)25.323.4
 1.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Armour Elementary School)19.133.4
 14.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Chicago Public Schools District 299)28.229.7
 1.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)41.237.9
 3.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (Armour Elementary School)9.512.5
 3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Chicago Public Schools District 299)21.818.7
 3.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.926.9
 3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Armour Elementary School)16.759.2
 42.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Chicago Public Schools District 299)26.231.3
 5.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)39.640.5
 0.9%
8th Grade Mathematics (Armour Elementary School)11.118.5
 7.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Chicago Public Schools District 299)24.319.5
 4.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)32.625.7
 6.9%
8th Grade Science (Armour Elementary School)5.929.6
 23.7%
   8th Grade Science (Chicago Public Schools 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 Students265246
 7.2%
African American1329
 123.1%
American Indian11
Asian1110
 9.1%
Hispanic211177
 16.1%
Pacific Islander01
White2320
 13%
Two or More Races68
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients78.9%82.9%
 4.1%


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Students at Armour Elementary School are 72% Hispanic, 12% African American, 8% White, 4% Asian, 3% Two or more races.

Armour Elementary School ranks 1114th of 2077 Illinois elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Armour Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : Tilden Career Communty Academy High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 246 students attended Armour Elementary School.


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