Ward J Elementary School

Summary:

Ward J Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 515 students in grades PK-8 in Chicago, Illinois, which is part of the City of Chicago School District 299. This school stands out for its exceptional academic performance, diverse student population, and success in supporting low-income and English Language Learner (ELL) students.

Ward J Elementary School consistently outperforms the district and state in standardized test scores, with 58.5% of 7th-grade students proficient or better in ELA, compared to 29.7% in the district and 37.9% in the state. The school has a significantly higher percentage of Asian students (77.48%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 0.41% to 53.12% Asian students. Despite having a high percentage of students (79.42%) who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a relatively low-income student population, these students perform exceptionally well, ranking in the top 10% of Illinois elementary schools for this subgroup. The school's ELL students also perform exceptionally well, ranking in the top 20% of Illinois elementary schools for this subgroup.

The success of Ward J Elementary School is particularly noteworthy given the racial disparities observed in the surrounding schools, which have much higher percentages of African American and Hispanic students. This suggests potential issues with equity and access to high-performing schools in the area. While the school has relatively low chronic absenteeism rates compared to the district and state, the trend has been increasing in recent years, from 0.6% in 2019-2020 to 8.5% in 2022-2023, which is an area the school may want to monitor and address. Additionally, the school has seen a significant increase in spending per student, from $11,055 in 2019-2020 to $15,459 in 2022-2023, and it would be interesting to investigate how this additional funding has been allocated and its impact on student outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-8

 2701 S Shields Ave
       Chicago, IL  60616-2624


(773) 534-9050

District: Chicago Public Schools District 299

SchoolDigger Rank:
757th of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,459 Help


Students who attend Ward J Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Phillips Academy High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.8 Help
Number of students:  515

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
77.5%
Hispanic:
9.5%
African American:
7.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  79.4% Help


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Compare Details Ward J Elementary School ranks better than 63.6% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranks 66th 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 59.21. (See more...)
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Compare Details Ward J Elementary School ranks better than 80.5% of middle schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.71. (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: Asian (77.5%), Hispanic (9.5%), African American (7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 79.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ward J Elementary School is 15.8. 380 elementary schools in the Chicago Public Schools District 299 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ward J Elementary School is $15,459. 405 elementary schools in the Chicago Public Schools District 299 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ward J Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ward J Elementary School 757th of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Ward J Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


English Language Learner students:
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Low Socio Economic Status students:
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Asian students:

SchoolDigger ranks Ward J Elementary School 266th of 1367 Illinois public middle schools. (See Ward J 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 Ward J Elementary School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Ward J Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 40.48 1380th 2020 31.7%
2004 37.18 1467th 2030 27.7%
2005 18.36 1751st 2022 13.4%
2006 38.35 1538th 2086 26.3%
2007 42.59 1453rd 2095 30.6%
2008 49.48 1277th 2092 39.0%
2009 61.37 1010th 2120 52.4%
2010 69.74 743rd 2139 65.3%
2011 66.03 864th 2147 59.8%
2012 63.34 952nd 2166 56.0%
2013 68.10 720th 2167 66.8%
2014 69.74 636th 2093 69.6%
2015 74.84 434th 2052 78.8%
2016 78.94 386th 2046 81.1%
2017 78.03 408th 2044 80.0%
2018 74.12 469th 2037 77.0%
2019 78.79 380th 2086 81.8%
2021 53.78 782nd 1948 59.9%
2022 55.45 834th 2082 59.9%
2023 59.21 757th 2077 63.6%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Ward J Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.97 88th 718 87.7%
2019 89.73 23rd 743 96.9%
2021 50.24 169th 537 68.5%
2022 64.56 146th 768 81.0%
2023 75.00 82nd 788 89.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Ward J Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 44.79 484th 1113 56.5%
2023 59.41 350th 1156 69.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Ward J Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.38 42nd 1765 97.6%
2019 95.11 23rd 1816 98.7%
2021 80.08 127th 1514 91.6%
2022 79.83 167th 1763 90.5%
2023 81.57 160th 1808 91.2%
See the entire list of Best Illinois Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for elementary school Female students at Ward J Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.65 559th 1964 71.5%
2019 76.46 403rd 2019 80.0%
2021 45.69 828th 1680 50.7%
2022 48.15 900th 1970 54.3%
2023 51.71 849th 1957 56.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Ward J Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.68 403rd 1972 79.6%
2019 78.47 356th 2019 82.4%
2021 53.30 670th 1707 60.7%
2022 57.45 739th 1977 62.6%
2023 63.39 606th 1984 69.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at Ward J Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.58 188th 242 22.3%
2019 34.66 181st 243 25.5%
2021 7.18 129th 134 3.7%
2022 11.41 210th 226 7.1%
2023 16.38 214th 237 9.7%
See the entire list of Best Illinois Elementary Schools for Asian Students!

Rank History for elementary school African American students at Ward J Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.98 355th 698 49.1%
2019 57.68 221st 711 68.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Ward J Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 75.50 124th 955 87.0%
2022 43.84 485th 954 49.2%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Ward J Elementary School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Ward J Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 32.83 850th 1185 28.3%
2004 35.15 838th 1204 30.4%
2005 41.66 790th 1209 34.7%
2006 60.58 563rd 1272 55.7%
2007 68.29 436th 1287 66.1%
2008 41.36 862nd 1293 33.3%
2009 45.76 836th 1318 36.6%
2010 55.17 710th 1327 46.5%
2011 69.26 445th 1344 66.9%
2012 73.21 358th 1365 73.8%
2013 77.90 266th 1367 80.5%
2014 70.78 363rd 1322 72.5%
2015 75.63 253rd 1302 80.6%
2016 63.07 397th 1294 69.3%
2017 82.46 192nd 1293 85.2%
2018 81.61 195th 1293 84.9%
2019 81.98 207th 1356 84.7%
2021 70.09 291st 1241 76.6%
2022 65.56 381st 1369 72.2%
2023 75.71 266th 1367 80.5%
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Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at Ward J Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.28 34th 285 88.1%
2019 80.40 11th 339 96.8%
2021 67.29 22nd 277 92.1%
2022 65.95 54th 454 88.1%
2023 80.21 26th 480 94.6%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Ward J Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.23 48th 1161 95.9%
2019 94.71 26th 1217 97.9%
2021 89.97 43rd 1019 95.8%
2022 87.16 59th 1221 95.2%
2023 92.32 33rd 1234 97.3%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Ward J Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.50 162nd 1226 86.8%
2019 84.25 154th 1276 87.9%
2021 64.07 302nd 1017 70.3%
2022 61.69 399th 1286 69.0%
2023 72.79 275th 1275 78.4%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Ward J Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.41 238th 1223 80.5%
2019 77.28 233rd 1296 82.0%
2021 70.57 233rd 1048 77.8%
2022 66.63 337th 1286 73.8%
2023 73.67 256th 1292 80.2%
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Rank History for middle school Asian students at Ward J Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.48 132nd 209 36.8%
2019 33.70 142nd 201 29.4%
2021 26.78 85th 112 24.1%
2022 22.37 168th 198 15.2%
2023 29.85 148th 192 22.9%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Ward J Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 69.71 104th 565 81.6%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Ward J Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 75.39 101st 662 84.7%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Ward J Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 45 114 121 42 n/a n/a n/a 0 322
1989 42 97 106 36 n/a n/a n/a 0 281
1990 38 124 117 47 n/a n/a n/a 0 326
1991 47 98 139 37 0 n/a n/a 0 321
1992 42 98 151 45 0 n/a n/a 0 336
1993 40 94 156 46 0 n/a n/a 0 336
1994 51 98 174 44 0 n/a n/a 0 367
1995 78 87 178 55 0 n/a n/a 0 398
1996 78 87 178 55 0 n/a n/a 0 398
1997 83 95 194 49 4 n/a n/a 0 425
1998 82 81 206 69 0 n/a n/a 0 438
1999 64 60 227 73 0 n/a n/a 0 424
2000 81 78 234 71 0 n/a n/a 0 464
2001 59 67 248 70 0 n/a n/a 0 444
2002 59 78 264 68 2 n/a n/a 0 471
2003 59 78 264 68 2 n/a n/a 0 471
2004 52 92 236 70 17 n/a n/a 0 467
2005 50 101 269 75 0 n/a n/a 0 495
2006 34 97 285 52 0 n/a n/a 34 502
2007 29 72 273 53 0 n/a n/a 23 450
2008 24 60 283 55 2 n/a n/a 27 451
2009 26 65 304 59 0 n/a n/a 0 454
2010 20 85 279 52 0 n/a n/a 0 436
2011 13 87 257 60 4 0 22 0 443
2012 14 99 297 63 4 0 9 0 486
2013 21 106 301 61 3 0 7 0 499
2014 24 116 308 62 0 1 5 0 516
2015 26 104 316 56 0 1 9 0 512
2016 30 99 345 58 0 1 7 0 540
2017 41 85 368 58 0 0 3 0 555
2018 34 81 401 66 1 0 4 0 587
2019 34 76 385 55 2 0 3 0 555
2020 37 69 400 56 2 0 2 0 566
2021 49 59 409 58 0 0 3 0 578
2022 36 44 400 52 0 0 2 0 534
2023 27 36 399 49 1 0 3 0 515

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 Ward J Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 322 29.0 11.1 n/a
1989 281 31.0 9.0 n/a
1990 326 31.0 10.5 n/a
1991 321 31.0 10.3 n/a
1992 336 29.0 11.5 n/a
1993 336 30.0 11.2 n/a
1994 367 27.0 13.6 n/a
1995 398 25.0 15.9 n/a
1996 398 25.0 15.9 n/a
1997 425 27.0 15.7 n/a
1998 438 27.0 16.2 n/a
1999 424 25.0 17.0 n/a
2000 464 25.0 18.6 n/a
2001 444 27.0 16.4 n/a
2002 471 26.0 18.1 87.5
2003 471 26.0 18.1 87.5
2004 467 30.0 15.6 91.6
2005 495 31.9 15.5 83.4
2006 502 35.9 14.0 90.4
2007 450 29.0 15.5 92.7
2008 451 25.0 18.0 88.9
2009 454 29.5 15.4 85.5
2010 436 29.0 15.0 90.4
2011 443 25.0 17.7 88.7
2012 486 27.0 18.0 88.3
2013 499 37.1 13.4 86.4
2014 516 32.0 16.1 83.9
2015 512 30.0 17.0 88.1
2016 540 28.0 19.2 81.1
2017 555 26.0 21.3 83.2
2018 587 28.4 20.6 83.3
2019 555 30.0 18.5 81.3
2020 566 29.0 19.5 77.7
2021 578 n/a n/a n/a
2022 534 33.0 16.1 77.9
2023 515 32.5 15.8 79.4

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 Ward J Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 322 29.0 11.1 n/a
1989 281 31.0 9.0 n/a
1990 326 31.0 10.5 n/a
1991 321 31.0 10.3 n/a
1992 336 29.0 11.5 n/a
1993 336 30.0 11.2 n/a
1994 367 27.0 13.6 n/a
1995 398 25.0 15.9 n/a
1996 398 25.0 15.9 n/a
1997 425 27.0 15.7 n/a
1998 438 27.0 16.2 n/a
1999 424 25.0 17.0 n/a
2000 464 25.0 18.6 n/a
2001 444 27.0 16.4 n/a
2002 471 26.0 18.1 87.5
2003 471 26.0 18.1 87.5
2004 467 30.0 15.6 91.6
2005 495 31.9 15.5 83.4
2006 502 35.9 14.0 90.4
2007 450 29.0 15.5 92.7
2008 451 25.0 18.0 88.9
2009 454 29.5 15.4 85.5
2010 436 29.0 15.0 90.4
2011 443 25.0 17.7 88.7
2012 486 27.0 18.0 88.3
2013 499 37.1 13.4 86.4
2014 516 32.0 16.1 83.9
2015 512 30.0 17.0 88.1
2016 540 28.0 19.2 81.1
2017 555 26.0 21.3 83.2
2018 587 28.4 20.6 83.3
2019 555 30.0 18.5 81.3
2020 566 29.0 19.5 77.7
2021 578 n/a n/a n/a
2022 534 33.0 16.1 77.9
2023 515 32.5 15.8 79.4

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

Ward J Elementary School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPPneumococcal Meningococcal
201599.4%98.9%97.0%97.5%31.2%98.9%99.4%5.9%
201699.1%99.1%99.5%99.5%33.9%99.1%73.2%7.1%9.5%
201798.8%98.6%98.8%98.8%33.6%97.4%98.6%6.7%17.7%
201899.8%99.7%99.7%99.8%34.6%99.7%99.7%6.7%27.7%
201999.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%33.0%99.5%99.1%3.6%29.4%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $934 (8.8%) $9,668 (91.2%) $10,602
2020 $698 (6.3%) $10,356 (93.7%) $11,054
2021 $2,017 (16.0%) $10,585 (84.0%) $12,603
2022 $2,017 (16.0%) $10,585 (84.0%) $12,603
2023 $2,782 (18.0%) $12,677 (82.0%) $15,459

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ward J Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 380th of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 757th of 2077 Elementary schools
 18.2%
Ranks 207th of 1356 Middle schoolsRanks 266th of 1367 Middle schools
 4.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ward J Elementary School)6110.7
 50.3%
   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 (Ward J Elementary School)59.423.2
 36.2%
   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 (Ward J Elementary School)40.335.9
 4.4%
   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 (Ward J Elementary School)54.841.5
 13.3%
   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 (Ward J Elementary School)37.145.9
 8.8%
   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 (Ward J Elementary School)54.821.3
 33.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Chicago Public Schools District 299)20.715
 5.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.825.6
 4.2%
5th Grade Science (Ward J Elementary School)66.170.5
 4.4%
   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 (Ward J Elementary School)50.740.3
 10.4%
   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 (Ward J Elementary School)43.130.6
 12.5%
   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 (Ward J Elementary School)45.358.5
 13.2%
   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 (Ward J Elementary School)6652.9
 13.1%
   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 (Ward J Elementary School)47.841.1
 6.7%
   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 (Ward J Elementary School)65.346.4
 18.9%
   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 (Ward J Elementary School)62.556.1
 6.4%
   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 Students555515
 7.2%
African American7636
 52.6%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian385399
 3.6%
Hispanic5549
 10.9%
Pacific Islander00
White3427
 20.6%
Two or More Races33
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients81.3%79.4%
 1.8%


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Ward J Elementary School ranks 757th of 2077 Illinois elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Ward J Elementary School are 77% Asian, 10% Hispanic, 7% African American, 5% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 515 students attended Ward J Elementary School.


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