Ward J Elementary School

Public PK, KG-8

 2701 S Shields Ave
       Chicago, IL  60616-2624


 (773) 534-9050

District: City Of Chicago School District 299

SchoolDigger Rank:
394th of 2,063 Illinois Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  19.2
Number of students:  540
Kindergartners immunized:  90.9%

Racial breakdown:
Asian:
63.9%
African American:
18.3%
Hispanic:
10.7%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  81.1%

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We updated the 2016-17 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, Ward J Elementary School ranked better than 80.9% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranked 44th among 419 ranked elementary schools in the City Of Chicago School District 299. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 78.65. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017, Ward J Elementary School ranked better than 86.2% of middle schools in Illinois. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.05. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (63.9%), African American (18.3%), Hispanic (10.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 81.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Compare Details 90.9% of the Kindergarten students at Ward J Elementary School have met state immunization requirements. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ward J Elementary School is 19.2. 293 elementary schools in the City Of Chicago School District 299 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Ward J Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ward J Elementary School 394th of 2063 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Ward J Elementary School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Ward J Elementary School 180th of 1304 Illinois public middle schools. (See Ward J Elementary School in the ranking list.)

City Of Chicago School District 299:

SchoolDigger ranks City Of Chicago School District 299 615th of 779 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ward J Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 40.48 1327th 1954 32.1%
2004 37.18 1409th 1960 28.1%
2005 18.36 1680th 1951 13.9%
2006 38.35 1474th 2010 26.7%
2007 42.59 1390th 2017 31.1%
2008 49.48 1218th 2015 39.6%
2009 61.37 959th 2041 53.0%
2010 69.74 711th 2060 65.5%
2011 66.03 825th 2069 60.1%
2012 63.34 909th 2084 56.4%
2013 68.10 692nd 2085 66.8%
2014 69.74 619th 2015 69.3%
2015 74.84 434th 2051 78.8%
2016 82.35 334th 2078 83.9%
2017 78.65 394th 2063 80.9%

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

Rank History for Ward J Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 32.83 851st 1192 28.6%
2004 35.15 839th 1211 30.7%
2005 41.66 791st 1216 35.0%
2006 60.58 563rd 1279 56.0%
2007 68.29 437th 1294 66.2%
2008 41.36 863rd 1300 33.6%
2009 45.76 839th 1327 36.8%
2010 55.17 713th 1336 46.6%
2011 69.26 448th 1353 66.9%
2012 73.21 360th 1374 73.8%
2013 77.90 266th 1375 80.7%
2014 70.78 364th 1331 72.7%
2015 75.63 252nd 1291 80.5%
2016 65.00 372nd 1309 71.6%
2017 84.05 180th 1304 86.2%

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 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 1 322
1989 42 97 106 36 n/a n/a n/a 1 281
1990 38 124 117 47 n/a n/a n/a 1 326
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

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 Fulltime 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

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 Ward J Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime 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

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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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 447 19 n/a n/a n/a
Total 2010 414 30 n/a n/a n/a
Total 2011 409 41 n/a n/a n/a
Polio 2009 463 0 0 0 3
Polio 2010 442 2 0 0 0
Polio 2011 431 19 0 0 0
DTP 2009 459 1 0 0 6
DTP 2010 436 7 0 0 1
DTP 2011 435 15 0 0 0
Measles 2009 458 2 0 0 6
Measles 2010 435 9 0 0 0
Measles 2011 431 17 0 0 2
Mumps 2009 466 0 0 0 0
Mumps 2010 443 1 0 0 0
Mumps 2011 446 4 0 0 0
Rubella 2009 466 0 0 0 0
Rubella 2010 443 1 0 0 0
Rubella 2011 446 4 0 0 0
Hepatitus B 2009 224 4 0 0 3
Hepatitus B 2010 226 3 0 0 0
Hepatitus B 2011 236 0 0 0 0
HiB 2009 35 0 0 0 0
HiB 2010 40 0 0 0 0
HiB 2011 39 0 0 0 1
Chickenpox 2009 356 1 0 0 0
Chickenpox 2010 381 6 0 0 0
Chickenpox 2011 446 4 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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