Dirksen Elementary School

Public PK, KG-8

 8601 W Foster Ave
       Chicago, IL  60656-2721


 (773) 534-1090

District: City of Chicago School District 299

SchoolDigger Rank:
422nd of 2,100 Illinois Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  24.9
Number of students:  944

Immunizations:

Measles:
96.7%
Polio:
95.9%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
73.6%
Asian:
12.6%
Hispanic:
10.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  77.9%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Dirksen Elementary School ranked better than 79.9% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranked 39th among 451 ranked elementary schools in the City of Chicago School District 299. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.81. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019, Dirksen Elementary School ranked better than 82% of middle schools in Illinois. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 77.9. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (73.6%), Asian (12.6%), Hispanic (10.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 77.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dirksen Elementary School is 24.9. 413 elementary schools in the City of Chicago School District 299 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Dirksen Elementary School employs 37.7 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Dirksen Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Dirksen Elementary School 422nd of 2100 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Dirksen Elementary School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Dirksen Elementary School 249th of 1380 Illinois public middle schools. (See Dirksen Elementary School in the ranking list.)

City of Chicago School District 299:

SchoolDigger ranks City of Chicago School District 299 692nd of 813 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Dirksen Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 53.55 1144th 2020 43.4%
2004 62.81 902nd 2030 55.6%
2005 59.04 1007th 2022 50.2%
2006 73.90 549th 2086 73.7%
2007 71.77 637th 2095 69.6%
2008 63.64 938th 2092 55.2%
2009 41.52 1441st 2120 32.0%
2010 53.39 1213th 2139 43.3%
2011 62.98 961st 2147 55.2%
2012 64.20 930th 2166 57.1%
2013 63.84 835th 2167 61.5%
2014 69.38 643rd 2093 69.3%
2015 75.98 420th 2052 79.5%
2016 77.23 422nd 2079 79.7%
2017 83.63 297th 2064 85.6%
2018 81.48 329th 2045 83.9%
2019 76.81 422nd 2100 79.9%

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

Rank History for Dirksen Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 72.41 346th 1185 70.8%
2004 62.62 511th 1204 57.6%
2005 67.78 452nd 1209 62.6%
2006 75.15 301st 1272 76.3%
2007 74.19 310th 1287 75.9%
2008 65.04 519th 1293 59.9%
2009 53.96 713th 1318 45.9%
2010 50.47 779th 1327 41.3%
2011 54.72 710th 1344 47.2%
2012 49.45 808th 1365 40.8%
2013 74.38 317th 1367 76.8%
2014 76.14 280th 1322 78.8%
2015 75.96 249th 1302 80.9%
2016 71.82 301st 1322 77.2%
2017 70.08 315th 1304 75.8%
2018 76.53 249th 1285 80.6%
2019 77.90 249th 1380 82.0%

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 Dirksen Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 261 163 42 63 1 n/a n/a 0 530
1989 293 146 48 85 1 n/a n/a 0 573
1990 322 120 50 95 n/a n/a n/a 1 587
1991 309 112 51 96 0 n/a n/a 0 568
1992 309 117 51 87 2 n/a n/a 0 566
1993 283 111 46 109 11 n/a n/a 0 560
1994 259 116 42 108 3 n/a n/a 0 528
1995 272 103 47 120 2 n/a n/a 0 544
1996 272 103 47 120 2 n/a n/a 0 544
1997 291 90 32 123 2 n/a n/a 0 538
1998 327 70 32 116 2 n/a n/a 0 547
1999 375 46 41 97 3 n/a n/a 0 562
2000 394 38 38 88 2 n/a n/a 0 560
2001 413 43 33 84 8 n/a n/a 0 581
2002 507 31 38 70 3 n/a n/a 0 649
2003 507 31 38 70 3 n/a n/a 0 649
2004 486 29 37 84 6 n/a n/a 0 642
2005 481 28 34 87 3 n/a n/a 0 633
2006 471 39 39 76 0 n/a n/a 20 645
2007 494 28 49 57 1 n/a n/a 15 644
2008 465 33 53 75 0 n/a n/a 22 648
2009 532 30 57 90 0 n/a n/a 1 710
2010 536 37 61 89 0 n/a n/a 1 724
2011 528 31 53 118 2 1 11 0 744
2012 541 32 52 108 3 1 41 0 778
2013 539 24 59 97 3 0 52 0 774
2014 536 26 60 97 3 1 85 0 808
2015 593 29 72 129 2 2 6 0 833
2016 596 30 72 147 2 4 5 0 856
2017 604 27 92 133 2 5 9 0 872
2018 695 22 119 99 1 4 4 0 944

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 Dirksen Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 530 24.0 22.0 n/a
1989 573 23.0 24.9 n/a
1990 587 25.0 23.4 n/a
1991 568 29.0 19.5 n/a
1992 566 30.0 18.8 n/a
1993 560 28.0 20.0 n/a
1994 528 25.0 21.1 n/a
1995 544 32.0 17.0 n/a
1996 544 32.0 17.0 n/a
1997 538 33.0 16.3 n/a
1998 547 30.0 18.2 n/a
1999 562 32.0 17.6 n/a
2000 560 30.0 18.7 n/a
2001 581 34.0 17.1 n/a
2002 649 33.0 19.7 51.6
2003 649 33.0 19.7 51.6
2004 642 31.8 20.2 59.5
2005 633 38.9 16.3 60.0
2006 645 40.9 15.8 60.6
2007 644 32.0 20.1 59.8
2008 648 37.0 17.5 56.1
2009 710 39.5 18.0 56.8
2010 724 39.0 18.5 70.1
2011 744 38.0 19.5 71.6
2012 778 37.0 21.0 76.5
2013 774 43.2 17.8 75.8
2014 808 42.5 19.0 76.4
2015 833 45.0 18.5 79.8
2016 856 42.0 20.3 76.6
2017 872 38.3 22.7 79.5
2018 944 37.7 24.9 77.9

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 Dirksen Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 530 24.0 22.0 n/a
1989 573 23.0 24.9 n/a
1990 587 25.0 23.4 n/a
1991 568 29.0 19.5 n/a
1992 566 30.0 18.8 n/a
1993 560 28.0 20.0 n/a
1994 528 25.0 21.1 n/a
1995 544 32.0 17.0 n/a
1996 544 32.0 17.0 n/a
1997 538 33.0 16.3 n/a
1998 547 30.0 18.2 n/a
1999 562 32.0 17.6 n/a
2000 560 30.0 18.7 n/a
2001 581 34.0 17.1 n/a
2002 649 33.0 19.7 51.6
2003 649 33.0 19.7 51.6
2004 642 31.8 20.2 59.5
2005 633 38.9 16.3 60.0
2006 645 40.9 15.8 60.6
2007 644 32.0 20.1 59.8
2008 648 37.0 17.5 56.1
2009 710 39.5 18.0 56.8
2010 724 39.0 18.5 70.1
2011 744 38.0 19.5 71.6
2012 778 37.0 21.0 76.5
2013 774 43.2 17.8 75.8
2014 808 42.5 19.0 76.4
2015 833 45.0 18.5 79.8
2016 856 42.0 20.3 76.6
2017 872 38.3 22.7 79.5
2018 944 37.7 24.9 77.9

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

Dirksen Elementary School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPPneumococcal Meningococcal
201592.5%93.1%92.9%92.8%30.5%93.3%92.6%6.1%
201689.9%91.5%91.5%91.5%31.7%91.6%65.6%6.3%5.7%
201793.0%93.6%93.7%93.7%28.1%92.1%93.0%5.1%13.0%
201892.8%93.0%93.0%93.1%29.9%91.3%93.2%7.4%19.4%
201995.9%96.7%96.9%96.8%34.5%95.8%96.9%8.0%22.8%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education.

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