Southwest Elementary School

Public K-5

 9900 S Central Park Ave
       Evergreen Park, IL  60805-3305


(708) 424-2444

District: Evergreen Park Education Service District 124

SchoolDigger Rank:
483rd of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,030 Help


Students who attend Southwest Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Central Middle School
High:    Evergreen Park High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  300

Racial breakdown:

White:
76.0%
Hispanic:
14.3%
African American:
7.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.3% Help


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Compare Details Southwest Elementary School ranks better than 76.7% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranks first among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Evergreen Park Education Service District 124! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 73.82. (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: White (76%), Hispanic (14.3%), African American (7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 17.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Evergreen Park Education Service District 124. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Southwest Elementary School is 13.5, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Evergreen Park Education Service District 124! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Southwest Elementary School is $16,030. 2 elementary schools in the Evergreen Park Education Service District 124 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Southwest Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Southwest Elementary School 483rd of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Southwest Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Evergreen Park Education Service District 124:

SchoolDigger ranks Evergreen Park Education Service District 124 513th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Southwest Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Southwest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 78.10 416th 2020 79.4%
2004 67.86 756th 2030 62.8%
2005 76.15 443rd 2022 78.1%
2006 71.08 664th 2086 68.2%
2007 77.09 413th 2095 80.3%
2008 81.36 282nd 2092 86.5%
2009 81.00 303rd 2120 85.7%
2010 82.14 252nd 2139 88.2%
2011 79.65 376th 2147 82.5%
2012 71.46 682nd 2166 68.5%
2013 76.00 493rd 2167 77.2%
2014 78.67 429th 2093 79.5%
2015 91.94 153rd 2052 92.5%
2016 93.15 116th 2046 94.3%
2017 90.85 151st 2044 92.6%
2018 92.15 120th 2037 94.1%
2019 86.54 231st 2086 88.9%
2021 82.86 279th 1948 85.7%
2022 71.47 548th 2082 73.7%
2023 73.82 483rd 2077 76.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Southwest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 84.29 97th 1194 91.9%
2023 81.32 141st 1156 87.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Southwest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.00 246th 1765 86.1%
2022 38.81 1054th 1763 40.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Southwest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.50 94th 1964 95.2%
2019 88.37 174th 2019 91.4%
2021 68.46 447th 1680 73.4%
2022 55.53 757th 1970 61.6%
2023 63.71 625th 1957 68.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Southwest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.97 152nd 1972 92.3%
2019 82.35 289th 2019 85.7%
2021 87.52 154th 1707 91.0%
2022 81.39 314th 1977 84.1%
2023 76.86 391st 1984 80.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Southwest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 33.89 624th 954 34.6%
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Rank History for White students at Southwest Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.93 134th 1463 90.8%
2019 75.85 276th 1462 81.1%
2021 78.53 193rd 1308 85.2%
2022 60.71 512th 1425 64.1%
2023 61.06 510th 1419 64.1%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Southwest Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 272 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 272
1990 260 n/a n/a 4 n/a n/a n/a 0 264
1991 262 0 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 266
1992 276 0 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 282
1993 274 0 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 282
1994 271 0 4 8 0 n/a n/a 0 283
1995 323 1 7 9 0 n/a n/a 0 340
1996 323 1 7 9 0 n/a n/a 0 340
1997 317 2 5 9 0 n/a n/a 0 333
1998 327 3 8 14 0 n/a n/a 0 352
1999 335 2 13 13 0 n/a n/a 0 363
2000 334 6 7 14 0 n/a n/a 0 361
2001 321 8 7 8 0 n/a n/a 0 344
2002 307 6 6 27 0 n/a n/a 0 346
2003 307 6 6 27 0 n/a n/a 0 346
2004 320 17 8 23 1 n/a n/a 0 369
2005 332 18 6 25 1 n/a n/a 1 383
2006 316 18 8 27 1 n/a n/a 4 374
2007 298 13 8 25 1 n/a n/a 6 351
2008 282 17 6 29 1 n/a n/a 5 340
2009 275 13 8 23 1 n/a n/a 3 323
2010 262 24 6 29 0 n/a n/a 3 324
2011 268 24 6 26 0 0 6 0 330
2012 271 30 7 44 0 0 6 0 358
2013 306 34 6 40 0 0 5 0 391
2014 290 24 2 32 0 0 4 0 352
2015 272 22 3 38 0 0 5 0 340
2016 254 21 4 32 0 0 9 0 320
2017 247 25 1 35 0 0 11 0 319
2018 244 27 1 33 0 0 12 0 317
2019 231 32 1 40 0 0 10 0 314
2020 233 22 2 40 1 0 10 0 308
2021 283 16 2 49 0 0 9 0 359
2022 268 21 2 44 0 0 9 0 344
2023 228 21 0 43 0 0 8 0 300

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 Southwest Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 272 17.0 16.0 n/a
1990 264 15.0 17.6 n/a
1991 266 15.0 17.7 n/a
1992 282 15.0 18.8 n/a
1993 282 15.9 17.7 n/a
1994 283 16.0 17.7 n/a
1995 340 16.0 21.3 n/a
1996 340 16.0 21.3 n/a
1997 333 18.0 18.5 n/a
1998 352 17.0 20.7 n/a
1999 363 19.5 18.6 n/a
2000 361 21.0 17.2 n/a
2001 344 21.0 16.4 n/a
2002 346 21.0 16.5 11.3
2003 346 21.0 16.5 11.3
2004 369 22.5 16.4 12.7
2005 383 23.0 16.7 15.2
2006 374 23.5 15.9 14.9
2007 351 18.0 19.5 12.2
2008 340 17.0 20.0 12.8
2009 323 23.1 14.0 15
2010 324 23.6 13.7 22.1
2011 330 20.0 16.5 24.8
2012 358 20.0 17.9 22.1
2013 391 37.3 10.4 18.2
2014 352 24.0 14.6 19.6
2015 340 24.0 14.1 24.1
2016 320 26.0 12.3 17.2
2017 319 24.5 13.0 19.1
2018 317 25.0 12.6 19.6
2019 314 25.1 12.4 18.8
2020 308 25.5 12.0 17.5
2021 359 n/a n/a n/a
2022 344 24.5 14.0 12.8
2023 300 22.0 13.5 17.3

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 Southwest Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 272 17.0 16.0 n/a
1990 264 15.0 17.6 n/a
1991 266 15.0 17.7 n/a
1992 282 15.0 18.8 n/a
1993 282 15.9 17.7 n/a
1994 283 16.0 17.7 n/a
1995 340 16.0 21.3 n/a
1996 340 16.0 21.3 n/a
1997 333 18.0 18.5 n/a
1998 352 17.0 20.7 n/a
1999 363 19.5 18.6 n/a
2000 361 21.0 17.2 n/a
2001 344 21.0 16.4 n/a
2002 346 21.0 16.5 11.3
2003 346 21.0 16.5 11.3
2004 369 22.5 16.4 12.7
2005 383 23.0 16.7 15.2
2006 374 23.5 15.9 14.9
2007 351 18.0 19.5 12.2
2008 340 17.0 20.0 12.8
2009 323 23.1 14.0 15
2010 324 23.6 13.7 22.1
2011 330 20.0 16.5 24.8
2012 358 20.0 17.9 22.1
2013 391 37.3 10.4 18.2
2014 352 24.0 14.6 19.6
2015 340 24.0 14.1 24.1
2016 320 26.0 12.3 17.2
2017 319 24.5 13.0 19.1
2018 317 25.0 12.6 19.6
2019 314 25.1 12.4 18.8
2020 308 25.5 12.0 17.5
2021 359 n/a n/a n/a
2022 344 24.5 14.0 12.8
2023 300 22.0 13.5 17.3

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

Southwest Elementary School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPPneumococcal
201597.7%97.7%97.7%97.7%12.7%97.1%97.7%
201696.7%95.7%95.7%95.7%96.4%96.7%
201799.1%97.9%97.9%97.9%5.1%97.0%98.5%5.1%
201898.1%97.8%97.8%97.8%97.8%98.1%
201998.4%96.8%96.8%96.8%96.2%98.4%
202198.1%98.4%98.4%98.4%98.1%97.8%97.8%
202297.7%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%97.7%
202396.7%97.4%97.4%97.4%97.1%96.7%96.7%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Southwest Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $200 (1.4%) $13,842 (98.6%) $14,042
2020 $264 (1.8%) $14,056 (98.2%) $14,320
2021 $992 (7.1%) $12,898 (92.9%) $13,891
2022 $992 (7.1%) $12,898 (92.9%) $13,891
2023 $1,198 (7.5%) $14,832 (92.5%) $16,030

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Southwest Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 231st of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 483rd of 2077 Elementary schools
 12.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Southwest Elementary School)47.343.8
 3.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Evergreen Park Education Service District 124)49.225.9
 23.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.428.8
 7.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Southwest Elementary School)61.864.6
 2.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Evergreen Park Education Service District 124)57.430.7
 26.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Illinois)40.633
 7.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Southwest Elementary School)60.839.7
 21.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Evergreen Park Education Service District 124)54.121.9
 32.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.735.4
 1.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Southwest Elementary School)56.818.9
 37.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Evergreen Park Education Service District 124)44.910.1
 34.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)33.527.7
 5.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Southwest Elementary School)56.350
 6.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Evergreen Park Education Service District 124)41.739.4
 2.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)37.935.2
 2.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Southwest Elementary School)62.546.9
 15.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Evergreen Park Education Service District 124)35.724
 11.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.825.6
 4.2%
5th Grade Science (Southwest Elementary School)77.663.6
 14%
   5th Grade Science (Evergreen Park Education Service District 124)60.954.8
 6.1%
   5th Grade Science (Illinois)54.452.4
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students314300
 4.5%
African American3221
 34.4%
American Indian00
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic4043
 7.5%
Pacific Islander00
White231228
 1.3%
Two or More Races108
 20%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients18.8%17.3%
 1.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Southwest Elementary School

Students at Southwest Elementary School are 76% White, 14% Hispanic, 7% African American, 3% Two or more races.

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

Middle : Central Middle School
High : Evergreen Park High School

Southwest Elementary School ranks 483rd of 2077 Illinois elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 300 students attended Southwest Elementary School.


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