Dirksen Elementary School



Dirksen Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Dirksen Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 57
K 108
1 114
2 81
3 114
4 89
5 67
6 86
7 66
8 74
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Dirksen Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Chicago, IL in the City of Chicago School District 299. It enrolls 856 students in grades 1st through 12th. Dirksen Elementary School is the 103rd largest public school in Illinois and the 3,126th largest nationally. It has 20.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 856
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 41.65
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 3,126th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 103rd out of 2,428
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 2,262nd out of 2,415
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 250th out of 2,415

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Dirksen Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 442
(52%)
148,447
(51%)
 Female 414
(48%)
145,297
(49%)

Dirksen Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 596
(70%)
28,538
(10%)
 Hispanic 147
(17%)
136,960
(47%)
 Asian 72
(8%)
10,422
(4%)
 Black 30
(4%)
113,125
(39%)
 Two or More 5
(1%)
3,538
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 4
(0%)
520
(0%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
641
(0%)

Dirksen Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 656
(77%)
247,049
(84%)
 Not Eligible 200
(23%)
46,387
(16%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
308
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,421 ranked schools in Illinois, Dirksen Elementary School is ranked 120th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Dirksen Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (76.6%) is higher than the state average of 52.9%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Dirksen Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 625
2006 629
2007 626
2008 709
2009 723
2010 744
2011 778
2012 774
2013 807
2014 833
2015 856

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.3
2006 19.7
2007 16.9
2008 17.9
2009 18.5
2010 19.6
2011 21
2012 17.9
2013 19
2014 18.6
2015 20.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.6064
2006 0.59777424483307
2007 0.56070287539936
2008 0.56840620592384
2009 0.70124481327801
2010 0.71639784946237
2011 0.76478149100257
2012 0.75839793281654
2013 0.75960346964064
2014 0.79831932773109
2015 0.76635514018692

Compare Dirksen Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,493.2% 14.9:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,060.0% 20.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.9%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 76.6%
 

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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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