Dirksen Elementary School



Dirksen Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Dirksen Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 58
K 95
1 93
2 76
3 91
4 64
5 81
6 62
7 76
8 78
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 774 students in grades 1st through 12th. Dirksen Elementary School is the 167th largest public school in Illinois and the 4,834th largest nationally. It has 17.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 774
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 43.28
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 4,834th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 167th out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 2,011th out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 406th out of 2,345

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Dirksen Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 442
(57%)
150,004
(50%)
 Female 332
(43%)
147,201
(50%)

Dirksen Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 539
(70%)
27,560
(9%)
 Hispanic 97
(13%)
136,780
(46%)
 Asian 59
(8%)
9,613
(3%)
 Two or More 52
(7%)
4,546
(2%)
 Black 24
(3%)
117,242
(39%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
1,030
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
434
(0%)

Dirksen Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 474
(61%)
244,484
(82%)
 Not Eligible 187
(24%)
42,629
(14%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 113
(15%)
10,527
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,547 ranked schools in Illinois, Dirksen Elementary School is ranked 164th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Dirksen Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (75.8%) is higher than the state average of 54.0%. 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

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

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

Compare Dirksen Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,790.0% 17.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 75.8%
 

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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 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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