Gillespie Elementary School



Gillespie Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Gillespie Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 69
K 67
1 60
2 45
3 63
4 70
5 50
6 62
7 58
8 49
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Gillespie Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Chicago, IL in the City of Chicago School District 299. It enrolls 593 students in grades 1st through 12th. Gillespie Elementary School is the 433rd largest public school in Illinois and the 13,788th largest nationally. It has 17.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 593
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 34.75
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 13,788th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 433rd out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,898th out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 718th out of 2,345

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Gillespie Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 331
(56%)
150,004
(50%)
 Female 262
(44%)
147,201
(50%)

Gillespie Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 578
(97%)
117,242
(39%)
 Hispanic 14
(2%)
136,780
(46%)
 Two or More 1
(0%)
4,546
(2%)
 White 0
(0%)
27,560
(9%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
9,613
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
434
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
1,030
(0%)

Gillespie Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 546
(92%)
244,484
(82%)
 Not Eligible 47
(8%)
42,629
(14%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
10,527
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,547 ranked schools in Illinois, Gillespie Elementary School is ranked 193rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Gillespie Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (92.1%) is significantly 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.

Gillespie Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 695
2006 714
2007 639
2008 547
2009 534
2010 486
2011 589
2012 593

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.1
2006 22.3
2007 20
2008 16.6
2009 19.1
2010 16.8
2011 21
2012 17.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.9568345323741
2006 0.8515406162465
2007 0.99687010954617
2008 0.96343692870201
2009 0.97191011235955
2010 0.97736625514403
2011 0.97283531409168
2012 0.92074198988196

Compare Gillespie Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,710.0% 17.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 92.1%
 

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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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