Shields Elementary School



Shields Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Shields Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 101
K 214
1 177
2 200
3 224
4 215
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Shields Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Chicago, IL in the City of Chicago School District 299. It enrolls 1,131 students in grades 1st through 12th. Shields Elementary School is the 39th largest public school in Illinois and the 601st largest nationally. It has 9.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 1,131
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 9.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 121.92
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 601st out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 39th out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 203rd out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 7th out of 2,345

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Shields Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 581
(51%)
150,004
(50%)
 Female 550
(49%)
147,201
(50%)

Shields Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 1,099
(97%)
136,780
(46%)
 White 17
(2%)
27,560
(9%)
 Black 10
(1%)
117,242
(39%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
1,030
(0%)
 Two or More 1
(0%)
4,546
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
434
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
9,613
(3%)

Shields Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,092
(97%)
244,484
(82%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 29
(3%)
10,527
(4%)
 Not Eligible 10
(1%)
42,629
(14%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,547 ranked schools in Illinois, Shields Elementary School is ranked 29th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Shields Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (99.1%) 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.

Shields Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1822
2006 1799
2007 1816
2008 1847
2009 1879
2010 1847
2011 1797
2012 1131

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.7
2006 22.5
2007 22.1
2008 21.2
2009 20.9
2010 20.5
2011 20.4
2012 9.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.98847420417124
2006 0.98499166203446
2007 1.0132158590308
2008 0.95885219274499
2009 0.97019691325173
2010 0.9837574445046
2011 0.98163606010017
2012 0.99115826702034

Compare Shields Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
930.0% 9.3:1
 
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 99.1%
 

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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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