Shields Elementary School



Shields Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Shields Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 130
K 154
1 186
2 207
3 182
4 134
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 993 students in grades 1st through 12th. Shields Elementary School is the 59th largest public school in Illinois and the 1,404th largest nationally. It has 19.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 993
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 50.51
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,404th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 59th out of 2,428
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 2,168th out of 2,415
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 95th out of 2,415

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Shields Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 500
(50%)
145,297
(49%)
 Male 493
(50%)
148,447
(51%)

Shields Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 966
(97%)
136,960
(47%)
 White 19
(2%)
28,538
(10%)
 Black 6
(1%)
113,125
(39%)
 Two or More 2
(0%)
3,538
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
520
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
10,422
(4%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
641
(0%)

Shields Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 977
(98%)
247,049
(84%)
 Not Eligible 16
(2%)
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, Shields Elementary School is ranked 38th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Shields Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (98.4%) is significantly 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.

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
2013 1044
2014 1047
2015 993

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
2013 17.8
2014 20.5
2015 19.7

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
2013 0.99521072796935
2014 0.99235912129895
2015 0.98388721047331

Compare Shields Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,493.2% 14.9:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,970.0% 19.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.9%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 98.4%
 

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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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