Ward J Elementary School



Ward J Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ward J Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 36
K 58
1 61
2 60
3 63
4 62
5 52
6 61
7 42
8 45
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ward J Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Chicago, IL in the City of Chicago School District 299. It enrolls 540 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ward J Elementary School is the 569th largest public school in Illinois and the 18,342nd largest nationally. It has 19.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 540
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 27.85
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 18,342nd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 569th out of 2,428
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 2,123rd out of 2,415
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,013th out of 2,415

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Ward J Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 270
(50%)
148,447
(51%)
 Female 270
(50%)
145,297
(49%)

Ward J Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Asian 345
(64%)
10,422
(4%)
 Black 99
(18%)
113,125
(39%)
 Hispanic 58
(11%)
136,960
(47%)
 White 30
(6%)
28,538
(10%)
 Two or More 7
(1%)
3,538
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
520
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
641
(0%)

Ward J Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 438
(81%)
247,049
(84%)
 Not Eligible 102
(19%)
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, Ward J Elementary School is ranked 321st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ward J Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (81.1%) 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.

Ward J Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 468
2006 427
2007 424
2008 454
2009 436
2010 443
2011 486
2012 499
2013 516
2014 512
2015 540

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13
2006 14.7
2007 17
2008 15.4
2009 15
2010 17.7
2011 18
2012 13.4
2013 16.1
2014 17.2
2015 19.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.90384615384615
2006 0.92740046838407
2007 0.88915094339623
2008 0.85462555066079
2009 0.90366972477064
2010 0.88713318284424
2011 0.88271604938272
2012 0.86372745490982
2013 0.83720930232558
2014 0.880859375
2015 0.81111111111111

Compare Ward J Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,493.2% 14.9:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,940.0% 19.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.9%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 81.1%
 

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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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