Farnsworth Elementary School

5414 North Linder Ave, Chicago, IL 60630 | (773) 534-3535
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Student Enrollment: 562
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Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 5414 N Linder Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
  • Principal or Admin: Dr Catherine M Wells
School District Details
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $10,392
  • Graduation Rate: 63.8%
  • Dropout Rate: 16.3%
  • Students Per Teacher: 17.8
  • Enrolled Students: 406,068

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 562
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 41.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.7
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 280 (49.8%)
  • Females: 282 (50.2%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 69 (12.3%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 262 (46.6%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 331 (58.9%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Farnsworth Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.4%
Black193.4%
Asian549.6%
Hispanic22339.7%
White26447.0%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Farnsworth Elementary School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten7513.3%
Kindergarten5610.0%
1st Grade5610.0%
2nd Grade376.6%
3rd Grade5610.0%
4th Grade6511.6%
5th Grade5810.3%
6th Grade427.5%
7th Grade5810.3%
8th Grade5910.5%
Attendance, Graduation, and Dropout Rates (2010)
Attendance Rate
School:
94.0%
District:
91.5%
State:
93.9%
Source: IL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Farnsworth Elementary School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on ISAT state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
AYP Information (2010)
Making AYP For Reading Composite: Yes
Reading Composite Percentage
School:
76.2%
District:
62.1%
State:
74.4%
Making AYP For Math Composite: Yes
Math Composite Percentage
School:
83.3%
District:
70.6%
State:
80.5%

ISAT - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 3 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201088.6%75.9%86.4%
200996.6%72.2%85.2%
200896.3%70.2%85.1%
 
Reading Test
201073.6%57.8%73.7%
200975.9%56.4%72.2%
200872.2%54.6%71.8%
 

Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201084.3%76.3%85.9%
200985.7%75.2%85.8%
200875.0%70.6%84.6%
 
Reading Test
201073.0%59.1%73.7%
200968.5%58.8%73.8%
200875.0%57.8%73.2%
 
Science Test
201081.3%60.2%76.6%
200970.9%58.9%76.8%
200872.1%56.0%76.2%
 

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201079.2%71.6%83.4%
200973.7%69.1%82.5%
200890.0%65.7%81.3%
 
Reading Test
201065.4%59.5%74.7%
200971.8%57.6%73.5%
200873.7%55.5%73.6%
 

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201078.1%74.4%84.6%
200987.7%71.1%82.4%
200891.1%69.0%82.7%
 
Reading Test
201082.5%70.3%81.2%
200980.8%68.3%79.9%
200889.3%67.0%79.1%
 

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201081.1%76.0%84.4%
200988.7%72.4%82.7%
200888.9%68.2%80.4%
 
Reading Test
201075.5%67.6%77.4%
200992.5%69.2%77.5%
200882.7%69.5%77.7%
 
Science Test
201077.3%70.6%82.4%
200985.2%64.8%79.5%
200875.9%63.2%79.2%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201082.5%76.5%83.7%
200986.0%72.8%81.7%
200878.2%69.3%80.3%
 
Reading Test
201087.1%78.1%84.1%
200990.0%77.6%83.6%
200876.1%75.0%81.4%
 
Source: IL Department of Education 2009-2010

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