Fernwood Elementary School

10041 South Union Ave, Chicago, IL 60628 | (773) 535-2700
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Student Enrollment: 355
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 10041 S Union Ave, Chicago, IL 60628
  • Principal or Admin: Dr Deborah C Heath
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
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: 355
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 25.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 14.2
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 176 (49.6%)
  • Females: 179 (50.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 12 (3.4%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 339 (95.5%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 351 (98.9%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Fernwood Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black35299.2%
Asian20.6%
Hispanic10.3%
White--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Fernwood Elementary School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten257.0%
Kindergarten3810.7%
1st Grade329.0%
2nd Grade3810.7%
3rd Grade3810.7%
4th Grade257.0%
5th Grade349.6%
6th Grade359.9%
7th Grade3911.0%
8th Grade5114.4%
Attendance, Graduation, and Dropout Rates (2010)
Attendance Rate
School:
92.8%
District:
91.5%
State:
93.9%
Source: IL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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1 review for Fernwood Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on January 31, 2007
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I feel that this is a failing school that is not preparing our children for a bright future. The principal, and asst. principal both need to be replaced, and they offer no real help for special needs children. They don't even have enough special education teachers for the services, and most of the teachers need to further their schooling so that will be able to teach all required subjects. My daughter is in sixth grade, and only has Reading, and Math as major subjects now picture that. There is no Science, Social Studies, English, or anything else that I had as a sixth grader being taught. This school needs to be on the closing list, I think it would have a better purpose as a park for the children in the community rather than to keep making our children suffer from the lack of education they recieve there!

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Fernwood Elementary School performed on average worse than many 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:
72.9%
District:
62.1%
State:
74.4%
Making AYP For Math Composite: Yes
Math Composite Percentage
School:
78.7%
District:
70.6%
State:
80.5%

ISAT - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 3 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
2010100.0%75.9%86.4%
200967.7%72.2%85.2%
200881.0%70.2%85.1%
 
Reading Test
201089.5%57.8%73.7%
200961.7%56.4%72.2%
200854.8%54.6%71.8%
 

Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201083.3%76.3%85.9%
200981.4%75.2%85.8%
200876.9%70.6%84.6%
 
Reading Test
201060.0%59.1%73.7%
200959.5%58.8%73.8%
200861.6%57.8%73.2%
 
Science Test
201053.3%60.2%76.6%
200960.5%58.9%76.8%
200848.7%56.0%76.2%
 

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201082.4%71.6%83.4%
200976.4%69.1%82.5%
200848.0%65.7%81.3%
 
Reading Test
201058.8%59.5%74.7%
200960.5%57.6%73.5%
200850.0%55.5%73.6%
 

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201077.2%74.4%84.6%
200955.6%71.1%82.4%
200871.2%69.0%82.7%
 
Reading Test
201077.1%70.3%81.2%
200960.0%68.3%79.9%
200864.4%67.0%79.1%
 

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201055.6%76.0%84.4%
200974.1%72.4%82.7%
200874.5%68.2%80.4%
 
Reading Test
201066.7%67.6%77.4%
200968.4%69.2%77.5%
200864.7%69.5%77.7%
 
Science Test
201030.6%70.6%82.4%
200967.3%64.8%79.5%
200860.8%63.2%79.2%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201074.0%76.5%83.7%
200981.8%72.8%81.7%
200868.6%69.3%80.3%
 
Reading Test
201080.0%78.1%84.1%
200981.8%77.6%83.6%
200860.0%75.0%81.4%
 
Source: IL Department of Education 2009-2010

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