Lowell Elementary School

3320 West Hirsch St, Chicago, IL 60651 | (773) 534-4300
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Student Enrollment: 682
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 3320 W Hirsch St, Chicago, IL 60651
  • Principal or Admin: Gladys B Rivera
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: 682
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 38.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 18.0
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 371 (54.4%)
  • Females: 311 (45.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 33 (4.8%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 646 (94.7%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 679 (99.6%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Lowell Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black16624.3%
Asian10.1%
Hispanic50774.3%
White81.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Lowell Elementary School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten11617.0%
Kindergarten527.6%
1st Grade7511.0%
2nd Grade629.1%
3rd Grade618.9%
4th Grade659.5%
5th Grade558.1%
6th Grade7110.4%
7th Grade629.1%
8th Grade639.2%
Attendance, Graduation, and Dropout Rates (2010)
Attendance Rate
School:
93.3%
District:
91.5%
State:
93.9%
Teacher Credentials (2010)
Percent of Teachers with Emergency or Provisional Credentials
School:
3.1%
District:
1.2%
State:
0.5%
Percent of Classes Not Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers
School:
10.7%
District:
3.0%
State:
0.7%
Source: IL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that Lowell Elementary School performed on average much worse than most other schools across the state on ISAT state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
AYP Information (2010)
Making AYP For Reading Composite: No
Reading Composite Percentage
School:
55.0%
District:
62.1%
State:
74.4%
Making AYP For Math Composite: No
Math Composite Percentage
School:
68.5%
District:
70.6%
State:
80.5%

ISAT - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 3 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201070.9%75.9%86.4%
200961.8%72.2%85.2%
200852.5%70.2%85.1%
 
Reading Test
201050.0%57.8%73.7%
200950.6%56.4%72.2%
200830.0%54.6%71.8%
 

Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201070.7%76.3%85.9%
200960.7%75.2%85.8%
200850.0%70.6%84.6%
 
Reading Test
201051.5%59.1%73.7%
200935.2%58.8%73.8%
200842.8%57.8%73.2%
 
Science Test
201053.8%60.2%76.6%
200942.9%58.9%76.8%
200836.4%56.0%76.2%
 

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201049.1%71.6%83.4%
200952.2%69.1%82.5%
200866.2%65.7%81.3%
 
Reading Test
201039.2%59.5%74.7%
200942.9%57.6%73.5%
200843.3%55.5%73.6%
 

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201068.6%74.4%84.6%
200959.3%71.1%82.4%
200858.6%69.0%82.7%
 
Reading Test
201072.3%70.3%81.2%
200958.8%68.3%79.9%
200865.5%67.0%79.1%
 

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201083.9%76.0%84.4%
200962.9%72.4%82.7%
200860.5%68.2%80.4%
 
Reading Test
201050.0%67.6%77.4%
200963.4%69.2%77.5%
200869.6%69.5%77.7%
 
Science Test
201061.3%70.6%82.4%
200947.9%64.8%79.5%
200856.3%63.2%79.2%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201063.6%76.5%83.7%
200957.7%72.8%81.7%
200869.0%69.3%80.3%
 
Reading Test
201066.2%78.1%84.1%
200973.3%77.6%83.6%
200867.1%75.0%81.4%
 
Source: IL Department of Education 2009-2010

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