Okeeffe Elementary School

6940 South Merrill Ave, Chicago, IL 60649 | (773) 535-0600
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Student Enrollment: 642
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5 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 6940 S Merrill Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
  • Principal or Admin: Carolyn D Townes
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: 642
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 34.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 18.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 316 (49.2%)
  • Females: 326 (50.8%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 18 (2.8%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 618 (96.3%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 636 (99.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Okeeffe Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Okeeffe Elementary School
  Number Percent
1st Grade609.3%
2nd Grade599.2%
3rd Grade7411.5%
4th Grade599.2%
5th Grade7211.2%
6th Grade538.3%
7th Grade568.7%
8th Grade6510.1%
Attendance, Graduation, and Dropout Rates (2010)
Attendance Rate
Source: IL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 5

5 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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2 reviews for Okeeffe Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on January 31, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i would like to thank this school for the best school years of my life ranging from 1997-2001 and a special thanks to Gloria Baker she is wonderful at what she does she may remember me but if not that's okay (Theric Ruffin)
  • Reviewed by Student on March 01, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I use to attend O'keeffe in pre-k through second grade but while I was there I remember a lot my teachers and what they taught me. I am now a freshman in high school. In March I will have two little sisters attending O'keeffe and I wish them the best!

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