Sawyer Elementary School

5248 South Sawyer Ave, Chicago, IL 60632 | (773) 535-0440
  • Grades: KG-8
  • Student Enrollment: 2,088
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 5248 S Sawyer Ave, Chicago, IL 60632
  • Principal or Admin: Nelly Robles
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: 2,088
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 92.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 22.7
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,081 (51.8%)
  • Females: 1,007 (48.2%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 72 (3.4%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 2,013 (96.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 2,085 (99.9%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Sawyer Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Sawyer Elementary School
  Number Percent
1st Grade23011.0%
2nd Grade23311.2%
3rd Grade22810.9%
4th Grade27012.9%
5th Grade23611.3%
6th Grade22510.8%
7th Grade24011.5%
8th Grade23311.2%
Attendance, Graduation, and Dropout Rates (2010)
Attendance Rate
Source: IL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 5

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1 review for Sawyer Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on January 29, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I can say without hesitation that Sawyer School is one of the best schools in the city. All of my children attended this school and it was a wonderful experience for our entire family. What sets Sawyer school apart from most schools is that the staff truly cares about the children and they are always working in their best interest. To us, Sawyer was not just a school. It was a home away from home for our children. Sawyer was a place where people listened to us, treated us with respect, and worked WITH us to do what was best for the kids. In addition, we could not believe the wide variety of extra curricular activities and after school programs that were offered at no cost to the children! Finally, a school is truly defined by the quality of it's leadership, and the Principal is first-rate. Ms. Robles sets high expectations for students and staff, while being an open and active member of the school community. I would recommend this school to anyone, and I feel blessed that my children had the opportunity to take advantage of everything that Sawyer has to offer.

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