Woodson South Elementary School

4414 South Evans Ave, Chicago, IL 60653 | (773) 535-1280
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Student Enrollment: 370
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2.5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 4414 S Evans Ave, Chicago, IL 60653
  • Principal or Admin: Thomas Renee
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: 370
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 27.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.7
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 194 (52.4%)
  • Females: 176 (47.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 33 (8.9%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 334 (90.3%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 367 (99.2%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Woodson South Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Woodson South Elementary School
  Number Percent
1st Grade318.4%
2nd Grade4813.0%
3rd Grade6116.5%
4th Grade318.4%
5th Grade318.4%
6th Grade4512.2%
7th Grade328.6%
8th Grade369.7%
Attendance, Graduation, and Dropout Rates (2010)
Attendance Rate
Teacher Credentials (2010)
Percent of Classes Not Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers
Source: IL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 2.5

2.5 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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3 reviews for Woodson South Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Teacher on April 22, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I worked at Woodson for two years as an ancillary teacher, and the only term to describe that hellhole is (...). Kids ran the halls, smoked weed, engaged in (...) activities, and constantly physically and verbally assaulted teachers while administration and police officers (most of whom were most interested in flirting) looked the other way. Former principal never left her office unless she liked something being served for lunch. I spent more time passing out forks and napkins than instructing. Some kids were amazing (aka Head Start), but most were lost to the system after 2nd grade. This school is a disgrace.
  • Reviewed by Staff Member on December 14, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I worked at Woodson South for 2 years. While I adored and loved the kids, the school was so horrible and depressing that I had to leave. The special education teachers for grades 4-8 were some of the worst educators I have ever experienced in my life. However, the special education teacher for the Kindergarten-2nd grade class was probably one of the best teachers ever. She's kind, caring, and effective. Unfortunately, she was pretty much the only one in the school that I could say that about. Maybe now that they switched principals and assistant principals it may get better, but I always thought of that school as a "sinking ship."
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 08, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Jamal has been at Woodson for several years now and I am so pleased with the care and attention that he receives. I as a parent Love this school for Jamal's needs. And all of the staff that I have had the pleasure to work with have all been very helpful and supportive. For the way that I and Jamal have been supported I give Woodson a 10. Thanks to all of you for being there....Christine Hunter

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