Dirksen Elementary School

8601 West Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60656 | (773) 534-1090
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Student Enrollment: 724
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School Description

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Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 8601 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60656
  • Principal or Admin: Patrick Keating Sr
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: 724
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 39.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 18.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 379 (52.3%)
  • Females: 344 (47.5%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 152 (21.0%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 355 (49.0%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 507 (70.0%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Dirksen Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black375.1%
Asian618.4%
Hispanic8912.3%
White53674.0%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Dirksen Elementary School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten405.5%
Kindergarten10314.2%
1st Grade8511.7%
2nd Grade8211.3%
3rd Grade648.8%
4th Grade7410.2%
5th Grade7310.1%
6th Grade628.6%
7th Grade7810.8%
8th Grade638.7%
Attendance, Graduation, and Dropout Rates (2010)
Attendance Rate
School:
95.7%
District:
91.5%
State:
93.9%
Source: IL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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