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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
Dirksen Elementary School is an above average, public school located in Chicago, IL. It has 856 students in grades PK, K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
Address
8601 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60656
Telephone
(773) 534-1090
Website

Dirksen Elementary School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$50,434
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$987
National
$949
Median Home Value
$225,200
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
856
Free or Reduced Lunch
77%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,502
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%
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Great learning environment. Kind and helpful teachers that care about their students. Lots of resources available to the children. Fun learning activities that keep the kids interested.
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The teachers at this school, I feel, care a lot about their students. They always want their students to put in their best efforts whenever they do something and believe that their students are they best that they can be. The teachers feel like family members and are always around if you need assistance with problems inside or outside of the classroom.
I think the school is pretty safe, but there wasn't a nurse until 2012. The environment is safe to all students and students feel protected and safe while being at school. There wasn't much bullying at this school. I believe the school could have been more up to date sooner.