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Bethune Elementary School is a public middle school in Chicago. The principal of Bethune Elementary School is Ernest D Williams. 330 children attend Bethune Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0% of the Bethune Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 99% of the 330 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 99% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bethune Elementary School is 22:1. Kellman Corporate Community Elementary is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 99% 47%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Hispanic 0.3% 41%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99% 73%
Limited English proficiency 0% 14%
Economically disadvantaged 99% 85%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school but they really need to work and focus on other students that are being bully in the school. My child go there Room 203 and she is constantly being bullied by girls in her class. I have meet parents who children are going through the same thing. My child have many many health issues High blood pressure asthma sleep asthma heart condition and she is already going through enough health issues to have to come to school to be picked on....she is a very friendly child and hugs everyone she is at the point that she do not like to go to school because of the bullying and name calling and they jump on her in class. I may be transferring her this week its so sad because the school is really a great school and I love the family activities that they have going on through out the year. If they get the bullying under control then the school will really be a school of excellence. Although the school is okay it is under staff and they need to hire extra staff so that some one can watch out for students that are being for the bully.

  • (3 years ago)

    i love this school and because of this school im improving. My Name Is Monchoya Ramsey I am a Bethune 2008 graduate. Also im ranked 3 in my Junior class.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am an art teacher teaching after school art. The principal is forward thinking and compassionate and provides strong leadership. The after school programs are terrific -- choir african dance hip hop and art. The children are very excited and very willing to try their best. The school has wonderful teachers and the sense of discipline and focus is evident in the work.

  • (6 years ago)

    My kids have attended Bethune for 2 years and i do not agree with there teaching structures. I feel that the school budget needs to be increased so that each student has a study guide.

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