School Details

Columbus Elementary School

1003 North Leavitt Street, Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 534-4350
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 304 students 19 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

47%
42%
55%
43%
45%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
51%
60%
64%
46%
59%
77%
74%
81%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
50%
59%
57%
44%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
52%
60%
68%
49%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
53%
59%
69%
52%
59%
83%
73%
79%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
54%
59%
76%
53%
60%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Columbus Elementary School is a public middle school in Chicago. The principal of Columbus Elementary School is Wendy Anne Olesky. 304 children attend Columbus Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 39% of the Columbus Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 90% of the 304 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 80% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Columbus Elementary School is 19:1. De Diego Elementary Community Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Russian

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 42%
White, non-Hispanic 49% 9%
Hispanic 43% 44%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Asian 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 86%
Limited English proficiency 39% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 90% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Im very happy with school so far there has been many changes that I do like middle school for 6 7 and 8th student get to meet with different teachers through out the day its like getting then ready for high school when they actually do get. the only thing that does bother me is they should have a couple of staff member outside as kids start arriving incase there is a fight a bulling happening I do get afraid of that. also more activity should for afterschool kid maybe a softball team cheerleading basketball idk im just putting some idea there but so far im happy

  • (7 months ago)

    Columbus is one of the best kept secrets in Ukrainian village. There is a very dedicated teaching staff and a diverse group of high achieving students all in small family-like community. The expectations are high and the list of after school activities keeps growing. I would send my own children there if I did not work there myself.

  • (10 months ago)

    I go to this school and yet it is very fun there is a lot of bullying. There are many bilingual teachers but yet they barely speak English. Some teachers/staff/volunteers though are racists. I am sometimes sad going tpo this school and I was surprised to find that it was on this website.

  • (2 years ago)

    Im very disappionted with this school this year the new principal could care less of the kids there they now start school AT 745 AM AND IF YOUR KIDS IS THERE AT 720 AM THEY WILL NOT OPEN THE DOOR EVEN IF ITS RAINY OR SNOWING OR BELOW ZERO COME ON NOW REALLY MY DAUGHTER HAS ASTHMAS NOT COOL AT ALL ....THEN THERE THE PROBLEM WITH TEACHERS WHO BARELY SPEAK ENGLISH BUT WANT TO TEACH YOUR KIDS ENGLISH AND THEN USE THE SAME TEACHER FOR EVERY GRADE OMG HIRE ANOTHER TEACHER SO MY CHILD DOESN'T HAVE YOU AGAIN FOR 4TH 5TH AND 6TH

  • (2 years ago)

    If I could give Columbus ZERO STARS I would! Most of these reviews I m sure are from the teachers at this school or the parents who work/volunteer here. This school has been run by the gym teacher who everyone seems to be afraid of including the principal. Teachers here are too self-involved & have no clue as to what they are doing. I find it a HUGE problem when a teacher is gone for 2 quarters esp when she teaches the 7th grade then returns & expects the kids to be at the level they should be at during that time. This is the MOST important grade in elementary. This is not ok and I feel that if you re gone for 2 quarters then you should be gone for the year. There were several teachers out at the same time for two consecutive years. The sub that was there for the 7th gr. was certified but definitely was not qualified to teach that gr. After many complaints from the parents the principal chose to ignore us and left the sub there. Many parents transferred their kids because of this. I hope that the new principal sees the circus there and starts to get rid of these so called teachers. I will continue to do my best to have this school investigated after what they put us through.

  • (3 years ago)

    Columbus is a great schooland it is getting better every year with more parent involvement than ever. It is a small school with some very devoted teachers. I am so happy to send my children here.

  • (3 years ago)

    School is small does not offer much activities and teachers and staff indifferent to bullying when my daughter went there thwo years ago. Transferring my daughter out of this school was the best thing I did.

  • (4 years ago)

    this is a great school with a lot of programs and every person i know who has a child who gos to this school is empreced by what the child is learning.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have lived in this neighborhood and attended various schools (myself) in this area...Columbus school is by far the most attentive and offer`s many different levels of personalized educational programs!! I have am astounded by the dedication of the staff at this facility!! I feel my child is actually luvky to be a part of this school!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school. I've only been here for 2 year yet i fell like i'v made a second family. And its so easy to make friends here.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is very nice and small school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Small school nice teachers very accomodating.

  • (11 years ago)

    Columbus School is probably one of the best public grade schools in the City. My son has been in this school since pre k and has excelled greatly under the guidance of the amazing teachers he has had here. He is now going into Third grade.

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