School Details

Drummond Elementary School

1845 West Cortland Street, Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 534-4120
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 287 students 19 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

72%
42%
55%
83%
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

67%
51%
60%
69%
46%
59%
92%
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%
77%
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

87%
52%
60%
74%
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

62%
53%
59%
65%
52%
59%
85%
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

62%
54%
59%
58%
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

Drummond Elementary School is a public middle school in Chicago. The principal of Drummond Elementary School is Mark Gerald Neidlinger. 287 children attend Drummond Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 11% of the Drummond Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 59% of the 287 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 37% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Drummond Elementary School is 19:1. St. Mary of the Angels is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% %
Hispanic 55% 41%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 47%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Asian 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 30% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 73%
Limited English proficiency 11% 14%
Economically disadvantaged 59% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Drummond is a wonderful close-knit school. Many parents are actively involved and the community around the school is wonderful as well. The teachers are well organized very compassionate & open to communication at all times. You will be a happy parent if your child can attend Drummond.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son's school is great. The teachers are motivated to teaching our children and have the patients needed to guide each individual child on their own learning curb.

  • (1 year ago)

    I thought this would be a wonderful school for my son sadly it has been nothing but problems. The 7th & 8th grade science/math teacher is just flat out mean and awful he grades based on how much he likes a child. If my son forgets a permission slip for a field trip he is punished by not being allowed recess which I feel is very necessary for his health. Mind you a permission slip that I FORGOT to sign not that he forgot. When I ran right back up to sign they still told him it missed the deadline and no recess. He was also given a 0 on not turning in a permission slip I had tossed because he was not attending. They love to punish children for sins of the parents. I cannot wait for my child to be out of this horrible school which has given him health issues and the principal will not listen to me.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our 3yro daughter had her first day at Drummond today. We have experienced several different school climates within CPS and Drummond's school community far exceeds them all. When she wouldn't nap today even the principal took some time to come in and sit with her. As a parent that speaks volumes to me about his interest into the well-being of my child. Her teacher was so gentle and kind yet honest in communicating what I imagine was a fairly tiring and challenging situation. We are so thrilled to be a part of this new community!

  • (3 years ago)

    Drummond Montessori is the first public Montessori in Chicago. The teachers and admin are great. The school is small for CPs it's a great community. The students range from 3 yrs. To 8th grade. The big kids are really sweet with and great takers of the little kids. We feel lucky to have gotten in and are thrilled that younger siblings can enroll.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is the best school you can find. My daughter has attended other schools before this one but this one is by far the best. The school is small which helps children feel comfortable. The students are great! All the students know each other even when they are in diffrent grades. I walked in to Drummond one day and see a teenage student saying hello and starting conversation with a pre-schooler! You don`t see THAT in other schools. If you are planning to enroll your child this school do so. This school has a loving caring and safe atmosphere that you and your child will love. This school also has tutoring after school and teachers are more than willing to help your child if they are struggling with school and this school has NO bulling.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is horrible! The programs are not satisfying at all. My son is 9 years old and just after 3 months of attending this 'great school' he started cursing and having negative thoughts about school and education. My advice to any parents considering enrolling their child at Drummond school DO NOT DO IT.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our daughter attends Drummond Montessori in the 3 yr old program. She loves it!! We are so impressed with how much she has learned and how mature and independent she is after just a few months. The teachers are great as is the principal. Parent involvement is high and the kids are well-behaved. We can't say enough good things about the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Wonderful atmosphere student-centered learning. Exceptional school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers programs and overall great atmosphere!

  • (5 years ago)

    The kids at Drummond are smart and the teachers help them stay motivated.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great program great teaches great sense of community

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff is excellent and my children are being prepared for life-long succes.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think their teachers are wonderful and the curriculum is great! My three grandchildren are in the Motessori program and they are all doing very well. They look forward to going to school each day.

  • (5 years ago)

    the supportive caring and open community of staff parents and teachers are awesome and quite rare in a big city.

  • (5 years ago)

    We are so happy to be part of the Drummond community. We have been so impressed with the classroom materials instruction and incredibly dedicated parent community teachers and principal. A real gem and a great model for other urban public schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    Drummond provides an excellent education as a public school in Chicago. The level of experience of its teachers is outstanding and their community outreach is tremendous. We have 2 kids at the school and both have transitioned so well to school and we know it has everything to do with the quality of the staff at the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    drummond is a wonderful community of dedicated teachers administrators and parents and my kids love school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Drummond is a free public Montessori for 3 year olds through 8th grade and it rocks! The teachers kids and parents are the best.

  • (5 years ago)

    The Montessori program enables each child to learn at his or her own pace keeping the child's interest level and involvement at a high level. The administration pays close attention to each child's individual needs and my grandson in first grade is learning by leaps and bounds.

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