School Details

Edwards Elementary School

4815 South Karlov Avenue, Chicago, IL 60632
(773) 535-4875
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 1455 students 18 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

34%
42%
55%
35%
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

55%
51%
60%
43%
46%
59%
68%
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

66%
50%
59%
45%
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

41%
52%
60%
39%
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

57%
53%
59%
48%
52%
59%
67%
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

46%
54%
59%
43%
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

Edwards Elementary School is a public middle school in Chicago. The principal of Edwards Elementary School is Judith Marie Sauri, who can be contacted at jmsauri@cps.edu. 1,455 students go to Edwards Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 39% of the Edwards Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 96% of the 1,455 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 97% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Edwards Elementary School is 18:1. Hernandez Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 94% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 42%
Multiracial 0.3% 1%
Asian 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97% 86%
Limited English proficiency 39% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 96% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    Admittedly I'm biased as I work at Edwards. Still I have taught and worked at several different schools in different states and the level of teacher quality parental support our amazing students and the overall caring culture of this school is excellent. I consider myself extremely lucky to work at this school and would send my child here (several of our teachers do already).

  • (3 months ago)

    Great school with great extra curricular activities! Teachers are awesome and very personal to ones need. Willing to go above and beyond for our children. If I had another chance in life. I will send them Edwards all over again!

  • (6 months ago)

    This school is very prejudice. All they want is to speak Spanish to the students and parents. I am of Spanish descent but living here I believe that English should be the 1st spoken language to everyone especially the children. The parents who are here illegally are bullied by the principal and school staff. They are too afraid to say anything for fear of being deported. There is no discipline there is a gang problem which is swept under the carpet. The lunches are cold the yogurt expired. But since my children are important to me I have to work 2 jobs so I can send them to St. Bruno instead. A very big difference. It's nice to see teachers who care and don't bully the parents instead welcome them to attend evening meetings classroom participation and no gang problem. I guess since the principal husband is a big shot at CPS you can do and say what you want because your job is safe!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is awesome. I love the education my kids are getting from the great staff. Just love it.

  • (1 year ago)

    I lived on Keeler and went to Edwards during the 1940s. It was then a fine school had a tremendous library and superb art class. I'm saddend to hear that the school has problems. Things are supposed to get better over time.

  • (3 years ago)

    What ever people tell you is wrong . Its a great school and it has great teachers. The bad story's that people have told you about this school are not true. Im a student in this school and i like coming to this school. It has programs to help students and it is strict. You have to try hard and be good to get good grades i would give it a rating 9 over 10

  • (3 years ago)

    I went to this school. The teachers were awful. True story Someone in the classes had BO problems. Our teacher ( Mrs. Johnson ) made us all take out a sheet of paper and write down who smells. We then handed it into the teacher so that she could speak with the student. Also after school some bullies began picking a fight with me. It was 3 kids against me. I thought my gym teacher was going to come to my rescue. What he did was ensure that the fight was 1 on 1! He stood there and watched us fight! My parents and I eventually moved to Hinsdale. I was VERY behind and it took plenty of hard work to get my grades up. Even at 12 years old I could tell the Chicago Schools were severely behind. I'm sure this school hasn't improved.

  • (3 years ago)

    The test scores speak for themselves. This is by no means a magnet school. Teachers are recycled through the system. There is no sense of community; if you go there 3 years from now you will not see the same teacher.

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers are good but there is no official discipline. The LSC meetings are closed meetings and they happen at times when most parents and community members are working. I want ALL the LSC meetings to be in the evenings. The leadership is very one-sided and not effective.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is onr of the worst schools in the archer Hights area next to Curie H.S. Just as any other public school it is plagued by over crowding budget cuts and a degenerate student population. There are some verygood teachers but most of them are mediocer. Please avoid this school at all costs especially that the neighborhood has been overrun.

  • (5 years ago)

    I can't believe that you guy's put this school with 4 stars. This school is one of the worst school i have been. They don't put attention to the kids or parents. The staff is really bad. For especial kids they don't any profecional ethics. If you wanted to subcribe your kid first talk to parent's.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm really happy with the school's academic level. And the teachers as far as Pre-k and first grade are great! This is my daughter's second year attending Edwards and she can never wait to go back to school. That says a lot for me )

  • (6 years ago)

    My son only attended Pre-K but I found that the class was geared towards teaching all the students equally and there were bi-lingual aides that assisted with the non-English speaking students. My son had regular homework assignments even during breaks. He also took violin classes. I transferred him out for Kindergarten because the school is a year round school due to overcrowding and I feel that children should have full summer breaks.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a good school with a good staff however parental involvement is very low. I m a former student and have children who attend Edwards. It is nice to have a diverse student population and to see them all get along. The after school activities like volleyball and basketball (other sports too) are great with some very dedicated staff members. It is good to have a supportative staff because there aren't any parents other than me who show up the majority of the time. Thank goodness there is a good and caring staff to fill in for parents who may not be able to be involved.

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