School Details

Jensen Elementary Scholastic Academy

3030 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 534-6840
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 365 students 18 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

52%
42%
55%
52%
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

62%
51%
60%
43%
46%
59%
81%
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

61%
50%
59%
68%
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

62%
52%
60%
58%
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

58%
53%
59%
28%
52%
59%
47%
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

47%
54%
59%
50%
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

Jensen Elementary Scholastic Academy is a public middle school in Chicago. The principal of Jensen Elementary Scholastic Academy is Catherine F Jernigan. 365 students go to Jensen Elementary Scholastic Academy and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0% of the Jensen Elementary Scholastic Academy students are "limited in English proficiency." 89% of the 365 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 86% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Jensen Elementary Scholastic Academy is 18:1. Kellman Corporate Community Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 99% 42%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Hispanic 0.3% 44%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 86%
Limited English proficiency 0% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 89% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    It was an pretty good school until this new principal got in. She is horrible and a bully. She has made it so that many of the students want to transfer and get out of their Jensen has lost a lot of good students and good staff. They need to get rid of the new principal Dr. Conley.

  • (1 year ago)

    As a student at Jensen Academy Janae Armstrong I believe thang my school is one of the best schools in the district. We go above and beyond the expected are test scores are not perfect. We try are best to do the best of are ability. The teachers and staff push us as hard as they can to keep us educated and become the most educated person we can be. That is my opinion of my school please send your students to Jensen Scholastic Academy forget what any body else says we at a great school to be at. Hope to see you soon at my school.

  • (1 year ago)

    The principle here is amazing and super sweet however I still haven't been paid for a job I did for them 2 month ago so I feel like this school may need $5 000. It feels like it's in the middle of a transition for the better but as of Sept. 2013 they have not quite got there. Keep working at it Jensen staff!

  • (5 years ago)

    Jensen has come up!!from so much failure and disappointment as a parent i will now recommend jensen academy to almost any and every other parent out there for numerous amounts of reasons.Some including the friendly atmosphere provided dedicated teachers and responsible accurate testing scores

  • (7 years ago)

    i do not advise anyone to send there children to Jensen. The children are very aggressive and they are not supervised correctly

  • (8 years ago)

    As a former teacher at Jensen i can not say enough good things about the staff there. However the administration is horrible. There was a very little organization and things were often given last minute to teachers causing poor instruction. there was also a lack of materials needed to prepare children for the ISAT testing. I think that with the right administration this school could really turn it's self around! The teacher's tried their hardest to stick it out but many leave after one year of teaching there.

  • (9 years ago)

    Jensen is a great school with awesome teachers including a Drive Award winner. The admininstration in weak and their is a need for better disciplinary action for behavioral problems overall it is an upcoming school.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

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