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Jordan Elementary Community School is a public middle school in Chicago. The principal of Jordan Elementary Community School is Willie James White III. 678 students go to Jordan Elementary Community School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 24% of the Jordan Elementary Community School students are "limited in English proficiency." 95% of the 678 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 98% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Jordan Elementary Community School is 20:1. Gale Elementary Community Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 58% 41%
Black, non-Hispanic 37% 47%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 1% %
White, non-Hispanic 0.7% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98% 73%
Limited English proficiency 24% 14%
Economically disadvantaged 95% 85%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter attends Jordan Elementary Community School. She loves her school! The teachers are extraordinarily dedicated to their students and must be among the best educators in the nation judging by both the quality of their lessons and by the respect with which they treat all of their students. The leadership is also top-notch. Both the principal and the assistant principal are excellent examples of the best of the best in administration. They are dedicated to the students and really listen when parents call with a question or concern. Everyone on staff that I have had any contact with has been helpful and courteous. I briefly took my daughter out of Jordan to attend a supposedly 'better' school. She excelled academically there as well but was miserable. Fortunately she was able to return to Jordan and she is getting a very high-quality education in an environment that we both love.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter transferred here near the end of 7th grade. Her attitude and confidence were greatly improved once she arrived at Jordan and it continued to improve. This her 8th grade year she is an honor student and making better grades than ever before.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great schools and teachers my son graduated last year . he made it to one of the best hs fron chicago area and il. (lane tech) all dependent on the parents and how involved in their kids education

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has a bright future and hosts some of the brightest elementry minds in the city. This school has some of the greatest afterschool programs and my kid enjoys going there. 97% of *th graders graduate every year so I don't see why people look down at this schhol.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a school that implements the Comer Model we strive to educate the whole child with a curriculum rich in literacy. We see our students in a multi-dimensional facet and not only do we push academic growth but we focus on providing experiences so our students become well rounded human beings that will contribute to society in a positive manner.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is a product of the environment. Most of the teachers that are young came here to make a difference and quickly got shotdown by the community and their I-don't-care attitude! The majority of the parents here don't care and won't participate. The school is a reflection of the standards of the parents.

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