School Details

Neil Elementary School

8555 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 535-3000
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 296 students 13 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

21%
42%
55%
29%
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

20%
51%
60%
44%
46%
59%
76%
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

39%
50%
59%
42%
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

23%
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

63%
53%
59%
43%
52%
59%
70%
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

36%
54%
59%
28%
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

Neil Elementary School is a public middle school in Chicago. The principal of Neil Elementary School is Tawane Renee Knox. 296 students attend Neil Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 1% of the Neil Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 77% of the 296 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 88% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Neil Elementary School is 13:1. Dixon Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 42%
Hispanic 2% 44%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Multiracial 0% 1%
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 88% 86%
Limited English proficiency 1% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 77% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a parent of a 3rd grader at Neil and are struggling ot understand why there are 39 children in my childs class and there is only 1 asst. I don't feel this will immediately affect my child academically but are concerned about the future affects this large number of students per FTE. The space issue is so ridiculous students don't have a space to hang their personal items (back paks and coats). The schools adaministration needs finds ways to address space issues and the increasing capacity of students per classroom.

  • (7 years ago)

    I agree that on the outside looking in Neil is a great school with not as many issues as some schools my child is new to this school this year and overall I don't feel this school is any better than any others that I have experienced with my older children and looking at the test scores from last year some grades seem to be better academically than others I feel that is something that the administration should look at and try to figure out why? could it be the teachers or the curriculum for that grade level.

  • (7 years ago)

    I also feel that Neil does not provide the proper education that children deserve. Some grades are lacking. The classes are crowded. The administrative staff isn't great(except Dr. Knox) and the staff that are suppose to monitor the outside before and after school are horrible. I am looking for a new school for my child for next year.

  • (7 years ago)

    I had children attend Neil School (gen ed and special needs). Overall the teachers strive for academic excellence however poor administrative management poor technology lack of enough structured activities and advanced planning put a damper on the school's effort to educate the whole child. Certain grade levels are better than others (i.e. 1st 3rd 4th gen ed and 5th 6th and 8th grade special needs are excellent) in terms of providing a challenging and rewarding curriculum for the kids.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is my childs first year at a school of any kind. I feel that the teachers here are excellent in dealing with the children in all their needs. They really take time to help them. They also make sure that the parents have lots of involvement with their children schoolwork and the school.

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