School Details

Nixon Elementary School

2121 North Keeler Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639
(773) 534-4375
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 1049 students 23 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

21%
42%
55%
22%
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

36%
51%
60%
28%
46%
59%
61%
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

28%
50%
59%
21%
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

37%
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

About this school

Nixon Elementary School is a public middle school in Chicago. The principal of Nixon Elementary School is Gerald Paul Byers. 1,049 children attend Nixon Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 38% of the Nixon Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 95% of the 1,049 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 98% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Nixon Elementary School is 23:1. Ames Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 96% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 42%
White, non-Hispanic 1.0% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 3%
Multiracial 0.2% 1%
Asian 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98% 86%
Limited English proficiency 38% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 95% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    i have a 5 yr old that goes there because we moved around the area and now because of the school i have to sell my house and move out of the area. this school dosent let the parents participate on anything when i go to drop off my son or pick him up they are nearly kicking me out. my son is on special ed and i cant never find out how he is doing because they dont let you talk with the teacher i totally dislike this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Nixon is an awesome school. I have 4 kids in this school. ranging from prek to 6th grade. My 2 daughters have excelled in this school have been on the honor roll repeatedly. The teachers are great and take excellent care of our kids. My kids have learned so much from their teachers. The teachers do care about the kids and any concerns they may have is immediately brought to our attention. I myself went to Nixon when i was a kid and im just glad that the school didnt go downhill they've improved a great deal!

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers in this school care for our children's education I have two little boys that attend here and they have learned so much. From reading to math to Science. The teachers are all about teaching the next generation how to make it in life. There are also extracurricular activities such as basketball music art and after school homework help. I rate this school 4 stars.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is autistic and is enroll in the special ed class. The teachers here are the best he has come a long way since he started attending nixon school. Thankyou for your great effort

  • (11 years ago)

    This School has people that you can trust and that you know that this people do take care of you child.....

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Overall score

(based on 10 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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