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About This School

Okeeffe Elementary School is a public middle school in Chicago. The principal of Okeeffe Elementary School is Stephen Alan Parker. 520 students attend Okeeffe Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 0% of the Okeeffe Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 98% of the 520 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 98% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Okeeffe Elementary School is 18:1. St Philip Neri School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Swimming
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 100% 47%
Hispanic 0.5% 41%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 9%
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 0% 14%
Economically disadvantaged 98% 85%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    this is the worst schhol ever they lack material the assembly hall is falling apart. and they supervision over the children while in their care is horrible im doing my best to find my children a better school because they will not be returning in the fall!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Parents Go and talk to the principal. If you don't he will think you don't care. Half the parents probably don't care--make sure you are in the other half. Understand that parents must be active in schooling their children when the public schools fail. Organize some home-study groups for the kids. Don't settle for a bad school--be proactive for a better future for your children. Organize a group of parents from your child's class to meet with the principal. (An O'Keeffe graduate--1954)

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is TERRIBLE! My daughter is currently a 7th grader there. They don't even hae books for the students to take home. My daughter has come home numerous times with homework but no textbook to do the work. She has to take the constitution test this year during the christmas break the teacher gave her a packet with questions to answer to help her study. Once again their were no books for her to bring home. Luckly we have a computer with internet access but what about the students who don't have that luxury. Her teacher says I should say I should say somethig to the principle about that but if he is supposed to be there putting education first why should I as a parent have to tell him what he already knows? I'm getting her a transfer.

  • (3 years ago)

    This School is absolutely Horrible. I am an Alumni from this school and when i graduated i had no clue of how to succeed in high school. I was in the 7/8th grade "gifted" program(similar to honors or an"advanced placement" class) and after graduating and going to high school i couldnt use anything I learned from this school to help me manage time or be an ACTIVE student. This school is the epiphany of failure and only the students who have hope will find success.... Parents fight to give your child(ren) that hope and inspire the school to get better staff

  • (5 years ago)

    This school can always be better much much better. Always remember this first starts with the parents. While there are some parents that actually spend that extra time and go out there way to be on one accord with the teachers there are some that don't. This is only half of the battle. There is a strong need for some type of policy to have a stronger means of discipline for these students. There is not control what so ever. Some of the teachers either just plain out don't care or will treat the children like criminals and animals. I've seen it for my own eyes. There needs to be a basis for understanding and learning and currently there is none. My son is in the 8th grade and I cannot wait until he graduates. I have two other children currently attending and I'm transferring them.

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers are trying but I believe they spend a lot of time disciplining children instead of teaching them. There is disorganization within the administration. As a parent of an 8th grader I was required to attend two mandatory parent meetings. Unfortunately the meetings went over the same information and when asked to provide specifics regarding the times of the graduation events those were not given to us. O'Keeffe appears to be getting worse. I am glad my child will be graduating and getting away from the violence this school. I pray for the safety of my child and all the other children who attend O'Keeffe.

  • (9 years ago)

    O'Keefe Elementary is the perfect example of why CPS has such a bad reputation. Several of the classes have to house two different grades do to exteme over-crowding. The school reminds me of the school in the movie Lean On Me before Joe Clark was appointed principal. The unfortunate thing however is that this is only an elementary school. Parents of O'Keefe students Please take a day off and show up unannounced.

  • (9 years ago)

    Look I go to this school and I'm in gifted so it is chalenging to me. We have some parent meetings every now and then. But fights occur more often.

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