School Details

Ruiz Elementary School

2410 South Leavitt Street, Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 535-4825
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 914 students 22 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

27%
42%
55%
31%
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

28%
51%
60%
41%
46%
59%
72%
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

38%
50%
59%
38%
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

32%
52%
60%
54%
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

47%
53%
59%
60%
52%
59%
80%
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

58%
54%
59%
53%
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

Ruiz Elementary School is a public middle school in Chicago. The principal of Ruiz Elementary School is Dana Andre Butler. 914 children attend Ruiz Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 31% of the Ruiz Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 93% of the 914 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 96% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Ruiz Elementary School is 22:1. St Paul Our Lady Of Vilna is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 97% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 9%
Multiracial 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 42%
Asian 0.1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 86%
Limited English proficiency 31% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 93% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Ruiz is a wonderful school. My daugher along with many other family members have graduated from Ruiz. The principal is very dedicated and the teachers are great. My daughter received the DMSF scholarship which is a 4 year high school scholarship. Every year except one since the school open at least one student has received this scholarship.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a former student of Ruiz and I have to say that it's a good school. The teachers and principal are really dedicated. Two of my nieces graduated from Ruiz and they also had a good experience. I think most schools are good wether private or public the parents just need to be more involved in their childrens education. The teachers can't perform miracles.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the BEST school there are many teachers staff and administrators that make RUIZ the best. The importance of the students learning is their main concern.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a student at Ruiz I disagree with the comment below. I belive this is a great school because it has brought me a lot of opportunities. It has a great staff but especially great 8th grade teachers who work hard to give us a good education. Our teacher not only helps us academically but he also gives us advice about anything.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a school that started with great potential but has had it's upper grades taken over by a 'liberal activist' teachers. Including one who was actually arrested in the past for involvements in one of those violent communist demonstrations of the 70's. This are teachers that use the classroom to push their liberal agendas ahead of actual academics. Grades 1-5 are still in good shape but weighed down by the prevalence of an underpriviledge majority with special needs.

  • (9 years ago)

    A great school that you and your child will love. The principal teachers and staff really care for children!

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools