School Details

Scammon Elementary School

4201 West Henderson Street, Chicago, IL 60641
(773) 534-3475
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 924 students 22 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

54%
42%
55%
36%
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

52%
51%
60%
53%
46%
59%
83%
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

57%
50%
59%
47%
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

53%
52%
60%
56%
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

41%
53%
59%
60%
52%
59%
74%
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%
62%
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

Scammon Elementary School is a public middle school in Chicago. The principal of Scammon Elementary School is Mary Therese Weaver. 924 students go to Scammon Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 40% of the Scammon Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 924 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 97% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Scammon Elementary School is 22:1. Reilly Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 87% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 9%
Multiracial 3% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1.0% 42%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97% 86%
Limited English proficiency 40% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 91% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This school is the Best because it has all the needs that a student needs to h ve. We have iPads chrome books computers and more. The teachers are super helpful and respectful to all students. Kids will change their grades up to an A before you know it. People sometimes make up stuff so that they can make us look bad but if you want to see for yourself then come to scammon school and start education here. I am a student from scammon elementary and I learned a lot. I even learned English at this school. I became everyone's friend and a kind and also responsible girl. Scammon is a school that teacher you how to be respectful responsible and ready to succeed in school and in life.

  • (1 year ago)

    Best school iPad's for grades 2-5 and 6-8 have chrome books also having two 3D printers using it for architectural projects kids designed there houses some even got their printed Scammon has 3 computer labs using a great curriculum . Scammon is also known as the 2012 NATO video winners as mayor Rahm Emanuel has visited scammon to congratulate that day . Also Scammon is hosting every Friday tours around the school and to see how it works give them a call to book you a spot.

  • (1 year ago)

    Seriously? These reviews were all posted within the few days. Also they have a major marketing campaign going on there -- sending flyers and what not throughout the neighborhood. These new reviews seem like marketing also. Yes they do have lots of technology but putting kids on an iPad to keep them quite isn't the same as teaching them something.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is amazing! The technology is out of this world! Each grade has iPads and the 7th and 8th graders all have chrome books. They have what they call a blended learning system. The kids use apps for individual instruction. Even the art and music teachers use technology. There is no school in the neighborhood like it!

  • (1 year ago)

    Trust this days is the most important factor at any school specially to the principal and the staff of the institution and the best indicator of that are the results of every school individually. Scammon Elementary School is identified by the community as one of the best save places for our kids and the interaction parents-school is an example how leadership should be managed. I am a pruod father of a Scammon student. . .

  • (1 year ago)

    My son and I like SCAMMON We love our school because it's a great to have the best teachers ever.

  • (1 year ago)

    My grand children attend Scammon after looking at the Charter schools we chose Scammon. They have computers and technology like no other school around. They have ipads and they use chrome books ! I even saw the music teachers and art teachers using computers in their classes .The teachers are knowledgeable and friendly. I know we made the right choice!

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent school from the teachers right up to the Principal! All staff memebers act as a team striving for the best from each student. The test scores are high at this school--evidence of their excellence!

  • (1 year ago)

    Tengo dos estudinates en esta escuela uno en sexto grado y otro en pre-kinder. Los maestros son muy amables estan dispuestos a hacer tiempo para comunicarse con los padres. La directora Mrs. Weaver es muy responsable y dedicada a su trabajo. Esta siempre informada y hasta trata de comunicarse en espanol con los padres que no hablan ingles. Scammon para mi es la mejor escuela y la mas avansada porque tienen iPads para quinto y sexto grado. Graias maestros y a todos el personal por vindar una educacion de 5 estrellas a mis hijos!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    me gusta scammon school porque se encuentra en una zona segura los maestros estan muy capacitatos y su pasion y dedicacion por el aprendizaje de los alumnos es primero...

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is filled with fantastic teachers that care about students. They go the extra miles by attending professional development during the summer and throughout the school year.

  • (1 year ago)

    Greatest school in the area. My youngest daughter graduated from Scammon and has excelled in her career in Criminal Justice. Besides I have worked here for 15 years and have had a wonderful environment to work with. Great hard working principal and staff. They go above and beyond to help students. It's all about the children here at Scammon.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have being in other schools and the participation of the parents is limited because the principals but in this school I really appreciate the openness of the principal and the teachers to let parents give ideas and participate freely with the projects and development of our child education. Definitely I recommend to any body bring their kids to this school

  • (1 year ago)

    My child is involved at Scammon School and has always been shy and timid. She is in the school chorus and in the Student Council. Thanks to all the teachers who have encouraged her. Her grades have always been excellent. That was not the problem. Socially she is now blossoming into a great young lady. Thanks to all the teachers and administration that cares.

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to Scammon and now my kids go there. It is so much better now! The kids are happy to go everyday. They have ipads and computers. The principle works hard to keep the kids safe.

  • (1 year ago)

    Scammon School is AMAZING! My kids were so excited to go back to school. On the first day all of the teachers were out on the playground in the morning greeting the students. It feels like a family and they take good care of my kids like their own. They have art and music and gym and computers. My kids dont want to miss school

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school! My kids are actually excited to go back to school! My sixth grader last year was making global connections across his subjects including art and music. My son got to use an iPad in class daily for multiple subjects including art. The teachers and principal are very caring and respectful to the students and parents. There are great activities to get the parents involved too!

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school my girl transferred to this school and she has been improving so much no more C's just A's her 5th grade teacher Mrs.Barbara is the best she cares gives homework and is a very nice and respectful teacher.

  • (1 year ago)

    Wouldn't recommend this school some teachers are great don't get me wrong but the principal is very rude she is so use to yelling at the students she thinks she can yell at parents as well. My sons first year at school and they can't even handle him. So much bad experience in this school it even got to the point were the principal Weiver denied my child some of his lunch stating to him and I quote "they ran out of chips" for the chillie he was eating what school runs out of food. In my eyes Weiver discriminated my child because of behavior problems.... Whatever happend to working together for the best of my child????

  • (3 years ago)

    i have an awesome teacher but i wonder why did the principal ever fire Mrs.Tryboski she was great amazing wonderful at teaching and for some reason she fires her!! i don't know why but i know that she wasn't a bad teacher. and why don't we have music i bet we all want music so principal can you please hire a music teacher for next year ) ( other than that this is the best school ever i wish i can stay at this school till college its fun amazing i love our principal shes awesome i just love this school its better than the other schools that i have been to D

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