School Details

Shields Elementary School

4250 South Rockwell Street, Chicago, IL 60632
(773) 535-7285
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 1797 students 21 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

26%
42%
55%
28%
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

47%
51%
60%
38%
46%
59%
67%
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

About this school

Shields Elementary School is a public elementary school in Chicago. The principal of Shields Elementary School is Susan E Daly Rodriguez. 1,797 children attend Shields Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 27% of the Shields Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 97% of the 1,797 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 98% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Shields Elementary School is 21:1. Pope John Paul II Catholic School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 97% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 42%
White, non-Hispanic 0.9% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.06% 3%
Asian 0.05% %
Multiracial 0% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98% 86%
Limited English proficiency 27% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 97% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    First I liked to say that James Shields School is the best elementary school ever. Second to the parent who complained about the school on April 27 2012 you don't know Shields as much as us (the students). Have you ever attended that school? No so why are you complaining? You should be thankful your daughter has an education. I learned a lot from that school and they had always helped me. Not to mention I got a $2 000 scholarship to Manchester University because of Shields. Mr. Kazz the music teacher at shields has taught students the skills necessary to perform music. Since 6th grade I've been playing music and was in Advanced band all four years of high school. I had schools coming to me offering me more music scholarships to go to their school. Shields did that they helped me with everything I needed. Maybe you should stop complaining and help your daughter a little more Just saying.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is so horrible my daughters teacher is a waste of space in the classroom . I am transferring my child out because I don't see her be challenge at all or cared for . The staff in the office THEY NEVER KNOW ANYTHING !!! They must sit around everyday and not pay attention..Then they the school has outbreaks of lice left and right and I ask parents if there kids get checked when they go back to school and they all said no so if a kid goes back and has lice again no one checks to make sure it gone .Worst school ever

  • (3 years ago)

    I went to this school since kindergarden and i graduated from here. Its a really good school and the teachers really care about their students.I love this school and i always go visit it even though im a Sophmore in Thomas Kelly hs now. The thing i loved the most about this school is that starting from 6th grade you start to get training in school. When i was in 8th grade we got lockers I.D's And scedule. This really helped me and once more very good school.

  • (3 years ago)

    THIS IS THE BEST SCHOOl ) My Whole Family went to this school and we all loved it!

  • (4 years ago)

    i went to this school from 6-8 and i loved it yes it in rough neighborhood but it is safe and the teacher really care about their students my younger siblings also went to this school and loved it! I have seen a lot of the teacher that taught me grow into administrator roles and really love this school!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has exceeded my expectations. In the middle of a rough neighborhood children get a chance to learn in a safe nurturing environment.

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