School Details

Spencer Technology Acad Elementary School

214 North Lavergne Avenue, Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 534-6150
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 742 students 22 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

20%
42%
55%
19%
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

31%
51%
60%
32%
46%
59%
74%
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

44%
50%
59%
37%
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

22%
52%
60%
29%
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

35%
53%
59%
37%
52%
59%
48%
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

40%
54%
59%
45%
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

Spencer Technology Acad Elementary School is a public middle school in Chicago. The principal of Spencer Technology Acad Elementary School is Shawn Lamont Jackson. 742 students go to Spencer Technology Acad Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Spencer Technology Acad Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 97% of the 742 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 100% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Spencer Technology Acad Elementary School is 22:1. Nash Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 47%
Hispanic 2% 41%
White, non-Hispanic 0.1% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100% 73%
Limited English proficiency 0% 14%
Economically disadvantaged 97% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a parent of three that attends this school that have went through principals within the a couple of years. I don't feel that the school is bad per say i just feel that staff should be more helpful and cooperative when parents come with a concern for thier child. I feel that security there is a joke i believe the school needs more security in place for our children and more parent's need to play a part in their child behavior when responding to an adult.

  • (7 years ago)

    Most people are commenting on personal opinions they have for certain staff members and not focusing on the most important issues. Good education and safety of the children out weighs anything else. The children are still not learning at the same pace as other students their ages Math and Reading are very important but so are all the other subjects. And the security is a joke. We need more funding to better education our kids and give them more things to do once school is over besides hanging in the streets. Keep the Focus

  • (8 years ago)

    Spencer has come a long way. Mrs. Palmer is a new principal with fresh ideas about what students and teachers should be doing. The school is going in the right direction under Mrs. Palmer's leadership. The students are really learning.

  • (8 years ago)

    Ms. Williams now Mrs. Muhammad was an excellent teacher who pushed me to do better. She never accepted anything less. She was very inspiring and although I did not understand everything she did when I was a student. I appreciate it now.

  • (8 years ago)

    I really feel the literacty teacher Mrs Shonta Muhammad is an excellent instructor who is committed in helping the students at Spencer achieve great results and gain a quality education. She has really been a mentor.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school and schools within this area has limited funds and resources. Based on school funds and management of those funds the school is probably operating as best as can be expected. Children with special needs should not attend this school.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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