School Details

Tanner Elementary School

7350 South Evans Avenue, Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 535-3870
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 449 students 19 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

48%
42%
55%
38%
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%
43%
46%
59%
70%
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

27%
50%
59%
24%
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

44%
52%
60%
17%
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

52%
53%
59%
52%
52%
59%
70%
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

48%
54%
59%
39%
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

Tanner Elementary School is a public middle school in Chicago. The principal of Tanner Elementary School is Kenndell L Smith. 449 children attend Tanner Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 0.5% of the Tanner Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 90% of the 449 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 95% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Tanner Elementary School is 19:1. Revere Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 99% 42%
Hispanic 0.4% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 0.4% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Multiracial 0% 1%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 86%
Limited English proficiency 0.5% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 90% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have no good review for this school. My granddaughter attend Tanner I would like for her parent to place her in another school that is willing and able to work with the parent who are concern about there child(ren)'s educations. We have had complaint and the issue have not been addressed.

  • (3 years ago)

    In my opinion Tanner has a Great Principal. I have known the principal since he was in his late teens and I must say that he is a great person his best attribute is his compassion. Definitely known by his peers as one always seeking the peaceful resolution and with the level of popularity he experienced countless intense situations would have took a turn opposite of peaceful without his intervention or with his approval. Regarding a comment made by a parent about an incident in April relating to her child being mistreated while the principal watched. Of course I was not there but I again have known the principal for many years and I along with any other individual who knows him question the validity of that comment. The principal is a man of good character and the student as well as the faculty are Blessed that he is the leader there. To the parent who has every right and duty to fight for her child as a parent of a 12th grader I know and understand how important that is for the all around well being of a child. I really don't think you received accurate info. The principal is definitely not a person who would mistreat a child or stand by and allow it he wouldn't.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a parent to a child that attended this school I must say that I am very disappointed in the way its ran. My son was physically harmed by a teacher and the principle refused to assist. On top of it his grade point average was well below average. Now he is attending a school on the northside of Chicago and is above average in math and reading. Thanks for nothing Tanner.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son graduated from Tanner in 2005 at that time it was a totally different school. I was confident and comfortable with the staff teachers and the education my son received. My daughter attends the school and is in 4th grade and I am totally disappointed in the lack of discipline and professionalism exhibited by some of the staff and administrators in addition to the unruly students. My daughter has above average scores and my husband has often been told by her home room teacher that we should look into putting her in a gifted program. I am very disappointed because I feel the children are not monitored enough the staff seem to be inattentive to the parent's concerns and the classwork is not challenging that we have opted for a private school next school year for her. Her education well being and safety come first. Don't send your child here!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is horrible when it comes to the welfare of their students. My children attend this school only because this is their in district school. They give you one day notice when it comes to field trips then begs for chaperones on no notice but they can have students bring home flyers for fun day where all proceeds go back to the school 30 days before the event and can't put the money back into the school. I am a parent that stays on my childs education and i wont say that all the teachers and staff there are bad but the majority are only concerned with their well being. I would not recomend this school to anyone else.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child is currently a student at Tanner shcool. I am a graduate of Tanner class of 1985. The teachers that I had were great and so far the teachers that my child has had have been great with the exception of one. Ms. Blackburn was his kindergarten teacher and that woman is awesome. My child came to her class 3 weeks after school had began (due to a transfer)and was reading after one week in her class. His present teache Mrs. Shaw is also incredible. I credit both of them with my sons excitement about wanting to go to school. But to the parents who place blame on the teachers. They are not perfect. However your childs future begins at home.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have major concerns about this school. My child don't receive homework but once or twice a week. The teachers seems to be more of just here to get paid no concerns about the good education of our students. I'm very disappointed . The students are not dicipline their wild pretty much. The principal and the assistant principal are not getting more involved about the students of this school. This is not a school I would recommend for anyone who want the best education for their child.

  • (10 years ago)

    I graduated from Tanner Elementary School back in 1999. I attended tanner Scool from kindergarten through 8th grade. I graduated salutotorian the second highest in my class thanks to the four most woonderful teachers in the world my second grade teacher Ms. Titsworth my fourth grade teacher Mrs. Shelley Brown and my two eigth grade teachers Ms. Angela Moss and Mr. Launder Carter the teacher who is now serving in the army. Thanks to them I am who I am today a hardworking law-abiding citizen. I have much respect for all of the teachers and staff at henry O. Tanner Elementary School and I encourage them to keep up the good teaching . The world needs more teachers and schools like Tanner School.

  • (10 years ago)

    Tanner Elementary is a great neighborhood school with concerned teachers and regularly improving and ever changing programs designed to meet the needs of its students and the community. Faculty members educational support staff administrative and pupil personnel specialists are always available to discuss issues of concern to parents and community residents. No appointments are needed. The isolated incident mentioned by another parent whose review appears on this site grossly overstate and misrepresent the facts. School programs are indeed available and were offered during the earlier part of this school year (2004) their creation and promotion are in large part determined by the financial support of the Chicago Board of Education and other funding sources. It is unfortunate that this parent did not make full use of the resources and interested individuals who are always available to listen to parental discussions about their worries and problems.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is a big disappointment to me I was a student at this school years ago and I have noticed that it is not the same. The teachers are so into themselves. There are no extra activities at the school. My son is in eigth grade his previous teacher had to leave because he was in the reserves and they now have a new teacher. The students complain about the school teachers admistration. My son's teacher has no patience instead of him helping the children he gives them the answers. This is a critical moment in my childs life and I feel like they don't take out the time to sit down and talk to the students. There are no accelerated opportunities that the children would be interested in. The caliber of teachers that actually no how to teach is ridiculus.

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