School Details

Dr Ralph Bunche School

16500 Park Avenue, Markham, IL 60428
(708) 333-6625
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 1-4 169 students 11 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

58%
68%
56%
47%
62%
55%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 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. In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • Hazel Crest School District 152-5 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
38%
64%
45%
37%
56%
53%
55%
76%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2013-2014 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. In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • Hazel Crest School District 152-5 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dr Ralph Bunche School is a public elementary school in Markham. The principal of Dr Ralph Bunche School is Ms. Carolyn Palmer. 169 students go to Dr Ralph Bunche School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Dr Ralph Bunche School students have "limited English proficiency." 77% of the 169 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 98% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Dr Ralph Bunche School is 11:1. Maya Angelou Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 93% 89%
Hispanic 6% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98% 96%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 77% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I love the school especially principal Carolyn Palmer and her teaching staff. The staff cares about the children and try hard to help the students succeed.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think the school is doing a great job in improving the children education. My student loves his teacher school and classes. He enjoys going to school!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have attended this school before it changes it name. I have three children my youngest son is now attending. We are now in our third generation with my family my parents are still in same location. And I also a happy resident to live in this great community. I have experiences one teacher I was not happy with her teaching skills or how she handle her students. Currently this is my child last year so far we have had great teachers and WONDERFUL PRINCPAL! Yes the school is in a safe environment. This School is in a great community as parents we must come out and support our community teachers and our children. If we don t we can lose our great school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have attended this school and it has a safe environment for children but the teachers need to improve some of their teaching techniques. for your information I attended this school 2 years ago and I am currently attending warren palm school

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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