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Farnsworth Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 570 students

 
 

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Posted January 22, 2014

A very family oriented school. Their kindergarten teachers are some of the best I have come across in the Chicago district. The office staff is very friendly and always willing to help you out if needed. The older students seem to blend well with the younger children. An over all sturdy foundation for our children to grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

Farnworth School is a fantastic neighborhood school! The staff is great! Well trained,caring, several teachers have National Board Certification. Principal has high standards and a vision for the school. CCSS practices were happening several years ago. The school offers art, health, has had music teacher for years and has a wonderful library. Parents have opportunities to become involved and participate in their child's education. If this school is your home school count yourself lucky! I have a sophomore who graduated from Farnsworth and a seventh grader attending now. Great things are happening at Farnsworth School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

My daughter goes to Farnsworth school and its the best school. Very attentive and helpful staff. Teachers are amazing and class sizes aren't as big as other schools in the area. I will continue to send my child to Farnsworth school thru the eighth grade. Also very family oriented.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2012

I LOVED going to this school! Before going here, I went to another Chicago school that treated me very poorly and was very judgmental. I didn't know that how they were treating me was wrong until I went to this school. I remember that all the teachers and staff here were very loving and caring. I had not experienced that AT ALL in the previous school, Prussing Elementary! They taught the students very well and were just GREAT! This school made me want to learn and do better in return for their kindness. I also loved that they held after school activities! I was devastated when I had to transfer out due to living conditions.


Posted October 10, 2011

After going through the sadness of losing our long-time principal, Dr. Catherine Wells, the Farnsworth Family is continuing to work hard to keep our students rigorously engaged in all academics, proper social interactions, and personal physical improvements. Farnsworth provides as excellent environment for your children to succeed in all three areas of their lives. I am proud to be a long-term teacher at this school!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 7, 2011

Many people think that because a school is a Magnet or Charter school that they are superior to a neighborhood public school. We are proud to be part of Farnsworth and my children have received an excellent education. They have also become a member of the Farnsworth family as every child that attends the school is not just a student but a part of the whole vision of the school. The level of respect and manners they display towards one another is hard to find elsewhere. This school is doing it right!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2010

Parent Involvement is a key to success at any school. Farnsworth has some strong parent involvement. They also have wonderful teachers and strong leadership from the Principal who wants the best for her beloved school. The sports program was not cancelled because of lack of parent involvement it was cancelled because the parents that wanted the program wouldn't do the work it takes to run a program of that size. It takes time, dedication and a lot of work. Some people just like to complain instead. My children have had very successful school careers at Farnworth and I am extremely thankful to all the wonderful teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2010

My Children have been at Farnsworth since they were in preschool and are now in the upper grades. We are very happy with the school, staff and the principal. My children initially started preschool needing speech therapy and are now doing extremely well and are involved in clubs and afterschool programs. The principal has always made me feel very welcome at the school and continues to provide great leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2010

My children are very happy at Farnsworth. They have so many opportunities at this school that are made available to them by the dedicated staff and Principal. The Principal goes the extra mile to make Farnsowrth a wonderful place to learn. She makes decisions that may not be popular by ALL parents or even staff, however, she makes sound decisions that have the best interest of the school in mind. With the budget crisis that the school faces, just like many schools across the city, there is no other Principal that I would rather be in charge of Farnsworth than Dr. Wells. Her experience and determination is needed during these difficutl times. Thanks for another great year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2010

I STRONGLY DISAGREE with the parent post from June 4. I have been at Farnsworth for many years and have not seen this decline. We have STRONG leadership that is very supportive of staff, is aware of what staff is doing, and constantly provides opportunity for growth. Teachers are very willing to go that extra mile to help a child succeed. I can't speak for all sports programs, but the 2 we were involved in HAD very poor parental support. Tae Kwon Do and dance programs were great. I think it is premature to assume they will not be offered next year. I hope you find a school you are happy with, you don't seem happy here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2010

My son attends first year the PRE-K program at Farnsworth.What a great year!!!WONDERFUL TEACHERS!!! He is so happy so Im happy even more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2010

Farnsworth was a GREAT school that had a GREAT principal... through the years they have both been slowly declining. We need a strong leadership that is supportive and aware of what their staff is doing and what their staff needs to be better. The upper grades are the ones suffering the most. I read the previous posts about all the after school activities and would like to give an update. The sports program was cancelled by the principal because she said there was lack of parental support which is very untrue. The Taekwondo program just started this year and I've heard we might not have it again. There was rumors about a dance program but I havent heard anything. There was a great school play which was a first and hopefully happens again. After school all stars can only be offered to a small amount of 4th-8th graders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Farnsworth, what can I say about this school, Well my 2 kids attended this school know they are in High School. People say, When there is a good fundation the rest is a piece of cake. Well Farnsworth was a very good school for my kids. The teachers were very helpful and professional.Now that the schedule is changing it will make a diffrence in the teaching but also the learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

I am a parent with two children at Farnsworth. I am currently 'out of district' but my children were allowed to attend due to special needs. My husband and I found the school, Principal, staff and families so welcoming that we have decided to move into the neighborhood. Having experienced other CPS schools, I feel fortunate to be a part of this school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

I think that having the school follow a Track E schedule starting next year is GREAT !!! I think it will be a great help to the students in the long run. The children will be ready to start in August without the teachers having to spend so much time reviewing. Sure it cuts summer short by a few weeks, but by mid August my kids are bored and miss their friends, and are looking forward to going back. GREAT decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

I'd like to respond to review written September 8, 2009. This was the first day of school. Curious why you are sending your child to a school you are not happy with. It's unfortunate you did not give the school a chance. I have found the school to be wonderful There are numerous programs the parents and admisnistration bring to the school. I love it! And more important-my kids love it!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

Love this school!!!! just transferred my son from another CPS School in 4th grade. Thought the adjustment might be difficult but it has been so wonderful. The school as a whole is great, the teachers all obviously care about their students, the work is so much more creative than anything else he had done previously. This school is a gem. Best decision I've ever made
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Farnsworth truly cares about the children- the teachers especially those in PreK make sure the teacher/parent relationship is strong with open communication which only helps strengthen the children skill sets. The children WANT to go see their teachers and are excited about learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

Don't like the school it does not have after school programs or activitis its boring . Is like the teachers just work because they have to not because they love to teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

My daughter attends the pre-k program at Farnsworth; I am very pleased with this program, the teachers, and the aide.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students36%
Female36%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Low income21%
Not low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female64%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income43%
Not low income88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female59%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Low income54%
Not low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female41%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Low income36%
Not low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low income77%
Not low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students68%
Female55%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Low income64%
Not low income73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female64%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Low income77%
Not low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students59%
Female61%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income52%
Not low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female79%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income58%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income82%
Not low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female72%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income64%
Not low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income72%
Not low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students74%
Female83%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income67%
Not low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female69%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income49%
Not low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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26%
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46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 43% 51%
Hispanic 42% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 4%
Black 2% 18%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5414 North Linder Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
Phone: (773) 534-3535

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