Characteristics of Chicago’s elementary facilities

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  All Schools Enrollment

under 350

Enrollment

over 1,000

Number of schools 477 55 53
Percent middle class 8% 29% 0%
Percent integrated 25% 36% 25%
Above average in reading 15% 36% 4%

Definitions

Middle class: less than 50 percent low income. Integrated: More than 15 percent white. Above average in reading: More than half of students scored at or above national norms on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills.