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Get to know Peterson Elementary

Peterson is a linguistically and ethnically diverse Chicago Public School, serving students in preschool- 8th grade in the Hollywood and North Park neighborhoods.  Our zip code is one of the most diverse in the nation!

Student Body

  • PreK to 8th Grade Neighborhood Elementary School

  • Current Enrollment: 900 Students

  • Ethnicities Represented:

    • Asian: 27.8%

    • Black: 4.8%

    • Hispanic: 37.9%

    • Multiracial: 3.5%

    • White: 26.1%

  • 43 Different Home Languages

    • English

    • Spanish

    • Arabic

    • Gujarati

    • Urdu

    • Vietnamese

  • Approximately 74.9% Low Income

  • Approximately 13.0% Diverse Learners

  • Approximately 34.3% Second Language Learners

Peterson Accolades:

We’re proud of our staff and student accomplishments!  Here are some great things you should know about Peterson!

  • Level 1+ School Rating

  • Moved from “Not Yet Organized” to “Well Organized for Success” as Measured by the 5 Essentials W/In 2 Years

  • Reading Growth at 90th Percentile School Wide

  • Every Single Grade Growing at 70th Percentile or Above

  • Math Growth at about 60th Percentile School Wide

  • Reading and Math Attainment Well Above Average (76th and 68th)

  • Attendance at 95.3% (Continues to Increase)

  • Dramatic Decrease in Suspensions w/in 2 Years (4 to 1 per 100)

  • Two Time Recipient of TCLP Grant for Arabic Teacher

  • Multi-Year Recipient of OST Grant for After-School Programs

  • One (1) of 36 Schools Certified as Exemplary SEL School