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  • Public School
  • Title 1 Data about Title 1 status comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education.

Dirksen Elementary School

  • (773) 534-1090
  • Contact info is sourced from our partners at MDR Education, and DonorsChoose updates our site ahead of each school year.
  • 8601 W Foster Ave
  • Chicago, IL 60656
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About this school

Dirksen Elementary School is an urban public school in Chicago, Illinois that is part of Chicago Public School District 299. It serves 1,210 students in Pre-K - 8 with a student/teacher ratio of 31.8:1. Its teachers have had 78 projects funded on DonorsChoose.

  • Grades Served
    Pre-K - 8
  • Students
    1,210
  • Teachers
    38

Dirksen Elementary School Contact info is sourced from our partners at MDR Education, and DonorsChoose updates our site ahead of each school year.

  • (773) 534-1090
  • 8601 W Foster Ave
  • Chicago, IL 60656

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Dirksen Elementary School Demographics

59%
of students receive free or reduced price lunch Data about students' economic need comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education. Learn more
Source: the National Center for Education Statistics
31%
of students are Black, Latino, Native American, or Asian Data about school demographics comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education. The numbers in this chart may not add up to 100% because of limitations in the available data.

Schools in districts that mainly serve students of color receive substantially less state and local support than similar districts that serve primarily White students. Learn more about this gap, why it exists, and how you can help close it.

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Dirksen Elementary School Support on DonorsChoose Last updated Jul 16, 2024

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Dirksen Elementary School

$36,980
raised using DonorsChoose
78
projects funded
20
teachers funded
188
donors
5
projects for basic supplies
7
projects for technology
19
projects for books
7
projects for art supplies

Dirksen Elementary School has received support from 145 individuals from Illinois and 43 individuals out-of-state.

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