Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School

Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School serves 1,123 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the IL average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 50%.
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School operates within the City Of Chicago 299 School District.
City Of Chicago 299 School District's 70% graduation rate is lower than the IL state average of 88%.

School Overview

The student population of 1123 students has declined by 26% over five years.
The teacher population of 71 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,123 students
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 71 teachers
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.01 is less than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 18:1
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.01 0.31
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
97%
47%
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
3%
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

City Of Chicago 299 School District's student population of 396,641 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 70% has increased from 57% over five years.
The revenue/student of $12,535 is higher than the state average of $11,118. The district revenue/student has declined by 12% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $13,173 is higher than the state average of $11,218. The district spending/student has declined by 7% over four years.
School District Name City Of Chicago 299 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
682
3
Number of Students Managed 396,641 938
City Of Chicago   299 School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 70% 88%
City Of Chicago   299 School District Graduation Rate (1999-2014)
District Total Revenue $5,104 MM $11 MM
City Of Chicago   299 School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $5,363 MM $11 MM
City Of Chicago   299 School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,535 $11,118
City Of Chicago   299 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,173 $11,218
City Of Chicago   299 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Chicago High School For The Arts (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Perspectives Charter High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Drake Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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School Reviews

i have a child who would like to attened dumbar high school and is looking forward to coming there
- Posted by Parent, 09/12/12
I feel that Dunbar is a very good school to go to because it has many things to offer. When you become a sophmore you have 22 shops to choose from, for instance:cosmetology you can get your license when you become a senior instead of going to college and getting your license. Dunbar is a well-known school and we also don't have a lot of violence but you know every school has violence in their school and in their enviroment.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 01/11/07

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