Academy For Learning

306 East 144th St,

Dolton, IL, 60419-1119

Tel: (708)841-1063
Grades: 9-12

45 students

Academy For Learning serves 45 students in grades 9-12.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 50%.
Academy For Learning operates within the Exc Children Have Opportunities School District.

Overview

The student population of 45 students has declined by 75% over five years.
School Type Special education school
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 45 students
Academy For Learning Total Students (2008-2012)
Gender % 76% Male / 24%Female
Total Classroom Teachers n/a
Academy For Learning Total Classroom Teachers (2008-2011)
Students by Grade Academy For Learning Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of : has increased from 5:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio n/a 15:1
Academy For Learning Student : Teacher Ratio (2008-2011)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
2%
23%
Academy For Learning Hispanic (2008-2012)
Black
95%
19%
Academy For Learning Black (2008-2012)
White
2%
50%
Academy For Learning White (2008-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.10 0.66
Academy For Learning Diversity Score (2008-2012)
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.
22% 23%
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.
48% 26%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 193 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Exc Children Have Opportunities School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 193 797
Graduation Rate n/a% 88%
District Total Revenue $43 MM $10 MM
District Spending $50 MM $10 MM
District Revenue / Student $223,995 $10,546
District Spending / Student $261,306 $10,416
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Thornridge High School (1.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Lincoln Junior High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Franklin Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Dolton Franklin Elementary School
    14701 Chicago Rd
    Dolton , IL , 60419
    (708)201-2083
    0.5  mi  |  229  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Dolton Lincoln Elementary School
    14151 Lincoln Ave
    Dolton , IL , 60419
    (708)201-2075
    0.5  mi  |  402  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Dolton Lincoln Junior High School
    14151 Lincoln Ave
    Dolton , IL , 60419
    (708)201-2075
    0.5  mi  |  235  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Dolton Roosevelt Junior High School
    111 West 146th St
    Dolton , IL , 60419
    (708)201-2071
    0.6  mi  |  205  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Dolton Roosevelt Elementary School
    111 West 146th St
    Dolton , IL , 60419
    (708)201-2070
    0.6  mi  |  317  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

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Dolton, IL public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.06, which is lower than the Illinois average of 0.3. The most diverse school in Dolton is Able Program. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Illinois or national school diversity statistics.