Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School

3000 South King Dr,

Chicago, IL, 60616-3452

Tel: (773)534-9000
Grades: 9-12

1,422 students

Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School serves 1,422 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 50%.
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School operates within the City Of Chicago 299 School District.
The school district's 61% graduation rate is lower than the IL state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 1422 students has declined by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 84 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,422 students
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 40% Male / 60%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 84 teachers
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.95. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 15:1
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
1%
23%
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Hispanic (2006-2012)
Black
97%
19%
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Black (1988-2012)
White
n/a
50%
All Ethnic Groups Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Sch Ethnicity Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.06 0.95
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Diversity Score (1994-2012)
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.
55%
23%
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
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.
40%
26%
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 418,637 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 61% has decreased from 87% over five years.
School District Name City Of Chicago 299 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
641
3
Number of Students Managed 418,637 949
City Of Chicago   299 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 61% 88%
City Of Chicago   299 School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $5,028 MM $10 MM
District Spending $5,544 MM $10 MM
City Of Chicago   299 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,931 $10,546
City Of Chicago   299 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,154 $10,416
City Of Chicago   299 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
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 Chicago High School For The Arts (0.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Pershing West Elementary Magnet School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Drake Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • Recommended September 12, 2012 - i have a child who would like to attened dumbar high school and is looking forward to coming there - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 11, 2007 - 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

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