Thorp O A Elementary Scholastic Academy

6024 West Warwick Ave,

Chicago, IL, 60634-2554

Tel: (773)534-3640
Grades: KG-8

834 students

Thorp O A Elementary Scholastic Academy serves 834 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 50%.
Thorp O A Elementary Scholastic Academy operates within the City Of Chicago 299 School District.

Overview

The student population of 834 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 834 students
Thorp  O A Elementary Scholastic Academy Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Thorp  O A Elementary Scholastic Academy Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Thorp  O A Elementary Scholastic Academy Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more 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 20:1 15:1
Thorp  O A Elementary Scholastic Academy Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
8%
4%
Thorp  O A Elementary Scholastic Academy Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
40%
23%
Thorp  O A Elementary Scholastic Academy Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
12%
19%
Thorp  O A Elementary Scholastic Academy Black (1988-2012)
White
30%
50%
Thorp  O A Elementary Scholastic Academy White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Thorp  O A Elementary Scholastic Academy Sch Ethnicity Thorp  O A Elementary Scholastic Academy 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.
0.73 0.66
Thorp  O A Elementary Scholastic Academy Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
14%
23%
Thorp  O A Elementary Scholastic Academy 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.
35%
26%
Thorp  O A Elementary Scholastic Academy Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 418,637 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name City Of Chicago 299 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
641
3
Number of Students Managed 418,637 797
District Total Revenue $5,028 MM $10 MM
City Of Chicago   299 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
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 Academy High School (0.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Northwest Middle School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Schubert Elementary School (1.5 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Chicago Chicago Academy High School
    3400 North Austin Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60634
    (773)534-0146
    0.4  mi  |  501  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Chicago Chicago Academy Elementary School
    3400 North Austin Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60634
    (773)534-3885
    0.4  mi  |  600  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Chicago Reinberg Elementary School
    3425 North Major Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60634
    (773)534-3465
    0.6  mi  |  823  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Chicago Smyser Elementary School
    4310 North Melvina Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60634
    (773)534-3711
    0.9  mi  |  1037  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Chicago Steinmetz Academic Centre High School
    3030 North Mobile Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60634
    (773)534-3030
    0.9  mi  |  1854  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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