3630 S Wells St
Chicago, IL 60609
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Air Force Academy High School serves 261 students in grades 9-12.
Air Force Academy High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Air Force Academy High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Air Force Academy High School's student population of 261 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
261 students
This chart display total students of Air Force Academy High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Air Force Academy High School
Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Air Force Academy High School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Air Force Academy High School by grade.

School Rankings

Air Force Academy High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Air Force Academy High School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3335 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Air Force Academy High School, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Air Force Academy High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Air Force Academy High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Air Force Academy High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Air Force Academy High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
41%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Air Force Academy High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
44%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Air Force Academy High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
10%
48%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Air Force Academy High School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Air Force Academy High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Air Force Academy High School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.63
This chart display the diversity score of Air Force Academy High School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
(17-18)
85-89%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Air Force Academy High School and public school graduation rate of Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Air Force Academy High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
6%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Air Force Academy High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

Review Air Force Academy High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Nearby Homes for Sale

Recent Articles

Understanding Your Local PTA
Learn about how your local PTA works and how getting involved can help your community.
Class Size: State Regulation of Class Size
Learn how various states regulate maximum class sizes.
Smaller Class Sizes: Pros and Cons
Do smaller class sizes make a difference? We look at both sides of the issue.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 261 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Btm 50% in IL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.63 (Top 20%)

Related School Videos

Quick Links