Catalyst Charter - Maria Elementary School

Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 (1 review)
Catalyst Charter - Maria Elementary School serves 1,071 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Catalyst Charter - Maria Elementary 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 14% (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 22% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Catalyst Charter - Maria Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Catalyst Charter - Maria Elementary School's student population of 1,071 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students1,071 students
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Total Classroom Teachers (17-18)27 teachers
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School Rankings

Catalyst Charter - Maria Elementary 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 Catalyst Charter - Maria Elementary School is 0.52, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2824 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ration/a15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
53%
26%
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Black
45%
17%
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White
1%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.520.68
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
90-94%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
96%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Catalyst Charter - Maria Elementary 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 (12-13)
19%
5%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity Of Chicago 299 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Catalyst Charter - Maria Elementary School is Amandla Charter School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago Amandla Charter School Charter School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 245 students
    0.2 miles
    6820 S Washtenaw Ave
    Chicago, IL 60629
    (773) 535-7150
    0.2 6-12 245
  • Chicago Mckay Elementary School Math: 11% | Reading: 15%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 801 students
    0.2 miles
    6901 S Fairfield Ave
    Chicago, IL 60629
    (773) 535-9340
    0.2 PK-8 801
  • Chicago Marquette Elementary School Math: 17% | Reading: 17%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 1,169 student
    0.3 miles
    6550 S Richmond St
    Chicago, IL 60629
    (773) 535-9260
    0.3 PK-8 1,169
  • Chicago Excel Academy - Southwest High School Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 110 students
    0.4 miles
    7014 S Washtenaw Ave
    Chicago, IL 60629
    (773) 424-0721
    0.4 9-12 110
  • Chicago Fairfield Elementary Academy Math: 8% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 572 students
    0.7 miles
    6201 S Fairfield Ave
    Chicago, IL 60629
    (773) 535-9500
    0.7 PK-8 572

School Reviews

5  
It's a very good school my daughter has been in attendance there since it has opened in 2010. Unfortunately the teachers are spending too much time yelling at troubled/disrespectful students instead of sending then to the Dean's office. Therefore students who want to learn can't because there are a lot of parents who just don't give a crap about their child's education. It stated in the student handbook that they will get demerits and detentions or even kicked out because of bad behavior. But it hasn't happened. Yes my daughter is a minority in the school. she is one of approximately 3 Caucasian students who attend.
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