Catalyst Charter - Maria Es
Catalyst Charter - Maria Es serves 1,098 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Catalyst Charter - Maria Es 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 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).
- School Type: Charter School
- Grades: Kindergarten-12
- Students: 1,098 students
- Minority Enrollment: 99%
- Graduation Rate: 90-94% (Top 30% in IL)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: 14% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 22% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education
Catalyst Charter - Maria Es's student population of 1,098 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Catalyst Charter - Maria Es 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 Es is 0.50, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2824 out of 3655 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
View the Catalyst Charter - Maria Es yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:
First day of 2022-2023 school year!
August 22, 2022 (Monday)
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education
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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