Chicago World Language Academy

1340 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60607
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Chicago World Language Academy serves 438 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Chicago World Language Academy placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 438 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 24% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Chicago World Language Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

Chicago World Language Academy's student population of 438 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
438 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Chicago World Language Academy is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,663 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Chicago World Language Academy is 0.76, which is more 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1695 out of 3663 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
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Asian
21%
5%
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Hispanic
33%
27%
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Black
26%
17%
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White
14%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.76
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
10%
3%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Chicago World Language Academy's ranking?
Chicago World Language Academy is ranked #1695 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 25% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
How many students attend Chicago World Language Academy?
438 students attend Chicago World Language Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
33% of Chicago World Language Academy students are Hispanic, 26% of students are Black, 21% of students are Asian, 14% of students are White, and 6% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Chicago World Language Academy?
Chicago World Language Academy has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Chicago World Language Academy offer ?
Chicago World Language Academy offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8
What school district is Chicago World Language Academy part of?
Chicago World Language Academy is part of City Of Chicago SD 299 School District.

School Reviews

5   2/16/2023
My son had an outstanding foundation here with creme of the crop teachers. In First grade, he had Ms. Ragsdale,2nd Ms. Gil 3rd, and 4th Ms. Gray...Without a good foundation, a child will be lost as they continue to upper grades...The principal at the new school was Dr. Gunther who was great...I could go to the classroom at any time and observe...Plus it was very convenient because I live in the neighborhood.....It's a great school as I understand it until this day.....Excellent school...All the teachers were great...I recommend this school however if I didn't like it I would have transferred him...He was with the first group of children that went to the school when first built.......Thank You to all the teachers.
- Posted by Parent - Deborah Bulava
5   9/9/2017
great school
- Posted by Student/Alumni - 60623

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 438 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 24% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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