Coles Elementary Language Academy

8441 S Yates Blvd
Chicago, IL 60617
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
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Bottom 50%
Coles Elementary Language Academy serves 311 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Coles Elementary Language Academy 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (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 6-9% (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 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 311 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Coles Elementary Language Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

Coles Elementary Language Academy's student population of 311 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
311 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Rankings

Coles Elementary Language Academy is ranked within the bottom 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 Coles Elementary Language Academy is 0.08, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3321 out of 3663 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
3%
27%
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Black
96%
17%
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White
1%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.08
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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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 Coles Elementary Language Academy's ranking?
Coles Elementary Language Academy is ranked #3321 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Coles Elementary Language Academy often compared to?
Coles Elementary Language Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Hoyne Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 6-9% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
How many students attend Coles Elementary Language Academy?
311 students attend Coles Elementary Language Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
96% of Coles Elementary Language Academy students are Black, 3% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Coles Elementary Language Academy?
Coles Elementary Language Academy has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Coles Elementary Language Academy offer ?
Coles Elementary Language Academy offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Coles Elementary Language Academy part of?
Coles Elementary Language Academy is part of City Of Chicago SD 299 School District.

School Reviews

5   10/10/2014
Overall Edward Coles is a great school the principals and teachers care about all of their students.
- Posted by Parent - lesli

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 311 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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