Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy

4520 S Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60632
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy serves 796 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (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 28% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 796 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy's student population of 796 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
796 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
54 teachers
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School Rankings

Columbia Explorers Elementary 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 Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy is 0.04, 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
#1905 out of 3663 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
98%
27%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
1%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.04
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
5%
5%
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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 Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy's ranking?
Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy is ranked #1905 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy often compared to?
Columbia Explorers Elementary Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Sawyer Elementary School, Hernandez Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
16% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 28% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
How many students attend Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy?
796 students attend Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
98% of Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy?
Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy offer ?
Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy part of?
Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy is part of City Of Chicago SD 299 School District.

School Calendar

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Date
Spring Vacation-School Closed
March 25, 2024 (Monday)
Memorial Day-School Closed
May 27, 2024 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 796 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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