4520 S Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60632
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy serves 1,065 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Columbia Explorers Elementary 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

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 1,065 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
1,065 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
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School Rankings

Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy is ranked within the top 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 Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy is 0.06, 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 Data
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State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1397 out of 3655 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
97%
26%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
1%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.06
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Eligible for Free Lunch
95%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
5%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 1,065 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.06 (Btm 50%)

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