Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy

4520 S Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60632
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 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 Placements

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

School Overview

Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy's student population of 1,065 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students1,065 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy
Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1628 out of 3672 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:115:1
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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%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
1%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.060.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
95%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity Of Chicago 299 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy is Kelly High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy Magnet School
    Math: 26% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 814 students
    0.3 miles
    4420 S Sacramento Av
    Chicago, IL 60632
    (773) 535-7215
    0.3 PK-8 814
  • Chicago Acero Chtr - Officer Marquez Cmps Charter School
    Math: 20% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 576 students
    0.4 miles
    2916 W 47th St
    Chicago, IL 60632
    (773) 321-2200
    0.4 K-8 576
  • Chicago Acero Chtr-brighton Park Campus Charter School
    Math: 21% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 570 students
    0.6 miles
    4420 S Fairfield Ave
    Chicago, IL 60632
    (312) 455-5434
    0.6 K-8 570
  • Chicago Acero Chtr Network - Jovita Idar Charter School
    Math: 28% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 571 students
    0.7 miles
    5050 S Homan Ave
    Chicago, IL 60632
    (312) 455-5450
    0.7 K-8 571
  • Chicago Kelly High School Math: 16% | Reading: 13%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,881 student
    0.7 miles
    4136 S California Av
    Chicago, IL 60632
    (773) 535-4900
    0.7 9-12 1,881

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