Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School

  • Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School serves 997 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the IL average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 51%.
  • Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School operates within the City Of Chicago 299 School District.
  • City Of Chicago 299 School District's 70% graduation rate is lower than the IL state average of 88%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 997 students has declined by 29% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 62 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 997 students
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 62 teachers
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Hispanic
2%
25%
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Black Students (2006-2015)
Black
98%
17%
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Black Students (1990-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
n/a
3%
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.04 0.31
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
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Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
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Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

  • City Of Chicago 299 School District's student population of 390,653 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 70% has increased from 57% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $13,609 in this district is less than the state average of $15,061. The district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $14,509 is less than the state average of $15,092. The district spending/student has grown by 10% over four years.
School District Name City Of Chicago 299 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
586
3
Number of Students Managed 390,653 753
City Of Chicago 299 School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 70% 88%
City Of Chicago 299 School District Graduation Rate (1998-2015)
District Total Revenue $5,389 MM $11 MM
City Of Chicago 299 School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $5,745 MM $11 MM
City Of Chicago 299 School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $13,609 $15,061
City Of Chicago 299 School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $14,509 $15,092
City Of Chicago 299 School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  9/12/2012
i have a child who would like to attened dumbar high school and is looking forward to coming there
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5  1/11/2007
I feel that Dunbar is a very good school to go to because it has many things to offer. When you become a sophmore you have 22 shops to choose from, for instance:cosmetology you can get your license when you become a senior instead of going to college and getting your license. Dunbar is a well-known school and we also don't have a lot of violence but you know every school has violence in their school and in their enviroment.
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