Hope Academy serves 550 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Hope 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 ≤1% (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 2% (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 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).
- Grades: Kindergarten-8
- Enrollment: 550 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
- Minority Enrollment: 82%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in IL
- Math Proficiency: ≤1% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 2% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education
Hope Academy's student population of 550 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 27% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Hope 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 Hope Academy is 0.54, 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
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3655 out of 3663 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Hope Academy's ranking?
Hope Academy is ranked #3655 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤1% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 2% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
How many students attend Hope Academy?
550 students attend Hope Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
64% of Hope Academy students are Black, 18% of students are White, 13% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Hope Academy?
Hope Academy has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Hope Academy offer ?
Hope Academy offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8
What school district is Hope Academy part of?
Hope Academy is part of Decatur SD 61 School District.
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