Kenwood Academy High School

5015 S Blackstone Av
Chicago, IL 60615
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Kenwood Academy High School serves 1,756 students in grades 7-12.
Kenwood Academy High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

Kenwood Academy High School's student population of 1,756 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 92 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students1,756 students
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Total Classroom Teachers92 teachers
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School Comparison

Kenwood Academy High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Kenwood Academy High School is 0.29, 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
#899 out of 3672 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
5%
26%
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Black
84%
17%
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White
5%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.290.68
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Graduation Rate
93%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
9%
3%
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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 Kenwood Academy High School is Little Black Pearl Arts Academy High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Murray Elementary Language Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Shoesmith Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago Shoesmith Elementary School Math: 20% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 363 students
    0.2 miles
    1330 E 50th St
    Chicago, IL 60615
    (773) 535-1764
    0.2 K-6 363
  • Chicago Murray Elementary Language Academy Magnet School
    Math: 22% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 513 students
    0.4 miles
    5335 S Kenwood Ave
    Chicago, IL 60615
    (773) 535-0585
    0.4 K-8 513
  • Chicago Little Black Pearl Arts Academy High School Magnet School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 116 students
    0.6 miles
    1060 E 47th St
    Chicago, IL 60653
    (773) 690-5500
    0.6 9-12 116
  • Chicago Univ Of Chicago Chtr-nth Kenwood Charter School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 354 students
    0.6 miles
    1119 E 46th St
    Chicago, IL 60653
    (773) 536-2399
    0.6 PK-5 354
  • Chicago Ariel Elementary Community Academy Math: 14% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 519 students
    0.7 miles
    1119 E 46th St
    Chicago, IL 60653
    (773) 535-1996
    0.7 PK-8 519

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