Lara Elementary Academy

4619 S Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Lara Elementary Academy serves 442 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Lara Elementary 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (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 20% (which is lower 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 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Lara Elementary Academy's student population of 442 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students442 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

Lara Elementary Academy is ranked within the bottom 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 Lara Elementary Academy is 0.08, 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
#2691 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
96%
26%
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Black
3%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Lara Elementary Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
1%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
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4%
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Diversity Score
0.080.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Lara 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 (11-12)
43%
27%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Lara Elementary Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2011-12 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 Lara Elementary Academy is Peace And Education Coalition High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Hedges Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago Hedges Elementary School Math: 6% | Reading: 12%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 668 students
    0.2 miles
    4747 S Winchester Av
    Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 535-7360
    0.2 PK-8 668
  • Chicago Peace And Education Coalition High School Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 10-12 | 96 students
    0.2 miles
    4946 S Paulina St
    Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 535-9023
    0.2 10-12 96
  • Chicago Seward Elementary Communication Arts Ac Magnet School
    Math: 11% | Reading: 15%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 685 students
    0.2 miles
    4600 S Hermitage Ave
    Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 535-4890
    0.2 PK-8 685
  • Chicago Back Of The Yards Ib High School Math: 32% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,064 student
    0.3 miles
    2111 W 47th St
    Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 535-7320
    0.3 9-12 1,064
  • Chicago Chavez Elementary Multicultural Academy Ct Math: 41% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 971 students
    0.3 miles
    4747 S Marshfield Av
    Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 535-4600
    0.3 PK-8 971

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