Richards Career Academy High School

5009 S Laflin St
Chicago, IL 60609
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Richards Career Academy High School serves 217 students in grades 9-12.
Richards Career Academy High School 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 ≤5% (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 ≤5% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower 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 and Black).

Top Placements

Richards Career Academy High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Richards Career Academy High School's student population of 217 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students217 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

Richards Career Academy High School 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 Richards Career Academy High School is 0.49, 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
#3583 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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5%
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Hispanic
60%
26%
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Black
39%
17%
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White
1%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
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4%
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Diversity Score
0.490.68
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Graduation Rate
75-79%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
38%
27%
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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 Richards Career Academy High School is Peace And Education Coalition High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Hamline Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago Hamline Elementary School Math: 14% | Reading: 11%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 543 students
    0.3 miles
    4747 S Bishop St
    Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 535-4565
    0.3 PK-8 543
  • Chicago Chavez Elementary Multicultural Academy Ct Math: 41% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 971 students
    0.4 miles
    4747 S Marshfield Av
    Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 535-4600
    0.4 PK-8 971
  • Chicago Libby Elementary School Math: 15% | Reading: 15%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 353 students
    0.4 miles
    5300 S Loomis Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 535-9050
    0.4 K-8 353
  • Chicago Daley Elementary Academy Math: 8% | Reading: 12%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 598 students
    0.5 miles
    5024 S Wolcott Ave
    Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 535-9091
    0.5 PK-8 598
  • Chicago Fulton Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 337 students
    0.5 miles
    5300 S Hermitage Ave
    Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 535-9000
    0.5 PK-8 337

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