7342 S Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL 60636
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Southside Occupational Academy High School serves 271 students in grades 11-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower 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).

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School Overview

Southside Occupational Academy High School's student population of 271 students has grown by 27% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 11-12
Total Students
271 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Southside Occupational Academy High School is 0.47, 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 Data
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State Level (IL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
<50%
32%
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
28%
26%
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Black
67%
17%
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White
5%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.47
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Graduation Rate
(16-17)
<50%
87%
Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
2%
3%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 11-12
  • Students: 271 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Graduation Rate
    : <50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50%
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.47 (Top 50% in IL)

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