Southside Occupational Academy High School

  • Southside Occupational Academy High School serves 265 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 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Southside Occupational Academy High School's student population of 265 students has grown by 20% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 11-12
Total Students265 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southside Occupational Academy High School's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Southside Occupational Academy High School is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
32%
Student : Teacher Ratio8:116:1
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Hispanic
26%
26%
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Black
70%
17%
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White
4%
49%
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Diversity Score0.450.67
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Graduation Rate<50%
87%
Eligible for Free Lunch
92%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity of Chicago SD 299 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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