Volta Elementary School

  • Volta Elementary School serves 911 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 21% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Volta Elementary School's student population of 911 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 19% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students911 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Volta Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Volta Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Volta Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Volta Elementary School is 0.51, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. 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#2199 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Volta Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Volta Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
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Asian
25%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Volta Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
65%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Volta Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
3%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Volta Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
7%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Volta Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Volta Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.510.32
This chart display the diversity score of Volta Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
93%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Volta Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Volta Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
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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