Volta Elementary School

4950 N Avers Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 732 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, Volta Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 30%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 732 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • : Bottom 50% in IL
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Volta Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Volta Elementary School's student population of 732 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
732 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Volta Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,426 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Volta Elementary 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.
This School
State Level (IL)
#2667 out of 3426 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Volta Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
(20-21)
10-14%
28%
This chart displays 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 2020-21 school year data.
10%
30%
This chart displays 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 2021-22 school year data.
20-24%
50%
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Volta Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
19%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Volta Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
69%
27%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Volta Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
4%
17%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Volta Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
7%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Volta Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Volta Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Volta Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Illinois.
0.49
This chart displays the diversity score of Volta Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
43%
This chart displays 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 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
3%
5%
This chart displays 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.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Volta Elementary School's ranking?
Volta Elementary School is ranked #2667 out of 3,426 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Volta Elementary School often compared to?
Volta Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Peterson Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 10% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% IL state average).
How many students attend Volta Elementary School?
732 students attend Volta Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
69% of Volta Elementary School students are Hispanic, 19% of students are Asian, 7% of students are White, 4% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Volta Elementary School?
Volta Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Volta Elementary School offer ?
Volta Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Volta Elementary School part of?
Volta Elementary School is part of City Of Chicago SD 299 School District.
In what neighborhood is Volta Elementary School located?
Volta Elementary School is located in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago, IL. There are 6 other public schools located in Albany Park.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 732 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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