Zapata Elementary Academy

  • Zapata Elementary Academy serves 829 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 43% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Zapata Elementary Academy placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.

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Zapata Elementary Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • Zapata Elementary Academy's student population of 829 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students829 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Zapata Elementary Academy
Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Zapata Elementary Academy by grade.

School Comparison

  • Zapata Elementary Academy is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,679 schools in Illinois (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Zapata Elementary Academy is 0.00, 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#1150 out of 3679 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Zapata Elementary Academy 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)
43%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Zapata Elementary Academy 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 Ratio21:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Zapata Elementary Academy and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
100%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Zapata Elementary Academy and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Zapata Elementary Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
n/a
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Zapata Elementary Academy and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Zapata Elementary Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.000.67
This chart display the diversity score of Zapata Elementary Academy and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
96%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Zapata Elementary Academy 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 Zapata Elementary Academy 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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