Cardenas Elementary School



Cardenas Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Cardenas Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 76
K 166
1 143
2 141
3 121
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Cardenas Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Chicago, IL in the City of Chicago School District 299. It enrolls 647 students in grades 1st through 12th. Cardenas Elementary School is the 312th largest public school in Illinois and the 10,315th largest nationally. It has 17.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 647
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 37.18
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 10,315th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 312th out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,939th out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 599th out of 2,345

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Cardenas Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 324
(50%)
147,201
(50%)
 Male 323
(50%)
150,004
(50%)

Cardenas Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 641
(99%)
136,780
(46%)
 Black 4
(1%)
117,242
(39%)
 White 2
(0%)
27,560
(9%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
9,613
(3%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
4,546
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
434
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
1,030
(0%)

Cardenas Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 643
(99%)
244,484
(82%)
 Not Eligible 4
(1%)
42,629
(14%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
10,527
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,547 ranked schools in Illinois, Cardenas Elementary School is ranked 128th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Cardenas Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (99.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 54.0%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Cardenas Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 722
2006 653
2007 613
2008 582
2009 613
2010 635
2011 639
2012 647

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.2
2006 21.8
2007 19.2
2008 18.2
2009 19.8
2010 19.8
2011 20
2012 17.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.67036011080332
2006 0.9739663093415
2007 1.0016313213703
2008 0.99484536082474
2009 0.99510603588907
2010 0.99527559055118
2011 0.9906103286385
2012 0.99381761978362

Compare Cardenas Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,740.0% 17.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 99.4%
 

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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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