Cather Elementary School



Cather Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Cather Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 31
K 29
1 25
2 11
3 17
4 23
5 22
6 23
7 31
8 23
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Cather Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Chicago, IL in the City of Chicago School District 299. It enrolls 235 students in grades 1st through 12th. Cather Elementary School is the 2,117th largest public school in Illinois and the 46,189th largest nationally. It has 17.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 235
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 13.41
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 46,189th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 2,117th out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,957th out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 2,100th out of 2,345

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Cather Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 129
(55%)
147,201
(50%)
 Male 106
(45%)
150,004
(50%)

Cather Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 228
(97%)
117,242
(39%)
 Hispanic 7
(3%)
136,780
(46%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
434
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
9,613
(3%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
4,546
(2%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
1,030
(0%)
 White 0
(0%)
27,560
(9%)

Cather Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 232
(99%)
244,484
(82%)
 Not Eligible 3
(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, Cather Elementary School is ranked 990th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Cather Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (98.7%) 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.

Cather Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 252
2006 245
2007 234
2008 218
2009 234
2010 222
2011 233
2012 235

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 10.6
2006 18.8
2007 16.7
2008 12.1
2009 16.7
2010 14.8
2011 17.9
2012 17.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.99206349206349
2006 0.98367346938776
2007 0.98717948717949
2008 0.98623853211009
2009 0.98717948717949
2010 0.98648648648649
2011 0.98712446351931
2012 0.98723404255319

Compare Cather Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,750.0% 17.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 98.7%
 

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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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