Gale Elementary Community Academy



Gale Elementary Community Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Gale Elementary Community Academy Students by Grade
PK 56
K 48
1 55
2 62
3 51
4 63
5 38
6 36
7 46
8 30
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Gale Elementary Community Academy is a public elementary school located in Chicago, IL in the City of Chicago School District 299. It enrolls 485 students in grades 1st through 12th. Gale Elementary Community Academy is the 789th largest public school in Illinois and the 22,923rd largest nationally. It has 11.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 485
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 11.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 42.06
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 22,923rd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 789th out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 519th out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 434th out of 2,345

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Gale Elementary Community Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 250
(52%)
150,004
(50%)
 Female 235
(48%)
147,201
(50%)

Gale Elementary Community Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 301
(62%)
117,242
(39%)
 Hispanic 135
(28%)
136,780
(46%)
 Asian 20
(4%)
9,613
(3%)
 Two or More 14
(3%)
4,546
(2%)
 White 13
(3%)
27,560
(9%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
434
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
1,030
(0%)

Gale Elementary Community Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 470
(97%)
244,484
(82%)
 Not Eligible 15
(3%)
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, Gale Elementary Community Academy is ranked 277th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Gale Elementary Community Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (96.9%) 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.

Gale Elementary Community Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 639
2006 569
2007 511
2008 551
2009 505
2010 536
2011 499
2012 485

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.3
2006 19
2007 17
2008 16.7
2009 15.8
2010 18.5
2011 18.5
2012 11.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.91392801251956
2006 0.98066783831283
2007 1.0078277886497
2008 0.97277676950998
2009 0.9980198019802
2010 0.92537313432836
2011 0.95991983967936
2012 0.96907216494845

Compare Gale Elementary Community Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,150.0% 11.5:1
 
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 96.9%
 

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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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