Lara Elementary Academy



Lara Elementary Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Lara Elementary Academy Students by Grade
PK 77
K 45
1 52
2 42
3 52
4 60
5 52
6 49
7 46
8 64
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Lara Elementary Academy is a public elementary school located in Chicago, IL in the City of Chicago School District 299. It enrolls 539 students in grades 1st through 12th. Lara Elementary Academy is the 575th largest public school in Illinois and the 17,983rd largest nationally. It has 13.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 539
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 40.24
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 17,983rd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 575th out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 963rd out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 496th out of 2,345

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Lara Elementary Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 275
(51%)
150,004
(50%)
 Female 264
(49%)
147,201
(50%)

Lara Elementary Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 513
(95%)
136,780
(46%)
 Black 17
(3%)
117,242
(39%)
 White 4
(1%)
27,560
(9%)
 Asian 2
(0%)
9,613
(3%)
 Two or More 2
(0%)
4,546
(2%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
1,030
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
434
(0%)

Lara Elementary Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 527
(98%)
244,484
(82%)
 Not Eligible 12
(2%)
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, Lara Elementary Academy is ranked 219th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Lara Elementary Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (97.8%) 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.

Lara Elementary Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 559
2006 563
2007 587
2008 601
2009 595
2010 555
2011 553
2012 539

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.5
2006 21.7
2007 20.2
2008 19.4
2009 19.2
2010 19.1
2011 20.5
2012 13.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.88193202146691
2006 0.93783303730018
2007 1.0102214650767
2008 0.98003327787022
2009 0.98655462184874
2010 0.99459459459459
2011 0.99457504520796
2012 0.97773654916512

Compare Lara Elementary Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,340.0% 13.4:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 97.8%
 

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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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