Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy



Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 21
1 22
2 22
3 14
4 25
5 19
6 31
7 22
8 22
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy is a public elementary school located in Chicago, IL in the City of Chicago School District 299. It enrolls 198 students in grades 1st through 12th. Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy is the 2,222nd largest public school in Illinois and the 48,211th largest nationally. It has 16.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 198
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 12.19
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 48,211th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 2,222nd out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,706th out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 2,161st out of 2,345

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Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 119
(60%)
147,201
(50%)
 Male 79
(40%)
150,004
(50%)

Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 159
(80%)
117,242
(39%)
 Two or More 37
(19%)
4,546
(2%)
 Hispanic 2
(1%)
136,780
(46%)
 White 0
(0%)
27,560
(9%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
9,613
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
434
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
1,030
(0%)

Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 169
(85%)
244,484
(82%)
 Not Eligible 29
(15%)
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, Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy is ranked 1,323rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (85.4%) 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.

Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 181
2006 149
2007 162
2008 151
2009 171
2010 210
2011 207
2012 198

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.2
2006 16.6
2007 16.2
2008 21.6
2009 19
2010 21
2011 18.8
2012 16.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011 0.96618357487923
2012 0.85353535353535

Compare Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,620.0% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 85.4%
 

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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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