Cather Elementary School



Cather Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Cather Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 50
K 37
1 30
2 35
3 44
4 28
5 36
6 34
7 30
8 40
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 364 students in grades 1st through 12th. Cather Elementary School is the 1,413th largest public school in Illinois and the 35,657th largest nationally. It has 16.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 364
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 21.75
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 35,657th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 1,413th out of 2,428
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,518th out of 2,415
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,553rd out of 2,415

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Cather Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 188
(52%)
145,297
(49%)
 Male 176
(48%)
148,447
(51%)

Cather Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 355
(98%)
113,125
(39%)
 Hispanic 7
(2%)
136,960
(47%)
 Asian 2
(1%)
10,422
(4%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
520
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
3,538
(1%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
641
(0%)
 White 0
(0%)
28,538
(10%)

Cather Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 350
(96%)
247,049
(84%)
 Not Eligible 14
(4%)
46,387
(16%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
308
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,421 ranked schools in Illinois, Cather Elementary School is ranked 493rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Cather Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (96.2%) is significantly higher than the state average of 52.9%. 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
2013 443
2014 374
2015 364

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
2013 15.8
2014 14
2015 16.7

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
2013 0.98194130925508
2014 0.98930481283422
2015 0.96153846153846

Compare Cather Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,493.2% 14.9:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,670.0% 16.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.9%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 96.2%
 

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