Polaris Elementary Charter Academy



Polaris Elementary Charter Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Polaris Elementary Charter Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 49
1 48
2 52
3 54
4 49
5 51
6 44
7 48
8 43
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Polaris Elementary Charter Academy is a public elementary school located in Chicago, IL in the City of Chicago School District 299. It enrolls 438 students in grades 1st through 12th. Polaris Elementary Charter Academy is the 1,011th largest public school in Illinois and the 28,086th largest nationally.

Total Students: 438
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: -1:1
Full Time Teachers: -1

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Polaris Elementary Charter Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 231
(53%)
148,447
(51%)
 Female 207
(47%)
145,297
(49%)

Polaris Elementary Charter Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 388
(89%)
113,125
(39%)
 Hispanic 46
(11%)
136,960
(47%)
 Two or More 3
(1%)
3,538
(1%)
 White 1
(0%)
28,538
(10%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
10,422
(4%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
520
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
641
(0%)

Polaris Elementary Charter Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 409
(93%)
247,049
(84%)
 Not Eligible 29
(7%)
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, Polaris Elementary Charter Academy is ranked 364th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Polaris Elementary Charter Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (93.4%) 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.

Polaris Elementary Charter Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2007 114
2008 181
2009 243
2010 281
2011 335
2012 381
2013 433
2014 420
2015 438

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2007 19
2008 N/A
2009 22.1
2010 21.6
2011 19.7
2012 N/A
2013 21.6
2014 17.1
2015 N/A

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011 0.94626865671642
2012 0.92650918635171
2013 0.90993071593533
2014 0.94285714285714
2015 0.9337899543379

Compare Polaris Elementary Charter Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
N/A 0.0:1
 
1,493.2% 14.9:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.9%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 93.4%
 

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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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