Zapata Elementary Academy



Zapata Elementary Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Zapata Elementary Academy Students by Grade
PK 75
K 68
1 90
2 99
3 86
4 85
5 104
6 87
7 91
8 89
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Zapata Elementary Academy is a public elementary school located in Chicago, IL in the City of Chicago School District 299. It enrolls 874 students in grades 1st through 12th. Zapata Elementary Academy is the 95th largest public school in Illinois and the 2,789th largest nationally. It has 18.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 874
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18:1
Full Time Teachers: 48.67
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 2,789th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 95th out of 2,428
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,855th out of 2,415
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 108th out of 2,415

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Zapata Elementary Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 445
(51%)
148,447
(51%)
 Female 429
(49%)
145,297
(49%)

Zapata Elementary Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 869
(99%)
136,960
(47%)
 White 3
(0%)
28,538
(10%)
 Black 2
(0%)
113,125
(39%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
520
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
10,422
(4%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
3,538
(1%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
641
(0%)

Zapata Elementary Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 847
(97%)
247,049
(84%)
 Not Eligible 27
(3%)
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, Zapata Elementary Academy is ranked 60th for total students on lunch assistance.

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

Zapata Elementary Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 824
2006 910
2007 921
2008 988
2009 981
2010 956
2011 978
2012 967
2013 928
2014 890
2015 874

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.2
2006 21.7
2007 19.2
2008 20.6
2009 19.6
2010 20.3
2011 20.8
2012 11.3
2013 15.9
2014 16.5
2015 18

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.98058252427184
2006 1.0098901098901
2007 0.9956568946797
2008 0.99089068825911
2009 0.99694189602446
2010 0.99686192468619
2011 0.98977505112474
2012 0.98448810754912
2013 0.97844827586207
2014 0.98089887640449
2015 0.96910755148741

Compare Zapata Elementary Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,493.2% 14.9:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,800.0% 18.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.9%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 96.9%
 

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