Richards Career Academy High School



Richards Career Academy High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Richards Career Academy High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 74
10 70
11 49
12 77

Richards Career Academy High School is a public high school of the City of Chicago School District 299 located in Chicago, IL. It has 270 students in grades 9th through 12th. Richards Career Academy High School is the 504th largest public high school in Illinois and the 15,435th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 13.6 to 1.

Total Students: 270
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 19.92
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 15,435th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 504th out of 869
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 353rd out of 828
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 502nd out of 828

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Richards Career Academy High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 146
(54%)
64,770
(50%)
 Female 124
(46%)
65,235
(50%)

Richards Career Academy High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 159
(59%)
59,819
(46%)
 Black 108
(40%)
53,836
(41%)
 Two or More 2
(1%)
1,459
(1%)
 White 1
(0%)
9,949
(8%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
4,487
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
107
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
348
(0%)

Richards Career Academy High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 228
(84%)
110,381
(85%)
 Not Eligible 42
(16%)
19,544
(15%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
80
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Richards Career Academy High School is ranked 322nd out of 854 ranked schools in Illinois, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Richards Career Academy High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (84.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 46.4%. 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.

Richards Career Academy High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 465
2006 552
2007 583
2008 698
2009 608
2010 562
2011 470
2012 468
2013 366
2014 349
2015 270

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 11.7
2006 19
2007 17.1
2008 19.4
2009 16.9
2010 16.5
2011 12.7
2012 11.8
2013 10.2
2014 13
2015 13.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.81075268817204
2006 0.86050724637681
2007 0.90566037735849
2008 0.77077363896848
2009 0.97203947368421
2010 0.89501779359431
2011 0.92127659574468
2012 0.94017094017094
2013 0.99180327868852
2014 0.98280802292264
2015 0.84444444444444

Compare Richards Career Academy High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,360.0% 13.6:1
 
1,537.8% 15.4:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 46.4%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 84.4%
 

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