ACE Amandla Charter School


ACE Amandla Charter School is the sole public charter high school serving grades 9-12 in the area, with a total enrollment of 140 students. The school faces significant academic and socioeconomic challenges, with low proficiency rates, high dropout rates, and a predominantly low-income student population.

Academically, the school struggles, with only 3.4% of 11th-grade students scoring proficient or better in SAT Math, compared to the state average of 26.7%, and 10.3% scoring proficient or better in SAT ELA, compared to the state average of 31.6%. The 4-year graduation rate of 60.6% is also significantly lower than the state average, and the dropout rate of 9.7% is higher than the state norm. Additionally, 34.6% of students at ACE Amandla Charter School are chronically absent, a concerning statistic.

The school serves a predominantly low-income population, with 94.29% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. Despite the higher per-student spending of $20,897, which exceeds the state average, the academic performance remains below state levels, suggesting that simply increasing funding may not be the sole solution to improving outcomes. The racial composition of the student body, with a majority of African American and Hispanic students, also raises questions about educational equity and the need to address potential systemic barriers to success for these underrepresented groups.

District Detail

 6820 S Washtenaw Ave
Chicago, IL 60629-1826

 (773) 535-7150

SchoolDigger Rank:
793rd of 823 Illinois districts

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Grades served: 9-12
Students: 140

Primary Schools: 0
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 1
Alternative Schools: 0
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