A J Katzenmaier Academy

Summary:

A J Katzenmaier Academy is an elementary school in North Chicago, Illinois, serving 354 students in grades 4-5. The school is part of the North Chicago School District 187, which is ranked 732 out of 823 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

A J Katzenmaier Academy consistently performs significantly below the state and district averages in standardized test scores, with only 3.3% of 4th-grade students and 4.8% of 5th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 35.4% and 35.2% at the state level, respectively. In mathematics, the proficiency rates are even lower, with only 2% of 4th-graders and 1.8% of 5th-graders meeting or exceeding standards, compared to 27.7% and 25.6% at the state level. The school also has an extremely high chronic absenteeism rate of 41%, much higher than the state average.

When compared to nearby schools, such as the LEARN Charter School 6 N Chicago Campus, which is located just 1.71 miles away, A J Katzenmaier Academy stands out as the lowest-performing. The LEARN Charter School significantly outperforms A J Katzenmaier Academy in both English Language Arts and Mathematics proficiency rates across all grade levels. This persistent low performance and widening achievement gaps suggest the need for substantial interventions and support to improve student outcomes at A J Katzenmaier Academy.


Detail:

Public 4-5

 1829 Kennedy Dr
       North Chicago, IL  60064-2335


(847) 689-6330

District: North Chicago School District 187

SchoolDigger Rank:
2048th of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,586 Help


Students who attend A J Katzenmaier Academy usually attend:

Middle:    Neal Math Science Academy
High:    North Chicago Community High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.7 Help
Number of students:  354

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
41.5%
African American:
41.2%
White:
11.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  98.6% Help


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Compare Details A J Katzenmaier Academy ranks worse than 98.6% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranks last among 3 ranked elementary schools in the North Chicago School District 187. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 9.83. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (41.5%), African American (41.2%), White (11%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 98.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at A J Katzenmaier Academy is 14.7, which is the highest among 6 elementary schools in the North Chicago School District 187! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at A J Katzenmaier Academy is $18,586, which is the 2nd highest among 3 elementary schools in the North Chicago School District 187.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

A J Katzenmaier Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks A J Katzenmaier Academy 2048th of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See A J Katzenmaier Academy in the ranking list.)

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North Chicago School District 187:

SchoolDigger ranks North Chicago School District 187 732nd of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for A J Katzenmaier Academy

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Rank History for all students at A J Katzenmaier Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 8.48 1816th 2020 10.1%
2004 6.38 1878th 2030 7.5%
2005 13.86 1790th 2022 11.5%
2006 20.66 1779th 2086 14.7%
2007 13.90 1878th 2095 10.4%
2008 20.89 1761st 2092 15.8%
2009 16.36 1853rd 2120 12.6%
2010 9.70 1983rd 2139 7.3%
2011 8.37 2023rd 2147 5.8%
2012 3.70 2123rd 2166 2.0%
2013 5.37 2119th 2167 2.2%
2014 8.61 1990th 2093 4.9%
2015 15.34 1835th 2052 10.6%
2016 15.19 1822nd 2046 10.9%
2017 11.33 1926th 2044 5.8%
2018 10.21 1959th 2037 3.8%
2019 12.45 1952nd 2086 6.4%
2021 16.46 1698th 1948 12.8%
2022 13.39 1937th 2082 7.0%
2023 9.83 2048th 2077 1.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at A J Katzenmaier Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 21.80 32nd 40 20.0%
2022 11.59 93rd 95 2.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at A J Katzenmaier Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.12 662nd 718 7.8%
2019 36.76 500th 743 32.7%
2021 36.13 351st 537 34.6%
2022 25.80 692nd 768 9.9%
2023 27.83 678th 788 14.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at A J Katzenmaier Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.49 658th 763 13.8%
2019 21.13 1110th 1194 7.0%
2021 24.84 516th 640 19.4%
2022 22.15 1024th 1113 8.0%
2023 17.29 1112th 1156 3.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at A J Katzenmaier Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.95 1665th 1765 5.7%
2019 19.73 1646th 1816 9.4%
2021 27.47 1171st 1514 22.7%
2022 20.91 1548th 1763 12.2%
2023 14.04 1766th 1808 2.3%
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Rank History for Homeless students at A J Katzenmaier Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 31.50 24th 30 20.0%
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Rank History for Female students at A J Katzenmaier Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.22 1871st 1964 4.7%
2019 13.86 1852nd 2019 8.3%
2021 14.17 1548th 1680 7.9%
2022 12.47 1878th 1970 4.7%
2023 11.83 1875th 1957 4.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at A J Katzenmaier Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 19.55 868th 907 4.3%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at A J Katzenmaier Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 20.63 11th 12 8.3%
2022 10.80 10th 11 9.1%
2023 4.47 10th 11 9.1%
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Rank History for Male students at A J Katzenmaier Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.84 1905th 1972 3.4%
2019 12.32 1902nd 2019 5.8%
2021 17.34 1481st 1707 13.2%
2022 15.65 1772nd 1977 10.4%
2023 9.24 1969th 1984 0.8%
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Rank History for African American students at A J Katzenmaier Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.12 613th 698 12.2%
2019 31.11 514th 711 27.7%
2021 38.59 231st 428 46.0%
2022 26.33 596th 684 12.9%
2023 23.17 623rd 692 10.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at A J Katzenmaier Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.21 907th 938 3.3%
2019 15.38 925th 955 3.1%
2021 25.06 628th 742 15.4%
2022 19.86 875th 954 8.3%
2023 13.95 955th 970 1.5%
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Rank History for White students at A J Katzenmaier Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 6.41 1403rd 1425 1.5%
2023 3.44 1412th 1419 0.5%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for A J Katzenmaier Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 24 379 5 94 0 n/a n/a 0 502
2003 24 379 5 94 0 n/a n/a 0 502
2004 27 307 3 108 0 n/a n/a 0 445
2005 12 307 2 112 0 n/a n/a 15 448
2006 22 283 0 128 0 n/a n/a 10 443
2007 3 265 0 128 0 n/a n/a 6 402
2008 2 326 2 151 0 n/a n/a 18 499
2009 6 243 2 138 0 n/a n/a 9 398
2010 5 225 1 153 1 n/a n/a 14 399
2011 12 224 0 178 0 0 10 0 424
2012 16 233 1 180 2 0 9 0 441
2013 12 191 0 184 1 0 5 0 393
2014 8 184 1 155 2 0 9 0 359
2015 23 144 5 190 1 0 8 0 371
2016 20 126 5 191 0 0 12 0 354
2017 19 138 2 232 1 0 10 0 402
2018 10 143 3 266 1 0 13 0 436
2019 20 126 1 237 1 0 14 0 399
2020 19 108 0 188 0 0 11 0 326
2021 13 110 0 195 2 0 26 0 346
2022 41 114 1 162 5 4 18 0 345
2023 39 146 2 147 8 1 11 0 354

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at A J Katzenmaier Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 502 23.0 21.8 62.4
2003 502 23.0 21.8 62.4
2004 445 26.0 17.1 77.1
2005 448 26.0 17.2 85.5
2006 443 25.3 17.5 101.6
2007 402 26.0 15.5 81.6
2008 499 26.0 19.2 69.9
2009 398 28.0 14.2 91
2010 399 25.0 15.9 91.7
2011 424 23.3 18.1 88.9
2012 441 25.0 17.6 85.7
2013 393 27.6 14.1 92.6
2014 359 22.0 16.3 88.9
2015 371 24.0 15.4 90
2016 354 26.0 13.6 85.9
2017 402 26.0 15.4 98.5
2018 436 28.0 15.5 99.1
2019 399 23.0 17.3 98.7
2020 326 25.0 13.0 98.2
2021 346 n/a n/a n/a
2022 345 23.4 14.7 100
2023 354 24.0 14.7 98.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio A J Katzenmaier Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 502 23.0 21.8 62.4
2003 502 23.0 21.8 62.4
2004 445 26.0 17.1 77.1
2005 448 26.0 17.2 85.5
2006 443 25.3 17.5 101.6
2007 402 26.0 15.5 81.6
2008 499 26.0 19.2 69.9
2009 398 28.0 14.2 91
2010 399 25.0 15.9 91.7
2011 424 23.3 18.1 88.9
2012 441 25.0 17.6 85.7
2013 393 27.6 14.1 92.6
2014 359 22.0 16.3 88.9
2015 371 24.0 15.4 90
2016 354 26.0 13.6 85.9
2017 402 26.0 15.4 98.5
2018 436 28.0 15.5 99.1
2019 399 23.0 17.3 98.7
2020 326 25.0 13.0 98.2
2021 346 n/a n/a n/a
2022 345 23.4 14.7 100
2023 354 24.0 14.7 98.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

A J Katzenmaier Academy

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaVaricellaDTPHepatitis B
201593.5%93.2%93.2%93.2%93.0%93.5%
2016100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201798.5%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%98.3%
201899.8%99.5%99.5%99.5%100.0%99.5%
201999.3%99.5%99.3%99.3%98.7%99.0%
202192.0%96.1%96.1%96.1%95.9%95.3%96.1%
202292.4%92.7%92.7%92.7%91.9%92.2%93.6%
202396.5%97.4%97.4%97.4%97.1%97.1%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
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Per Pupil Expenditures for A J Katzenmaier Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,665 (19.8%) $10,792 (80.2%) $13,458
2020 $3,224 (20.7%) $12,325 (79.3%) $15,549
2021 $2,702 (15.3%) $14,905 (84.7%) $17,607
2022 $2,702 (15.3%) $14,905 (84.7%) $17,607
2023 $3,573 (19.2%) $15,013 (80.8%) $18,586

Data source: Illinois Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on A J Katzenmaier Academy

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1952nd of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 2048th of 2077 Elementary schools
 5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
4th Grade English Language Arts (A J Katzenmaier Academy)9.53.3
 6.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (North Chicago School District 187)19.211
 8.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.735.4
 1.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (A J Katzenmaier Academy)6.72
 4.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Chicago School District 187)15.48
 7.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)33.527.7
 5.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (A J Katzenmaier Academy)10.84.8
 6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (North Chicago School District 187)17.413.8
 3.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)37.935.2
 2.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (A J Katzenmaier Academy)11.11.8
 9.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Chicago School District 187)135.3
 7.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.825.6
 4.2%
5th Grade Science (A J Katzenmaier Academy)24.214.5
 9.7%
   5th Grade Science (North Chicago School District 187)29.622.9
 6.7%
   5th Grade Science (Illinois)54.452.4
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students399354
 11.3%
African American126146
 15.9%
American Indian18
 700%
Asian12
 100%
Hispanic237147
 38%
Pacific Islander01
White2039
 95%
Two or More Races1411
 21.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients98.7%98.6%
 0.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about A J Katzenmaier Academy

A J Katzenmaier Academy ranks in the bottom 1.4% of Illinois elementary schools.

Students at A J Katzenmaier Academy are 42% Hispanic, 41% African American, 11% White, 3% Two or more races, 2% American Indian.

Students who attend A J Katzenmaier Academy usually go on to attend:

Middle : Neal Math Science Academy
High : North Chicago Community High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 354 students attended A J Katzenmaier Academy.


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