Colemon J Elementary Academy

Summary:

Colemon J Elementary Academy is a public elementary school serving grades PK-8 in Chicago, Illinois, with a student population of 193. The school is part of the City of Chicago School District 299, which is ranked 711 out of 823 districts in Illinois and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. The student population at Colemon J Elementary Academy is predominantly African American, with 94.3% of students identifying as such in the 2022-2023 school year.

Colemon J Elementary Academy consistently outperforms the City of Chicago School District 299 and the state of Illinois in terms of the percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and Mathematics on the IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness) exams. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 40% of 3rd-grade students at Colemon J Elementary Academy were proficient or better in ELA, compared to 19.7% for the district and 28.8% for the state. However, the school has maintained a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger for the past several years, ranking between 1,064 and 1,455 out of over 2,000 Illinois elementary schools, placing it in the middle range of performance compared to other elementary schools in the state. The school's African American students consistently outperform their peers in the state, ranking in the top 25% of Illinois elementary schools for this subgroup, but the school's male students and low socioeconomic status students perform below the state average.

Colemon J Elementary Academy's academic performance is generally stronger than the nearby Higgins Elementary Community Academy and Shoop Math-Sci Technical Elementary Academy in the same district. However, the school still lags behind the state averages in many areas, which may be due to the high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 82.38% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch in the 2022-2023 school year. Additionally, the school has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 3.2% in the 2019-2020 school year to 28.3% in the 2022-2023 school year, which may be impacting the school's academic performance.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-8

 1441 W 119th St
       Chicago, IL  60643-5094


(773) 535-3975

District: Chicago Public Schools District 299

SchoolDigger Rank:
1379th of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $23,426 Help


Students who attend Colemon J Elementary Academy usually attend:

High:    Fenger Academy High School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.7 Help
Number of students:  193

Racial breakdown:

African American:
94.3%
Hispanic:
5.7%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  82.4% Help


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Compare Details Colemon J Elementary Academy ranks worse than 66.4% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranks 164th among 452 ranked elementary schools in the Chicago Public Schools District 299. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.85. (See more...)
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Compare Details Colemon J Elementary Academy ranks worse than 50.8% of middle schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 44.67. (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: African American (94.3%), Hispanic (5.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Colemon J Elementary Academy is 10.7, which is the 70th best among 452 elementary schools in the Chicago Public Schools District 299. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Colemon J Elementary Academy is $23,426, which is the 80th highest among 452 elementary schools in the Chicago Public Schools District 299.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Colemon J Elementary Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Colemon J Elementary Academy 1379th of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Colemon J Elementary Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Colemon J Elementary Academy 695th of 1367 Illinois public middle schools. (See Colemon J Elementary Academy in the ranking list.)

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Chicago Public Schools District 299:

SchoolDigger ranks Chicago Public Schools District 299 711th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Colemon J Elementary Academy

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Colemon J Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 3.74 1917th 2020 5.1%
2004 13.82 1780th 2030 12.3%
2005 4.86 1886th 2022 6.7%
2006 20.00 1786th 2086 14.4%
2007 20.83 1800th 2095 14.1%
2008 15.33 1849th 2092 11.6%
2009 45.49 1364th 2120 35.7%
2010 40.85 1470th 2139 31.3%
2011 34.55 1575th 2147 26.6%
2012 48.74 1330th 2166 38.6%
2013 45.93 1251st 2167 42.3%
2014 45.65 1192nd 2093 43.0%
2015 34.03 1295th 2052 36.9%
2016 44.89 1064th 2046 48.0%
2017 37.12 1237th 2044 39.5%
2018 42.25 1113th 2037 45.4%
2019 43.04 1125th 2086 46.1%
2022 27.37 1455th 2082 30.1%
2023 30.85 1379th 2077 33.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Colemon J Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.10 531st 1765 69.9%
2019 58.93 590th 1816 67.5%
2022 33.69 1176th 1763 33.3%
2023 37.03 1125th 1808 37.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Colemon J Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.94 1020th 1964 48.1%
2019 49.16 976th 2019 51.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Colemon J Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.03 1162nd 1972 41.1%
2019 33.98 1305th 2019 35.4%
2022 19.04 1634th 1977 17.3%
2023 30.82 1307th 1984 34.1%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Colemon J Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.64 93rd 698 86.7%
2019 79.24 66th 711 90.7%
2022 57.84 190th 684 72.2%
2023 62.98 156th 692 77.5%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Colemon J Elementary Academy

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Rank History for all middle school students at Colemon J Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 26.57 900th 1185 24.1%
2004 7.48 1103rd 1204 8.4%
2005 5.88 1124th 1209 7.0%
2006 13.63 1106th 1272 13.1%
2007 27.72 1008th 1287 21.7%
2008 25.86 1025th 1293 20.7%
2009 33.82 974th 1318 26.1%
2010 47.10 832nd 1327 37.3%
2011 62.58 570th 1344 57.6%
2012 58.41 639th 1365 53.2%
2013 39.82 864th 1367 36.8%
2014 44.64 754th 1322 43.0%
2015 21.57 1046th 1302 19.7%
2016 27.15 951st 1294 26.5%
2017 35.68 806th 1293 37.7%
2018 49.40 608th 1293 53.0%
2019 44.62 694th 1356 48.8%
2022 46.72 645th 1369 52.9%
2023 44.67 695th 1367 49.2%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Colemon J Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.21 313th 1161 73.0%
2019 56.75 438th 1217 64.0%
2022 60.99 341st 1221 72.1%
2023 63.41 318th 1234 74.2%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Colemon J Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.31 495th 1226 59.6%
2019 44.05 673rd 1276 47.3%
2022 50.25 546th 1286 57.5%
2023 50.73 548th 1275 57.0%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Colemon J Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 43.10 670th 1296 48.3%
2022 46.54 600th 1286 53.3%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Colemon J Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.15 54th 511 89.4%
2019 81.23 58th 565 89.7%
2022 80.51 56th 573 90.2%
2023 82.56 41st 569 92.8%
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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 Colemon J Elementary Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 0 279 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 284
2003 0 279 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 284
2004 0 262 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 269
2005 0 262 0 9 0 n/a n/a 0 271
2006 0 257 1 14 0 n/a n/a 10 282
2007 0 271 0 8 0 n/a n/a 7 286
2008 0 271 0 7 0 n/a n/a 7 285
2009 0 281 0 9 0 n/a n/a 0 290
2010 0 272 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 279
2011 1 266 0 7 0 0 0 0 274
2012 1 256 0 8 0 0 0 0 265
2013 0 256 0 14 0 0 0 0 270
2014 0 256 0 19 0 0 0 0 275
2015 1 245 2 19 0 0 0 0 267
2016 1 244 2 14 0 0 1 0 262
2017 0 231 2 15 0 0 1 0 249
2018 0 233 2 17 0 0 0 0 252
2019 0 232 2 14 0 0 0 0 248
2020 0 205 2 15 0 0 0 0 222
2021 0 195 2 14 0 0 0 0 211
2022 0 170 0 10 0 0 0 0 180
2023 0 182 0 11 0 0 0 0 193

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 Colemon J Elementary Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 284 0.0 n/a 74.6
2003 284 0.0 n/a 74.6
2004 269 0.0 n/a 76.2
2005 271 n/a n/a 81.5
2006 282 n/a n/a 86.4
2007 286 11.0 26.0 71.3
2008 285 14.0 20.4 81.7
2009 290 12.0 24.2 83.8
2010 279 14.0 19.9 85.7
2011 274 12.0 22.8 83.6
2012 265 12.0 22.0 87.2
2013 270 10.3 26.0 90
2014 275 13.5 20.3 86.2
2015 267 15.0 17.8 89.1
2016 262 14.0 18.7 81.3
2017 249 12.4 20.0 85.9
2018 252 13.4 18.6 86.9
2019 248 14.0 17.7 82.3
2020 222 16.0 13.8 79.3
2021 211 n/a n/a n/a
2022 180 17.0 10.5 83.9
2023 193 18.0 10.7 82.4

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 Colemon J Elementary Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 284 0.0 n/a 74.6
2003 284 0.0 n/a 74.6
2004 269 0.0 n/a 76.2
2005 271 n/a n/a 81.5
2006 282 n/a n/a 86.4
2007 286 11.0 26.0 71.3
2008 285 14.0 20.4 81.7
2009 290 12.0 24.2 83.8
2010 279 14.0 19.9 85.7
2011 274 12.0 22.8 83.6
2012 265 12.0 22.0 87.2
2013 270 10.3 26.0 90
2014 275 13.5 20.3 86.2
2015 267 15.0 17.8 89.1
2016 262 14.0 18.7 81.3
2017 249 12.4 20.0 85.9
2018 252 13.4 18.6 86.9
2019 248 14.0 17.7 82.3
2020 222 16.0 13.8 79.3
2021 211 n/a n/a n/a
2022 180 17.0 10.5 83.9
2023 193 18.0 10.7 82.4

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

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPPneumococcal Meningococcal
201597.7%98.9%98.5%98.5%43.0%98.5%99.3%12.1%
201697.0%97.4%97.4%97.4%39.3%97.4%70.2%11.7%7.9%
201797.7%98.0%98.0%98.0%39.6%97.7%98.4%12.9%16.5%
201897.2%96.8%96.8%96.8%41.9%97.2%97.2%13.8%28.5%
201998.8%98.4%98.4%98.4%43.3%98.4%98.8%14.3%28.2%
202494.9%96.1%96.1%96.1%97.2%96.6%94.4%11.2%25.8%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Colemon J Elementary Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,515 (11.8%) $11,368 (88.2%) $12,884
2020 $1,086 (7.6%) $13,259 (92.4%) $14,344
2021 $3,323 (19.5%) $13,743 (80.5%) $17,066
2022 $3,323 (19.5%) $13,743 (80.5%) $17,066
2023 $4,318 (18.4%) $19,108 (81.6%) $23,426

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Colemon J Elementary Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1125th of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 1379th of 2077 Elementary schools
 12.5%
Ranks 694th of 1356 Middle schoolsRanks 695th of 1367 Middle schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colemon J Elementary Academy)52.740
 12.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Chicago Public Schools District 299)39.419.7
 19.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.428.8
 7.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Colemon J Elementary Academy)26.430
 3.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Chicago Public Schools District 299)32.920.9
 12%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Illinois)40.633
 7.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Colemon J Elementary Academy)10.30
 10.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Chicago Public Schools District 299)23.225
 1.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.735.4
 1.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Colemon J Elementary Academy)41.44.3
 37.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Chicago Public Schools District 299)24.116.4
 7.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)33.527.7
 5.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Colemon J Elementary Academy)46.515.8
 30.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Chicago Public Schools District 299)24.124.1
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)37.935.2
 2.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Colemon J Elementary Academy)21.45.3
 16.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Chicago Public Schools District 299)20.715
 5.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.825.6
 4.2%
5th Grade Science (Colemon J Elementary Academy)42.933.3
 9.6%
   5th Grade Science (Chicago Public Schools District 299)40.739.2
 1.5%
   5th Grade Science (Illinois)54.452.4
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Colemon J Elementary Academy)20.817.6
 3.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Chicago Public Schools District 299)22.824.7
 1.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)3534.2
 0.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Colemon J Elementary Academy)12.517.6
 5.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Chicago Public Schools District 299)17.714.6
 3.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)25.323.4
 1.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Colemon J Elementary Academy)48.130.8
 17.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Chicago Public Schools District 299)28.229.7
 1.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)41.237.9
 3.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (Colemon J Elementary Academy)11.123.1
 12%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Chicago Public Schools District 299)21.818.7
 3.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.926.9
 3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Colemon J Elementary Academy)57.234.6
 22.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Chicago Public Schools District 299)26.231.3
 5.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)39.640.5
 0.9%
8th Grade Mathematics (Colemon J Elementary Academy)1923.1
 4.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Chicago Public Schools District 299)24.319.5
 4.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)32.625.7
 6.9%
8th Grade Science (Colemon J Elementary Academy)47.650
 2.4%
   8th Grade Science (Chicago Public Schools District 299)40.340.3
   8th Grade Science (Illinois)5552
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students248193
 22.2%
African American232182
 21.6%
American Indian00
Asian20
 100%
Hispanic1411
 21.4%
Pacific Islander00
White00
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients82.3%82.4%
 0.1%


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Students who attend Colemon J Elementary Academy usually go on to attend:

High : Fenger Academy High School

Students at Colemon J Elementary Academy are 94% African American, 6% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 193 students attended Colemon J Elementary Academy.

Colemon J Elementary Academy ranks 1379th of 2077 Illinois elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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