National Teachers Elementary Academy

Summary:

National Teachers Elementary Academy is a public elementary school in Chicago, Illinois, serving 757 students from pre-kindergarten to 8th grade, and is part of the City of Chicago School District 299.

Despite being part of a lower-performing school district, National Teachers Elementary Academy stands out for its strong academic performance. The school outperforms the district and the state of Illinois in several areas, including higher percentages of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The school also ranks in the top 25 Illinois elementary schools for White students and the top 200 for African American students and special education students, indicating a focus on equity and providing educational opportunities for underrepresented populations. Compared to nearby schools like Perez Elementary School, Drake Elementary School, and Ward J Elementary School, National Teachers Elementary Academy generally outperforms them in academic measures.

However, the school is facing a concerning trend of increasing chronic absenteeism, rising from 3.9% in 2019-2020 to 29.6% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the surrounding schools. This high absenteeism rate is an issue that the school and district should address to ensure continued academic success for the students. Overall, National Teachers Elementary Academy appears to be a relatively strong-performing school within the City of Chicago School District 299, with a focus on serving its diverse student population and providing quality educational opportunities.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-8

 55 W Cermak Rd
       Chicago, IL  60616-2001


(773) 534-9970

District: Chicago Public Schools District 299

SchoolDigger Rank:
864th of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,510 Help


Students who attend National Teachers Elementary Academy usually attend:

High:    Phillips Academy High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.2 Help
Number of students:  757

Racial breakdown:

African American:
72.1%
White:
11.2%
Hispanic:
5.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  60.9% Help


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Compare Details National Teachers Elementary Academy ranks better than 58.4% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranks 76th 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 53.69. (See more...)
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Compare Details National Teachers Elementary Academy ranks worse than 50% of middle schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 45.26. (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 (72.1%), White (11.2%), Hispanic (5.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 60.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at National Teachers Elementary Academy is 16.2. 399 elementary schools in the Chicago Public Schools District 299 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at National Teachers Elementary Academy is $14,510. 431 elementary schools in the Chicago Public Schools District 299 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

National Teachers Elementary Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks National Teachers Elementary Academy 864th of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See National Teachers Elementary Academy in the ranking list.)

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White students:

SchoolDigger ranks National Teachers Elementary Academy 684th of 1367 Illinois public middle schools. (See National Teachers 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 National Teachers Elementary Academy

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Rank History for all elementary school students at National Teachers Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 0.66 2020th 2020 0.0%
2004 0.70 2025th 2030 0.2%
2005 0.76 2005th 2022 0.8%
2006 1.79 2041st 2086 2.2%
2007 4.98 1986th 2095 5.2%
2008 5.59 1997th 2092 4.5%
2009 8.97 1965th 2120 7.3%
2010 13.35 1930th 2139 9.8%
2011 37.15 1543rd 2147 28.1%
2012 36.28 1577th 2166 27.2%
2013 13.31 1954th 2167 9.8%
2014 13.90 1871st 2093 10.6%
2015 34.19 1289th 2052 37.2%
2016 34.73 1299th 2046 36.5%
2017 33.47 1323rd 2044 35.3%
2018 45.67 1037th 2037 49.1%
2019 44.79 1080th 2086 48.2%
2021 61.15 629th 1948 67.7%
2022 56.66 806th 2082 61.3%
2023 53.69 864th 2077 58.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at National Teachers Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 58.29 351st 1194 70.6%
2022 84.84 79th 1113 92.9%
2023 77.01 173rd 1156 85.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at National Teachers Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.05 851st 1765 51.8%
2019 38.95 1137th 1816 37.4%
2021 32.82 1047th 1514 30.8%
2022 32.44 1212th 1763 31.3%
2023 25.32 1473rd 1808 18.5%
See the entire list of Best Illinois Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for elementary school Female students at National Teachers Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.74 995th 1964 49.3%
2019 49.22 972nd 2019 51.9%
2021 54.45 677th 1680 59.7%
2022 53.99 785th 1970 60.2%
2023 52.39 835th 1957 57.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at National Teachers Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.66 1045th 1972 47.0%
2019 38.54 1183rd 2019 41.4%
2021 58.93 575th 1707 66.3%
2022 58.12 727th 1977 63.2%
2023 53.19 830th 1984 58.2%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at National Teachers Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.45 132nd 698 81.1%
2019 62.89 168th 711 76.4%
2021 56.75 99th 428 76.9%
2022 58.65 181st 684 73.5%
2023 56.82 204th 692 70.5%
See the entire list of Best Illinois Elementary Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for elementary school White students at National Teachers Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 97.46 8th 1425 99.4%
2023 94.64 23rd 1419 98.4%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for National Teachers Elementary Academy

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Rank History for all middle school students at National Teachers Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 3.17 1164th 1185 1.8%
2004 2.91 1185th 1204 1.6%
2005 2.24 1190th 1209 1.6%
2006 1.77 1254th 1272 1.4%
2007 9.10 1175th 1287 8.7%
2008 23.57 1051st 1293 18.7%
2009 16.07 1143rd 1318 13.3%
2010 5.98 1262nd 1327 4.9%
2011 23.69 1122nd 1344 16.5%
2012 31.74 1029th 1365 24.6%
2013 14.05 1220th 1367 10.8%
2014 5.61 1281st 1322 3.1%
2015 30.61 884th 1302 32.1%
2016 27.39 940th 1294 27.4%
2017 18.58 1077th 1293 16.7%
2018 20.35 1053rd 1293 18.6%
2019 25.82 1003rd 1356 26.0%
2021 49.55 524th 1241 57.8%
2022 43.52 691st 1369 49.5%
2023 45.26 684th 1367 50.0%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at National Teachers Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 61.63 171st 792 78.4%
2022 84.66 47th 781 94.0%
2023 76.11 124th 805 84.6%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at National Teachers Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.75 843rd 1161 27.4%
2019 30.91 890th 1217 26.9%
2021 51.96 396th 1019 61.1%
2022 43.50 623rd 1221 49.0%
2023 37.89 760th 1234 38.4%
See the entire list of Best Illinois Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for middle school Female students at National Teachers Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.63 996th 1226 18.8%
2019 27.85 940th 1276 26.3%
2022 39.81 718th 1286 44.2%
2023 42.17 695th 1275 45.5%
See the entire list of Best Illinois Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for middle school Male students at National Teachers Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.03 959th 1223 21.6%
2019 27.38 924th 1296 28.7%
2022 47.59 586th 1286 54.4%
2023 47.67 593rd 1292 54.1%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at National Teachers Elementary Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.65 222nd 511 56.6%
2019 50.40 218th 565 61.4%
2021 66.74 64th 385 83.4%
2022 62.28 134th 573 76.6%
2023 68.64 100th 569 82.4%
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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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Illinois State Board of Education

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by a parent
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Open Quote Approachable staff. Fantastic teachers. Incredible family community. Kids thrive here...ALL of them. Wouldnt have my kids anywhere else. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, May 1, 2017

Open Quote We have loved our experience at National Teachers Academy. We have watch our child thrive at school - and love learning. He is challenged, has fun and enjoys going to school. We feel that the school is safe, well balanced, offers a great setting. We know the principal and feel he is really receptive to families and always puts the children's best interest first. The facility compares to any private schools and is one of the best in Chicago - we have swimming, gym, music, art, a out door track, library, auditorium for performances and great playground. Close Quote



Enrollment information for National Teachers Elementary Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 0 602 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 603
2003 0 602 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 603
2004 0 705 0 3 1 n/a n/a 0 709
2005 0 761 0 2 6 n/a n/a 0 769
2006 0 657 0 2 0 n/a n/a 7 666
2007 0 523 0 1 0 n/a n/a 7 531
2008 0 497 0 1 0 n/a n/a 6 504
2009 2 438 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 442
2010 0 422 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 423
2011 0 408 1 8 0 0 6 0 423
2012 0 423 1 11 0 0 6 0 441
2013 2 508 1 14 0 0 3 0 528
2014 13 535 9 20 0 0 8 0 585
2015 21 544 13 34 0 0 8 0 620
2016 29 550 15 36 0 0 16 0 646
2017 39 571 23 51 3 1 14 0 702
2018 53 567 30 49 4 3 17 0 723
2019 54 554 39 51 3 3 30 0 734
2020 81 594 43 58 4 3 28 0 811
2021 78 579 36 57 2 2 29 0 783
2022 86 529 35 52 2 2 34 0 740
2023 85 546 38 45 0 2 41 0 757

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 National Teachers Elementary Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 603 0.0 n/a 79.6
2003 603 0.0 n/a 79.6
2004 709 0.0 n/a 93.2
2005 769 n/a n/a 88.2
2006 666 n/a n/a 86.5
2007 531 35.0 15.2 100.8
2008 504 34.0 14.8 98.4
2009 442 29.0 15.2 96.4
2010 423 27.0 15.6 97.6
2011 423 24.0 17.6 97.6
2012 441 28.0 15.7 96.8
2013 528 38.4 13.7 96.4
2014 585 38.0 15.3 90.4
2015 620 37.0 16.7 88.7
2016 646 38.0 17.0 82.7
2017 702 36.1 19.4 79.2
2018 723 40.5 17.8 76.8
2019 734 42.5 17.2 70.6
2020 811 52.0 15.5 67.4
2021 783 n/a n/a n/a
2022 740 53.7 13.7 66.4
2023 757 46.5 16.2 60.9

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 National Teachers Elementary Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 603 0.0 n/a 79.6
2003 603 0.0 n/a 79.6
2004 709 0.0 n/a 93.2
2005 769 n/a n/a 88.2
2006 666 n/a n/a 86.5
2007 531 35.0 15.2 100.8
2008 504 34.0 14.8 98.4
2009 442 29.0 15.2 96.4
2010 423 27.0 15.6 97.6
2011 423 24.0 17.6 97.6
2012 441 28.0 15.7 96.8
2013 528 38.4 13.7 96.4
2014 585 38.0 15.3 90.4
2015 620 37.0 16.7 88.7
2016 646 38.0 17.0 82.7
2017 702 36.1 19.4 79.2
2018 723 40.5 17.8 76.8
2019 734 42.5 17.2 70.6
2020 811 52.0 15.5 67.4
2021 783 n/a n/a n/a
2022 740 53.7 13.7 66.4
2023 757 46.5 16.2 60.9

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

National Teachers Elementary Academy

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPPneumococcal Meningococcal
201597.2%97.3%97.5%97.5%32.8%97.8%97.3%3.0%
201698.6%98.8%98.9%98.9%29.5%99.2%73.9%4.8%8.4%
201796.1%96.2%96.3%96.3%27.5%95.8%96.3%2.5%15.0%
201895.7%97.0%97.1%97.1%25.7%96.8%96.6%2.6%21.9%
201997.6%97.0%97.1%97.1%29.2%97.6%97.7%2.6%24.1%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
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Per Pupil Expenditures for National Teachers Elementary Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $934 (8.4%) $10,142 (91.6%) $11,076
2020 $715 (6.4%) $10,395 (93.6%) $11,110
2021 $2,469 (20.3%) $9,695 (79.7%) $12,164
2022 $2,469 (20.3%) $9,695 (79.7%) $12,164
2023 $2,531 (17.4%) $11,979 (82.6%) $14,510

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

Impact of COVID-19 on National Teachers Elementary Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1080th of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 864th of 2077 Elementary schools
 10.2%
Ranks 1003rd of 1356 Middle schoolsRanks 684th of 1367 Middle schools
 23.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (National Teachers Elementary Academy)57.630.8
 26.8%
   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 (National Teachers Elementary Academy)30.233.8
 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 (National Teachers Elementary Academy)29.824.7
 5.1%
   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 (National Teachers Elementary Academy)31.218.8
 12.4%
   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 (National Teachers Elementary Academy)2636.3
 10.3%
   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 (National Teachers Elementary Academy)18.626.2
 7.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Chicago Public Schools District 299)20.715
 5.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.825.6
 4.2%
5th Grade Science (National Teachers Elementary Academy)41.855.3
 13.5%
   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 (National Teachers Elementary Academy)29.335.4
 6.1%
   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 (National Teachers Elementary Academy)23.327.2
 3.9%
   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 (National Teachers Elementary Academy)7.544
 36.5%
   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 (National Teachers Elementary Academy)11.317.2
 5.9%
   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 (National Teachers Elementary Academy)2027.8
 7.8%
   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 (National Teachers Elementary Academy)12.713.2
 0.5%
   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 (National Teachers Elementary Academy)1633.3
 17.3%
   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 Students734757
 3.1%
African American554546
 1.4%
American Indian30
 100%
Asian3938
 2.6%
Hispanic5145
 11.8%
Pacific Islander32
 33.3%
White5485
 57.4%
Two or More Races3041
 36.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients70.6%60.9%
 9.7%


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Students who attend National Teachers Elementary Academy usually go on to attend:

High : Phillips Academy High School

Students at National Teachers Elementary Academy are 72% African American, 11% White, 6% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 5% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 757 students attended National Teachers Elementary Academy.

National Teachers Elementary Academy ranks 864th of 2077 Illinois elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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