Imagine Leadership Academy

Summary:

Imagine Leadership Academy is a public charter elementary school serving grades 1-6 in Akron, Ohio, with a student population of 119 as of the 2022-2023 school year. The school has a predominantly African American student body, with 88.24% of students identifying as such.

While Imagine Leadership Academy faces significant challenges, including very high chronic absenteeism rates (ranging from 28.7% to 73.7% in recent years) and lower academic performance compared to state and district averages, the school's struggles are not unique. Nearby schools, such as Helen Arnold Community Learning Center, Eagle Elementary of Akron, and Reach Center Summit Lake, also face challenges, with proficiency rates and student-teacher ratios that are generally lower than state and district averages. However, Imagine Leadership Academy's performance is consistently in the bottom quartile of Ohio elementary schools, ranking between 1161 and 1453 out of around 1,600 schools in recent years.

The high chronic absenteeism and low academic performance at Imagine Leadership Academy suggest that the school may serve a high-needs, low-income student population, similar to many of the other schools in the Akron City and Eagle Elementary of Akron districts. Addressing the underlying issues, such as student engagement, family support, and resource allocation, will be crucial for Imagine Leadership Academy and other schools in the area to better serve their students and improve overall outcomes.


Detail:

Public, Charter 1-6

 2405 Romig Rd
       Akron, OH  44320-3826


(330) 753-1000

District: Imagine Leadership Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
1196th of 1,596 Ohio Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,766 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  39.6 Help
Number of students:  119

Racial breakdown:

African American:
88.2%
Two or more races:
6.7%
White:
4.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Imagine Leadership Academy ranks worse than 74.9% of elementary schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 25.66. (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 (88.2%), two or more races (6.7%), White (4.2%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Imagine Leadership Academy is 39.6. (See more...)
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Compare Imagine Leadership Academy employs 3 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Imagine Leadership Academy is $8,766.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Imagine Leadership Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Imagine Leadership Academy 1196th of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Imagine Leadership Academy in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Low Socio Economic Status students:
African American students:


Imagine Leadership Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Imagine Leadership Academy 623rd of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Imagine Leadership Academy

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Rank History for all students at Imagine Leadership Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2016 13.00 1453rd 1678 13.4%
2019 17.20 1393rd 1676 16.9%
2021 12.36 1349th 1610 16.2%
2022 27.99 1161st 1588 26.9%
2023 25.66 1196th 1596 25.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Imagine Leadership Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 23.77 1202nd 1465 18.0%
2021 15.96 1152nd 1404 17.9%
2022 33.90 990th 1419 30.2%
2023 31.94 1045th 1447 27.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Imagine Leadership Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 23.77 1198th 1502 20.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Imagine Leadership Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 14.77 1323rd 1535 13.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Imagine Leadership Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 45.93 317th 605 47.6%
2021 37.04 287th 533 46.2%
2022 49.26 259th 601 56.9%
2023 50.41 254th 610 58.4%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department 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: Ohio Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Imagine Leadership Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2014 24 193 0 3 0 0 15 0 235
2015 16 182 0 3 2 0 13 0 216
2016 11 180 0 2 1 0 11 0 205
2017 8 145 0 0 0 0 12 0 165
2018 8 153 10 2 0 0 10 0 183
2019 5 162 6 0 0 0 9 0 182
2020 2 125 3 0 0 0 5 0 135
2021 2 95 1 0 0 0 4 0 102
2022 1 98 2 1 1 0 4 0 107
2023 5 105 0 0 1 0 8 0 119

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

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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 Imagine Leadership Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 235 13.0 18.0 85.1
2015 216 n/a n/a 100
2016 205 10.0 20.5 100
2017 165 7.8 20.9 n/a
2018 183 9.8 18.5 n/a
2019 182 8.8 20.4 n/a
2020 135 0.0 n/a n/a
2021 102 3.0 34.0 n/a
2022 107 9.0 11.8 n/a
2023 119 3.0 39.6 n/a

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 Imagine Leadership Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 235 13.0 18.0 85.1
2015 216 n/a n/a 100
2016 205 10.0 20.5 100
2017 165 7.8 20.9 n/a
2018 183 9.8 18.5 n/a
2019 182 8.8 20.4 n/a
2020 135 0.0 n/a n/a
2021 102 3.0 34.0 n/a
2022 107 9.0 11.8 n/a
2023 119 3.0 39.6 n/a

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Imagine Leadership Academy

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $4,906
2022 $10,940
2023 $8,766

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Imagine Leadership Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1393rd of 1676 Elementary schoolsRanks 1196th of 1596 Elementary schools
 8.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Imagine Leadership Academy)1640
 24%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ohio)67.162.2
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Imagine Leadership Academy)4420
 24%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)66.762.3
 4.4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Imagine Leadership Academy)48.311.8
 36.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)74.366.8
 7.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Imagine Leadership Academy)34.517.6
 16.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)63.358.9
 4.4%
5th Grade Science (Imagine Leadership Academy)4043.8
 3.8%
   5th Grade Science (Ohio)6563.9
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Imagine Leadership Academy)4856.3
 8.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)62.556.6
 5.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Imagine Leadership Academy)4475
 31%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)69.867.4
 2.4%
6th Grade Mathematics (Imagine Leadership Academy)42.913.3
 29.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Imagine Leadership Academy)14.333.3
 19%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)56.155
 1.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students182119
 34.6%
African American162105
 35.2%
American Indian01
Asian60
 100%
Hispanic00
Pacific Islander00
White55
Two or More Races98
 11.1%


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Imagine Leadership Academy ranks 1196th of 1596 Ohio elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 119 students attended Imagine Leadership Academy.

Students at Imagine Leadership Academy are 88% African American, 7% Two or more races, 4% White.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Ohio Department of Education.

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