Richards Career Academy High School

5009 South Laflin St, Chicago, IL 60609 | (773) 535-4945
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 608
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 5009 S Laflin St, Chicago, IL 60609
  • Principal or Admin: Dr Joyce Smith
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $10,392
  • Graduation Rate: 63.8%
  • Dropout Rate: 16.3%
  • Students Per Teacher: 17.8
  • Enrolled Students: 406,068

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 608
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 36.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 16.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 298 (49.0%)
  • Females: 310 (51.0%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 25 (4.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 566 (93.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 591 (97.2%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Richards Career Academy High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black16026.3%
Asian--
Hispanic44272.7%
White61.0%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Richards Career Academy High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade21234.9%
10th Grade15525.5%
11th Grade12520.6%
12th Grade11619.1%
Attendance, Graduation, and Dropout Rates (2010)
Attendance Rate
School:
87.0%
District:
91.5%
State:
93.9%
Graduation Rate
School:
52.3%
District:
71.8%
State:
87.8%
Dropout Rate
School:
14.3%
District:
12.8%
State:
3.8%
Source: IL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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