Inter-American Elementary Magnet School

851 West Waveland Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 | (773) 534-5490
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Student Enrollment: 692
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3.5 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 851 W Waveland Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
  • Principal or Admin: Sharon Spellman
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
  • Magnet School
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: 692
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 36.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 19.2
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 326 (47.1%)
  • Females: 366 (52.9%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 92 (13.3%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 366 (52.9%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 458 (66.2%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Inter-American Elementary Magnet School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian60.9%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Inter-American Elementary Magnet School
  Number Percent
1st Grade7310.5%
2nd Grade7310.5%
3rd Grade7410.7%
4th Grade689.8%
5th Grade7310.5%
6th Grade669.5%
7th Grade578.2%
8th Grade588.4%
Attendance, Graduation, and Dropout Rates (2010)
Attendance Rate
Teacher Credentials (2010)
Percent of Teachers with Emergency or Provisional Credentials
Percent of Classes Not Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers
Source: IL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3.5

3.5 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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2 reviews for Inter-American Elementary Magnet School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 25, 2009
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • actually they did for get about the other races of children at this school..they even cut the autism program which was at this school for years!
  • Reviewed by Former Student on March 12, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I am a former student of Inter-American Magnet School, as is my older brother. The school and multicultural program is very rare in the country, especially with the involvement of parents and volunteers to the degree they promote. The fondest memories I have are the ones where the teachers show no individualism, rather, give the same attention to all the children in what feels like a family. I went to school LOOKING FORWARD to the next school day, to see what new things I'd learn and what fun projects we'd accomplish. And the fact that English-dominant children learn Spanish as a second language and Spanish-dominant children learn English as a second language, seems to be a bridge of knowledge the teachers bring while the students don't even notice. Years later, the culture brought into their lives, memories, and even the events they hold give off this "Everyone is a family" feel, isolating no one. Unfortunately, due to the severe popularity of the school, if you intend on having your children attend, they are placed on a waiting list that sometimes takes 5 years, unless your an alum that has children, in which case have a greater chance that they would be accepted.

    I will NEVER forget the admiration, love, memories, culture, knowledge, and family-based structure this school has brought me and my family as it will yours, as well!

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