School Details

Chavez Elementary Multicultural Academy Center

4747 South Marshfield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 535-4600
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 833 students 16 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

57%
42%
55%
43%
45%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
51%
60%
49%
46%
59%
92%
74%
81%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
50%
59%
29%
44%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
52%
60%
39%
49%
59%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
53%
59%
40%
52%
59%
79%
73%
79%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
54%
59%
45%
53%
60%

Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Chavez Elementary Multicultural Academy Center is a public middle school in Chicago. The principal of Chavez Elementary Multicultural Academy Center is Barton A Dassinger. 833 children attend Chavez Elementary Multicultural Academy Center and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 45% of the Chavez Elementary Multicultural Academy Center students are "limited in English proficiency." 99% of the 833 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 100% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Chavez Elementary Multicultural Academy Center is 16:1. Seward Elementary Communication Arts AC is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 93% 41%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 47%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 9%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% 4%
Asian 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100% 73%
Limited English proficiency 45% 14%
Economically disadvantaged 99% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Chavez is a good school when my two girls use to attend that school. When my son started going to Chavez there were new teachers new principal and new staff members. I notice how rude the staff were in that school. A lot has change but I'm happy my son don't go to Chavez no more.

  • (6 years ago)

    Chavez could be a great school. It amazes me how the teachers who have the most trying job aren't bothered by the parents or students. However the staff is down right rude! My solution is to get rid of them. Principal get a staff behind you that support your parents and students. If you need help Principal put it out there and I can assure that many of the parents will stand behind you. They (your office staff) are rude and breaks the bridge with your parents. You need this bridge to build relationships with your parents. Or do you care? I starting to wonder if you really care. Because if you don't put that out there too. My kids have 2-4 more years there. I will be glad to help you find a more suitable position.

  • (6 years ago)

    This was a good school when I attended Chavez. We had great teachers who really cared about the students. However Ive noticed big changes since my child started attending this school. There are not a lot of good teachers there. The principal is ok but I think he needs experience. The staff is the worst. They are very rude and dont pay attention to what they are doing. Another very disturbing thing with this school is that there is often no crossing aids available to help the children get to the other side of the street safely.

  • (11 years ago)

    For several years pupil's academic skills kept progressing and test scores were rising. Unfortunately the current trend shows that test scores are getting lower each year. During the past three years dozens of wonderful experienced certified teachers have transferred. About three years ago for some reason every billingual teacher on the staff left Chavez. Many teachers who replaced them are unskilled in the methods of teaching reading and math. They don't have the required college courses to become regular certified teachers yet they are allowed to work. Many other outstanding teachers have also recently left the school. The quality of teaching has degressed and so have the pupils test scores. I'm so happy that my child graduated from Chavez while so many outstanding teachers taught there. They helped him learn the skills he needed to succeed in high school.

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