ERIC Number: ED477536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Reference Count: N/A
Statistics for Latino Majority Schools in the Chicago Public Schools: A Closer Look. Part 2.
Valdez, Virginia; Espino, Juan
This report analyzes data provided by the Chicago Public School System, Illinois on Latino majority schools, noting implications for the Latino community. Data come primarily from school year 2000-2001 and include 140 elementary schools and 16 high schools. Findings describe the composition of the Latino majority according to student enrollment, demographic characteristics, educational characteristics, school engagement, and academic achievement. Overall, the Latino majority elementary and high schools in Chicago are overcrowded and consist mostly of low-income and academically at-risk children and youth with high mobility rates and poor academic achievement. An overwhelming majority of these students do not meet or exceed the Illinois Learning Standards in reading or mathematics. Student test scores indicate that students perform worse as they progress to the next grade level. By the time they reach high school, 76-84 percent do not meet the Illinois Learning Standards in reading and mathematics. These Latino students also have high dropout rates and low graduation rates. School performance scores are appended. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance Patterns, Dropout Rate, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Hispanic American Students, Low Achievement, Poverty, Public Schools, State Standards, Student Characteristics, Student Mobility, Truancy
Aspira Inc. of Illinois/Chicago Latino Educational Research Institute, 2435 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647. Tel: 773-252-0970; Fax: 773-252-0994; Web site: http://www.il.aspira.org/cleri.htm.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.
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