Visualization is a great way of putting numbers into context. On this page,
you will find a broad array of statistics about General D. Chappie James Elementary School of Science,
with each variable plotted on a chart showing how the school compares to
others in the city.

Read more about our methodology »

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Below Average

1

9

Elementary School Performance Summary

Combined performance on state English and Mathematics exams. This is SchoolBook's summary score for performance for elementary schools, calculated by combining overall performance on state English and Mathematics exams.

Below Average

256

356

Below Average

249

364

Below Average

262

353

Below Average

260

368

Below Average

263

357

Below Average

231

366

Below Average

1

9

Satisfaction Level

Results of a city survey of parents, teachers and students. This is SchoolBook's summary score based on results of the city's annual survey of parents, teachers and students. The city awards points in four categories: Academic Expectations, Communications, Engagement, and Safety. We combined these into an overall score and translated the results onto a 1 to 9 scale.

Below Average

6.1

9.5

Academic Expectations

Response to city survey regarding the school's academic environment. This is one of four summary scores reported by the city as part of its annual survey of parents, middle- and high-school students, and teachers. According to the city's report, the survey questions in this category addressed whether "the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best."

Source: DOE annual survey, July 2012

Below Average

6.2

9.6

Safety

City survey responses regarding the school's safety. This is one of four summary scores reported by the city as part of its annual survey of parents, middle- and high-school students, and teachers. According to the city's report, this category addressed whether parents, teachers and students feel ""the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.""

Source: DOE annual survey, July 2012

Below Average

5.7

9.3

Engagement

City survey responses regarding the engagement level of parents, teachers and students. This is one of four summary scores reported by the city as part of its annual survey of parents, middle- and high-school students, and teachers. According to the city's report, this category addressed whether people were ""engaged in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning."

Source: DOE annual survey, July 2012

Below Average

5.8

9.2

Communications

City survey responses regarding the school's communications. This is one of four summary scores reported by the city as part of its annual survey of parents, middle- and high-school students, and teachers. According to the city's report, this category addressed whether the ""school provides information about the school’s educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student’s learning outcomes."

Source: DOE annual survey, July 2012

Below Average

1

9

Diversity Score

The likelihood that two students selected randomly would be of different races or ethnicities. A SchoolBook calculation, based on city enrollment data, that expresses the racial and ethnic mix of the student body on a 100-point scale. The formula determines the probability that two students selected at random will be of different backgrounds.

< 1%

100%

Asian

The percentage of students who are Asian.

< 1%

100%

Black

The percentage of students who are black.

< 1%

100%

Hispanic

The percentage of students who are Hispanic. Hispanic students as a percentage of the total enrollment. While some data sets treat Hispanic origin as a distinct category, allowing for dinstinct counts of Hispanic blacks, Hispanic whites, etc., in the DOE data, Hispanic is treated as a race, so each student is either Hispanic, Black, White or another race.

< 1%

100%

Native American

The percentage of students who are Native American.

< 1%

100%

White

The percentage of students who are white.

4 : 1

27 : 1

Student-Teacher Ratio

The number of students divided by the number on the teaching staff. The official student-teacher ratio calculation included in the class size report. Generally, there's a strong correlation between this ratio and the peer index — schools with more high-needs students have lower ratios.

Source: DOE Class Size Reports, 2/15/12

Above Average

10.9

33.0

Elementary Class Size

Average number of students per classroom, grades K-5. Average number of students per general education class in grades kindergarten through 5. Because the city average class size varies by school type, separate calculations are made for elementary, middle and high school grades.

Source: DOE Class Size Reports, 2/15/12

Average

15.4

247.4

School Crowding

Overcrowding in schools, measured by the ratio of enrollment to capacity.

Average

$52,197

$91,219

Average Teacher Pay

Average salary, general education teacher. This is the average salary of all general education teachers on the payroll as of October, 2010. Since teacher pay is based largely on years in the system, this variable is mostly a measure of experience -- the higher the average salary, the more seasoned the teaching staff. This value is calculated only when the payroll lists at least five teachers.

Source: Provided by DOE, March 2011

Average

< 1%

100%

Experienced Teachers

The percentage of teachers with five or more years of classroom experience.

Source: CEP Demographics Report, 2/18/11

Average

< 1%

100%

Teachers With a Master's Degree

The percentage of teachers with master's degrees.

Source: CEP Demographics Report, 2/18/11

Average

< 1%

100%

Elementary/Middle School Attendance Rate

Annual daily student attendance rate.

< 1%

100%

English Language Learners

The percentage of students for whom English is a second language.

< 1%

100%

Special Education

The percentage of students with Individualized Education Plans. This is the percentage of special education students -- those with ""Individualized Education Plans,"" known as I.E.P.s. This figure is reported in the city's annual school progress reports and is a component of its peer index.

< 1%

100%

Recent Immigrant Rate

The percentage of recent immigrants attending this school.

Source: CEP Demographics Report, 2/18/11

< 1%

100%

Student Stability Rate

The percentage of students remaining in school from year to year. Percentage of student in school this year who also attended last year. This number is not included in the most current version of the Comprehensive Educational Plan Demographics Report.

Source: CEP Demographics Report, 2/18/11

< 1%

100%

Temporary Housing Rate

The percentage of students without stable living situations.

Source: CEP Demographics Report, 2/18/11

< 1%

100%

Male

The percentage of students who are male.

< 1%

100%

Female

The percentage of students who are female.