Payton has an award-winning reputation for its math, science, world language, humanities, fine arts, and adventure education programs, provided within an international model for teaching and learning. The Payton vision focuses on developing all students' character, courage, curiosity, and compassion, and these "Four Cs" are embedded in all fabrics of the Payton experience.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

1,073

School Type

Selective enrollment ?

Faculty


Timothy Patrick Devine
Principal

David Adamji
Assistant Principal

Hours


8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
School Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
HS Freshman Hours
6:30
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
11, 36, 70
CTA Train
Brown, Red

Demographics ?


Asian
17.9%
Black
11.1%
Hispanic
21.9%
White
43.4%
Other
5.7%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
30.9%
Limited English
0.4%
Mobility Rate ?
1%
Chronic Truancy ?
19.9%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Chinese, French, Japanese, Latin, Spanish

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

No

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

Students with Visual Impairments Program:

Yes

School Year 2017-2018

2017 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR ABOVE EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average 2017 ?
1377
CPS Average 968
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 2017 ?
98.5%
CPS Average 77.5%
College Enrollment 2017 ?
82.4%
CPS Average 59.8%

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Awards

Blue Ribbon Award ? Excellence Award ?

Student Growth By Grade Level FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT9)
73rd
10th Grade (PSAT10)
60th
11th Grade (SAT)
94th
0
50
99
Local Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR ABOVE EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT9)
100%
10th Grade (PSAT10)
99.5%
11th Grade (SAT)
98.6%
All
99.4%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT9 - 1188
PSAT10 - 1258
SAT - 1377
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2017)
99.3%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
School (2016)
99.6%
CPS (2016)
87.4%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation  (classes of 2016 and 2017)
School (2017)
96.9%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
School (2016)
97.0%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2017)
98.5%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
School (2016)
95.3%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2017)
82.4%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
School (2016)
87.7%
CPS (2016)
57.9%
 0
100
College Persistence  (classes of 2014 and 2015)
School (2017)
92.5%
CPS (2017)
71.9%
School (2016)
96.5%
CPS (2016)
71.6%
 0
100
School Culture and Climate Details WELL ORGANIZED ?
The 5Essentials from the My Voice, My School Survey ?
 
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities? VERY STRONG
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? VERY STRONG
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? VERY STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? NEUTRAL
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? STRONG
2017 Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? STRONG
Behavior and Discipline ?
2016 2017 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 2.5 0.6 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 57.9% 40.0% 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.6 days 2.3 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 92.9% 92.7% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 90.9% 90.7% 90.1%
1 Year Dropout Rate 0.7% 0.9% 7.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 81.2% ---
Teachers 56.9% ---
Parents < 30% ---

You can find more information about the measures used in this report on the CPS web site.

The State of Illinois Report Card for this school can be viewed at the State Report Card web site.

Program Application Requirements

Selective Enrollment High School

Deadline:  12/22/2017
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
General Education and 504 Plan students: Minimum percentile of 24 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP.

Testing is required for all eligible applicants.
Selections
Eligible students are selected on a point system with a maximum of 900 points. Points are based on 7th grade final grades, NWEA MAP scores, and the admissions test, each worth a maximum of 300 points. The first 30% of the available seats are filled by the top scoring students based on rank score; the remaining seats are equally distributed among the four socio-economic tiers and filled by the top-scoring students in each tier.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (25) 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • Database Programming IT 
  • Fine and Performing Arts 
  • Humanities 
  • World Language and International Studies 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Animation/Cartoon 
  • Art Studio 
  • Ballroom Dancing 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Ceramics 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Fashion 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Guitar 
  • Improv 
  • Knitting 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Mosaics 
  • Murals 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Paper Making 
  • Photography 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Pottery 
  • Rock Band 
  • Sewing 
  • Sketching 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Tap/Ballet/Jazz Dance 
  • Theater 
  • Violin/Strings 
  • Web Design 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • First Aid Training 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Boys/Girls Student Clubs 
  • Environmental Club 
  • Ethnic Club 
  • Leaders Program 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Mock Trial 
  • Model U.N. 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • Family Nights 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Academic Olympics 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Debate Team 
  • Freshmen On-Pace 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Math Team 
  • Mayor Daley’s Book Club 
  • Newspaper 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Poetry Workshops 
  • Summer School 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Yearbook Club 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Bowling 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Golf 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Tennis 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Boys’ Water Polo 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Dance 
  • Floor Hockey 
  • Football 
  • Girls on Track 
  • Girls’ Baseball 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Bowling 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Golf 
  • Girls’ Lacrosse 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Girls’ Water Polo 
  • Ping Pong 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Running 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • Tennis 
  • Volleyball 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2017
High School Progress Report - English 2017
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2017
School Quality Rating Report 2016
High School Progress Report - English 2016
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2016
School Quality Rating Report 2015
High School Progress Report - English 2015
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2015
School Quality Rating Report 2014
Financial
Report Name Date Download
School Segment Report 2010
Building
Report Name Date Download
6 Month Asbestos Report Fall 2016
Accessibility Summary Report 2014-2015
Facility Assessment Summary Report 2014-2015
Facility Assessment Detail Report 2014-2015
Education Facilities Master Plan 2013
Other
Report Name Date Download
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2017
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2016
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2015
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2014
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2016-2018
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) Year 1 2012-2014