George Westinghouse College Prep serves a diverse student population from nearly 300 public and private elementary schools. GWCP students experience a rigorous and supportive college preparatory education in preparation for post-secondary success.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

Good Standing

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

1,220

School Type

Selective enrollment ?

Faculty


Patrick Mcgill
Principal

Kerry Leuschel
Assistant Principal

W. Terrell Burgess
Assistant Principal

Rebecca Miller
Director of Counseling & Admissions

Hours


8:00 AM-3:15 PM
School Hours
8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
HS Freshman Hours
6:45 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:15 PM -6:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
52, 82
CTA Train
Green
Metra
Union Pacific West (UP-W)

Demographics ?


Asian
4.0%
Black
53.5%
Hispanic
39.3%
White
2.1%
Other
1.1%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
82.0%
Limited English
1.4%
Mobility Rate ?
3.6%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

No

Classroom Languages:

Chinese, French, Spanish

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2016-2017

2016 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
ACT Average 2016 ?
20.7
CPS Average 18.4
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 2016 ?
97.6%
CPS Average 73.5%
College Enrollment 2016 ?
76.7%
CPS Average 57.9%

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
11th Grade (ACT)
0.5
-4
 0
4
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Student Attainment (percentile)
11th Grade (ACT)
62nd
 0
50
99
National Average
This School's Average Score
ACT - 20.7
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2016)
95.0%
CPS (2016)
87.4%
School (2015)
94.5%
CPS (2015)
84.1%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2016)
91.5%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
School (2015)
94.1%
CPS (2015)
68.2%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation  (classes of 2014 and 2015)
School (2016)
97.6%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
School (2015)
90.5%
CPS (2015)
69.9%
 0
100
College Enrollment  (classes of 2014 and 2015)
School (2016)
76.7%
CPS (2016)
57.9%
School (2015)
79.0%
CPS (2015)
58.7%
 0
100
College Persistence  (classes of 2013 and 2014)
School (2016)
81.4%
CPS (2016)
71.6%
School (2015)
80.7%
CPS (2015)
70.0%
 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? VERY STRONG
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? VERY STRONG
2016 Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? STRONG
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NEUTRAL
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? STRONG
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2015 2016 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 10.1 7.8 8.1
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 39.5% 42.7% 18.8%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.1 days 2.9 days 2.3 days
Other Important Metrics
2015 2016 District Average
Student attendance 91.8% 92.6% 93.4%
Teacher attendance 95.2% 90.7% 95%
1 Year Dropout Rate 0.7% 0.4% 6.8%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 87.6% 83.0%
Teachers 78.8% 83.2%

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

Career Academy

Deadline:  12/15/2017
Grades Served: 9-12
Eligibility Requirements
General Education and 504 Plan students: Minimum percentile of 24 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP, minimum 3.0 GPA in 7th grade, and minimum attendance percentage of 95.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP, minimum 3.0 GPA in 7th grade, and minimum attendance percentage of 95.
Selections
Students are randomly selected by compterized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: proximity, general.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Selective Enrollment High School

Deadline:  12/15/2017
Grades Served: 9-12
Eligibility 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
Students are selected on a point system with a maximum of 900 points. Students are assigned points for 7th grade final grades, NWEA MAP scores, and the admissions test, each worth a maximum of 300 points.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (17) 
  • JROTC 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Broadcast Technology 
  • Business 
  • Career and Technical Education Programs 
  • College and Career Academy 
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • Database Programming IT 
  • Fine and Performing Arts 
  • JROTC Academy 
  • Medical and Health Careers 
  • Performing Arts 
  • Pre-Engineering 
  • World Language and International Studies 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Ceramics 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Film and Video 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Guitar 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Photography 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Pottery 
  • Recorder 
  • Rock Band 
  • Sketching 
  • Step Dance 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • First Aid Training 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Environmental Club 
  • JROTC 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Book Club 
  • Community Service 
  • Field Trip 
  • Financial Literacy Workshops 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Safe Passage 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Academic Olympics 
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Debate Team 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Language Club(s) (Spanish 
  • German 
  • Chinese 
  • etc) 
  • Math Team 
  • Newspaper 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Science Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Bicycle 
  • Bowling 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Tennis 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Boys’ Water Polo 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Dance 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Girls’ Water Polo 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • Step Dance 
  • Tennis 
  • Volleyball 
  • Wrestling 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
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 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