Senn is a Wall-to-Wall IB World School that offers the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programmes, a selective IB Diploma Prep Program, and a Magnet Fine and Performing Arts Program. Students living within the attendance boundary are eligible for the neighborhood IB strands in Environmental Science and Digital Journalism.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

1,434

School Type

Neighborhood ?

Faculty


Mary Patricia Beck
Principal

Carter Carey
Assistant Principal

Jennie Medellin
Assistant Principal

Anthony Escamilla
Assistant Principal

David Gregg
IB-MYP Coordinator/Admissions Director

Claire Saura
IB-DP Coordinator

Krista Wortendyke
Arts Coordinator

Hours


8:00 AM-3:15 PM M- Th/8:00 AM - 2:20 PM F
School Hours
8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
HS Freshman Hours
7:15 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:15 - 5:30 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
22, 36, 84
CTA Train
Red

Demographics ?


Asian
17.8%
Black
26.2%
Hispanic
41.7%
White
11.1%
Other
3.3%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
80.7%
Limited English
18.2%
Mobility Rate ?
15%
Chronic Truancy ?
57.8%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

French, Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2017-2018

2017 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
MET EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average 2017 ?
982
CPS Average 968
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 2017 ?
85.8%
CPS Average 77.5%
College Enrollment 2017 ?
71.6%
CPS Average 59.8%

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT9)
79th
10th Grade (PSAT10)
55th
11th Grade (SAT)
67th
0
50
99
Local Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level MET EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT9)
58.7%
10th Grade (PSAT10)
39.9%
11th Grade (SAT)
41.8%
All
47.3%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT9 - 886
PSAT10 - 883
SAT - 982
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2017)
89.4%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
School (2016)
92.8%
CPS (2016)
87.4%
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100
4 Year Graduation  (classes of 2016 and 2017)
School (2017)
78.3%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
School (2016)
83.2%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
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100
5 Year Graduation  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2017)
85.8%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
School (2016)
81.3%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2017)
71.6%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
School (2016)
59.4%
CPS (2016)
57.9%
 0
100
College Persistence  (classes of 2014 and 2015)
School (2017)
75.2%
CPS (2017)
71.9%
School (2016)
65.3%
CPS (2016)
71.6%
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100
School Culture and Climate Details MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
The 5Essentials from the My Voice, My School Survey ?
 
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities? NEUTRAL
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? NEUTRAL
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? WEAK
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? NEUTRAL
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? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2016 2017 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 18.6 11.2 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 22.1% 20.4% 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.2 days 1.5 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 90.4% 88.2% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 91.7% 90.9% 90.1%
1 Year Dropout Rate 3.6% 2.3% 7.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 88.2% ---
Teachers 70.6% ---
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

Dance

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.

An audition is required for all eligible applicants.
Selections
Eligible students are selected on a point system. Points are based on the student's NWEA MAP scores in reading and math, 7th grade final (cumulative) grades, and the audition.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

General Education

Deadline:  12/22/2017
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students who live within the school's attendance boundary can be admitted automatically. This program only accepts students who live within the school's attendance boundary. show attendance boundary
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Deadline:  12/22/2017
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
General Education/504 Plan students: Minimum percentile of 24 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP and minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP and minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade.

Attendance at an Information Session is required for all eligible applicants.
Selections
Eligible students are selected on a point system. Points are based on NWEA MAP scores and 7th grade GPA. Students who live within the school's attendance boundary will be given 50 additional points. The school determines the minimum cutoff score for selections. Preference is given to students who meet the minimum eligibility requirements, attend an Information Session, and are enrolled in the school’s Middle Years Programme partner, Peirce Elementary School.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Music

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.

An audition is required for all eligible applicants.
Selections
Eligible students are selected on a point system. Points are based on the student's NWEA MAP scores in reading and math, 7th grade final (cumulative) grades, and the audition.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Theatre

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.

An audition is required for all eligible applicants.
Selections
Eligible students are selected on a point system. Points are based on the student's NWEA MAP scores in reading and math, 7th grade final (cumulative) grades, and the audition.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Visual Arts

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.

A portfolio review is required for all eligible applicants.
Selections
Eligible students are selected on a point system. Points are based on the student's NWEA MAP scores in reading and math, 7th grade final (cumulative) grades, and the portfolio review.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (5) 
  • Digital Journalism 
  • Global International Studies 
  • JROTC 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Career and Technical Education Programs 
  • Community School 
  • Fine and Performing Arts 
  • Humanities 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years 
  • JROTC Academy 
  • Performing Arts 
  • Pre-Engineering 
  • Student Leadership and Performing Arts Academy 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Animation 
  • Animation/Cartoon 
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Bookmaking 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Fashion 
  • Film and Video 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Guitar 
  • Improv 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Mosaics 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Photography 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Rock Band 
  • Sketching 
  • Step Dance 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Tap/Ballet/Jazz Dance 
  • Theater 
  • Violin/Strings 
  • Web Design 
  • Weekend Enrichment 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • School-based Health Centers 
  • Targeted Interventions 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Environmental Club 
  • Ethnic Club 
  • JROTC 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Model U.N. 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Peer Jury 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Art Appreciation 
  • Book Club 
  • Community Service 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Nights 
  • Financial Literacy Workshops 
  • Music Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Safety Workshops 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
  • Walking 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Debate Team 
  • Evening School 
  • Expanded Library Service Hours 
  • Freshmen On-Pace 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Language Club(s) (Spanish 
  • German 
  • Chinese 
  • etc) 
  • Math Team 
  • Mayor Daley’s Book Club 
  • Newspaper 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Science Club 
  • Summer School 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Bowling 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Bowling 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Golf 
  • Boys’ Lacrosse 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Tennis 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Dance 
  • Fast Pitch 
  • Fitness Basics 
  • Football 
  • Girls on Track 
  • Girls’ Baseball 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Bowling 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Golf 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • Step Dance 
  • Tennis 
  • Volleyball 
  • Wrestling 
  • Yoga/Pilates 
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
Asbestos Inspection Report 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