Northside has won state, national, and international recognition for its high academic performance. It nurtures capable, creative, ethical leaders who bring positive change to the world.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

Good Standing

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

1,062

School Type

Selective enrollment ?

Faculty


Kelly L Mest
Principal

Debra Fenwick
Assistant Principal

Jeff Finelli
Assistant Principal

Hours


8:00 AM-3:15 PM
School Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
HS Freshman Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
82, 92

Demographics ?


Asian
19.5%
Black
8.1%
Hispanic
28.8%
White
30.1%
Other
13.5%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
41.3%
Limited English
0.5%
Mobility Rate ?
1.3%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

No

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

School Year 2015-2016
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2016 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
ACT Average 2016 ?
29.5
CPS Average 18.4
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 2016 ?
97.8%
CPS Average 73.5%
College Enrollment 2016 ?
93.4%
CPS Average 57.9%

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Awards

Blue Ribbon Award ? Excellence Award ?

Student Growth By Grade Level FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
11th Grade (ACT)
1.9
-4
 0
4
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Student Attainment (percentile)
11th Grade (ACT)
99th
 0
50
99
National Average
This School's Average Score
ACT - 29.5
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2016)
99.3%
CPS (2016)
87.4%
School (2015)
98.0%
CPS (2015)
84.1%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2016)
96.6%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
School (2015)
96.3%
CPS (2015)
68.2%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation  (classes of 2014 and 2015)
School (2016)
97.8%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
School (2015)
97%
CPS (2015)
69.9%
 0
100
College Enrollment  (classes of 2014 and 2015)
School (2016)
93.4%
CPS (2016)
57.9%
School (2015)
88.7%
CPS (2015)
58.7%
 0
100
College Persistence  (classes of 2013 and 2014)
School (2016)
97.4%
CPS (2016)
71.6%
School (2015)
95.7%
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? 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? 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 ?
2015 2016 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.7 1.2 8.1
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 8.1% 10.0% 18.8%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.9 days 1.5 days 2.3 days
Other Important Metrics
2015 2016 District Average
Student attendance 94.4% 93.5% 93.4%
Teacher attendance 96.0% 91.2% 95%
1 Year Dropout Rate 0.4% 0.1% 6.8%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 53.4% 83.0%
Teachers 60.3% 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

Selective Enrollment

Deadline:  December 9, 2016
Application Requirements
Minimum percentile of 24 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP to qualify for the admission stest.

IEP and ELL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP to qualify for the admissions test.
Selections
Based on point system with a maximum of 900 points; points are derived from 7th grade final grades,NWEA MAP scores, and admissions test, each worth a maximum of 300 points.

Testing is required.
How to Apply
Online:
www.apply.cps.edu
or
Paper:
Selective Enrollment High Schools/Military Academies application
Download at www.cps.edu/oae (click “Apply”)
or
Call (773) 553-2060
or
Request from school counselor
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (26) 
  • Colloquium 
  • CTE (Computer Programming 
  • Database Programming) 
  • 1:1 Computing 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • Fine and Performing Arts 
  • Humanities 
  • World Language and International Studies 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Ceramics 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Plays/Acting 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Environmental Club 
  • Ethnic Club 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Model U.N. 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Book Club 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Academic Olympics 
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Chess Team 
  • Debate Team 
  • Expanded Library Service Hours 
  • Math Team 
  • Newspaper 
  • Speech Team 
  • Summer School 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • 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 
  • Boys’ Water Polo 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • 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 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Soccer 
  • 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
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) Year 1 2012-2014