King nurtures students’ passions and interests through strong curricular offerings that lead to Advanced Placement courses, as well as an exceptional Visual and Performing Arts program.  In addition, we offer an Engineering Program that utilizes the Project Lead the Way curriculum, and Computer Science courses as part of the CPS CS4All program.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

595

School Type

Selective enrollment ?

Faculty


David Narain
Principal

Lynda Parker
Assistant Principal

Cindy Sanders
Counselor

Hours


08:00 am - 03:16 pm
School Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:16 p.m.
HS Freshman Hours
07:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off
03:16PM - 06:00PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
4, 43, 47
CTA Train
Red
Metra
Metra Electric District (ME)

Demographics ?


Asian
1.0%
Black
93.9%
Hispanic
3.9%
White
0.2%
Other
1.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
81.8%
Limited English
2.5%
Mobility Rate ?
3.8%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

No

Classroom Languages:

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 2017-2018

2017 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
PARTIALLY ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average 2017 ?
1049
CPS Average 968
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 2017 ?
88.5%
CPS Average 77.5%
College Enrollment 2017 ?
83.4%
CPS Average 59.8%

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT9)
34th
10th Grade (PSAT10)
65th
11th Grade (SAT)
66th
0
50
99
Local Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT9)
71.2%
10th Grade (PSAT10)
73.9%
11th Grade (SAT)
61.1%
All
68.4%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT9 - 903
PSAT10 - 969
SAT - 1049
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2017)
94.4%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
School (2016)
90.1%
CPS (2016)
87.4%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation  (classes of 2016 and 2017)
School (2017)
89.4%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
School (2016)
86.8%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2017)
88.5%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
School (2016)
89.4%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2017)
83.4%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
School (2016)
82.1%
CPS (2016)
57.9%
 0
100
College Persistence  (classes of 2014 and 2015)
School (2017)
80.3%
CPS (2017)
71.9%
School (2016)
86.9%
CPS (2016)
71.6%
 0
100
School Culture and Climate Details PARTIALLY 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? WEAK
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? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2016 2017 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 1.8 1.1 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 14.3% 11.9% 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.8 days 2.3 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 92.8% 91.3% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 90.4% 89.3% 90.1%
1 Year Dropout Rate 1.4% 0.6% 7.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 83.8% ---
Teachers 66.0% ---

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. Students are assigned points for 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 (14) 
  • CTE (Architectural Drafting 
  • Computer Programming 
  • Digital Media 
  • Pre-Engineering - Project Lead the Way) 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Career and Technical Education Programs 
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • Fine and Performing Arts 
  • Humanities 
  • Information Technology 
  • Pre-Engineering 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Crochet 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Film and Video 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Improv 
  • Knitting 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Mosaics 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Photography 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Pottery 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Environmental Club 
  • Ethnic Club 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Peer Jury 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Safe Passage 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Debate Team 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Math Team 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Science Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Tennis 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Fast Pitch 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Soccer 
  • 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
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 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