At South Shore International College Prep, we offer a personal high school experience with our small student body,energetic staff and highly engaged world community. We are committed to exposing each student to varied levels of Internationalism, from studying various cultures to international communications to world travel.

Our rigorous college preparatory curriculum includes an extended world language program, Honors and AP courses, whole school International Baccalaureate philosophy, and CTE programs in Medical and Health Careers.

We offer competitive sports teams, World Language Clubs, National Honor Society, Latin American Student Organization, African Students United, Theater Tech, Dance, Student Government, True Star, Model UN, Art Club, Technology Club and more.

Academic Enrichments, After School Matters, Beta Club, Mentoring, Homework/Tutoring Center, Youth Leadership.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

643

School Type

Selective enrollment ?

Faculty


Janice Elaine Wells
Principal

Paulette Lakyne Grissett
Assistant Principal

Hours


8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
School Hours
8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
HS Freshman Hours
7:15 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:15 PM-7:15 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
J14, 15, 75
CTA Train
Red

Demographics ?


Asian
0.2%
Black
96.0%
Hispanic
2.8%
White
0.0%
Other
1.1%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
83.7%
Limited English
0.6%
Mobility Rate ?
5.4%
Chronic Truancy ?
51.8%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

No

Classroom Languages:

Chinese, Spanish

Dress Code:

Yes

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 ?
FAR BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
PARTIALLY ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average 2017 ?
934
CPS Average 968
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 2017 ?
86.5%
CPS Average 77.5%
College Enrollment 2017 ?
78.4%
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 FAR BELOW AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT9)
10th
10th Grade (PSAT10)
15th
11th Grade (SAT)
7th
0
50
99
Local Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT9)
42.8%
10th Grade (PSAT10)
26.9%
11th Grade (SAT)
25.4%
All
32.5%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT9 - 843
PSAT10 - 870
SAT - 934
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2017)
98.3%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
School (2016)
98.8%
CPS (2016)
87.4%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation  (classes of 2016 and 2017)
School (2017)
86.9%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
School (2016)
85.8%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2017)
86.5%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
School (2016)
71.0%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2017)
78.4%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
School (2016)
64.2%
CPS (2016)
57.9%
 0
100
College Persistence  (classes of 2014 and 2015)
School (2017)
63.0%
CPS (2017)
71.9%
School (2016)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2016)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 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? VERY STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? VERY WEAK
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? WEAK
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 2.8 7.2 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 3.2% 60.9% 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 3.1 days 2.9 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 90.2% 90.1% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 89.8% 89.6% 90.1%
1 Year Dropout Rate 2.2% 2.2% 7.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 71.6% ---
Teachers 82.6% ---
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

International Baccalaureate (IB)

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 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.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Medical & Health Careers

Deadline:  12/22/2017
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students are selected on a point system. Points are based on 7th grade final GPA and NWEA MAP scores. The school determines the minimum cutoff score for selections.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

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 (3) 
  • Business Entrepreneurship (Selective Enrollment students only) 
  • JROTC 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • Fine and Performing Arts 
  • JROTC Academy 
  • Medical and Health Careers 
College and Career
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drawing 
  • Mixed Media 
Health and Wellness
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
Life and Leadership
  • JROTC 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Restorative Justice 
Parent and Community
  • Aerobics 
  • Computer/Technology Workshops 
  • Fitness For Parents 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
Scholastic
  • Chess Team 
  • Homework Help 
  • Language Club(s) (Spanish 
  • German 
  • Chinese 
  • etc) 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Science Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Bowling 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Golf 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Tennis 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Running 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • 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
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 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