Richard T. Crane (RTC) Medical Preparatory High School is a magnet high school that will meet the growing demand for medical professionals by preparing a diverse student body to go on to the best colleges and universities.  RTC's college preparatory curriculum includes rigorous science and mathematics sequence and competitive dual enrollment and Advanced Placement courses. RTC Med Prep students have the opportunity to participate in an innovative four-year health sciences program, which provides students with practical learning experiences under the supervision and guidance of health professionals. 

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

462

School Type

Magnet ?

Faculty


Fareeda Jahaan Shabazz
Principal

Timothy M Anderson
Assistant Principal

Amber Amos
Director of Admissions

Hours


8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
School Hours
8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
HS Freshman Hours
8:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off
4:30 PM - 6:45 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
9, 49, 50, 126
CTA Train
Blue

Demographics ?


Asian
1.3%
Black
72.1%
Hispanic
25.3%
White
0.6%
Other
0.6%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
85.1%
Limited English
1.7%
Mobility Rate ?
23.2%
Chronic Truancy ?
57.4%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

No

Classroom Languages:

Chinese, French, Spanish

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2017-2018

2017 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average 2017 ?
947
CPS Average 968
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 2017 ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS Average NOT ENOUGH DATA
College Enrollment 2017 ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS Average NOT ENOUGH DATA

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT9)
40th
10th Grade (PSAT10)
35th
11th Grade (SAT)
35th
0
50
99
Local Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT9)
37.6%
10th Grade (PSAT10)
31.8%
11th Grade (SAT)
34.6%
All
34.6%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT9 - 822
PSAT10 - 868
SAT - 947
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2017)
76.5%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
School (2016)
88.9%
CPS (2016)
87.4%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation  (classes of 2016 and 2017)
School (2017)
88.1%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
School (2016)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2016)
73.5%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2017)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2017)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
School (2016)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2016)
73.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2017)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2017)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
School (2016)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2016)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100
College Persistence  (classes of 2014 and 2015)
School (2017)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2017)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
School (2016)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2016)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100
School Culture and Climate Details ORGANIZED ?
The 5Essentials from the My Voice, My School Survey ?
 
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities? STRONG
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? NEUTRAL
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? WEAK
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 9.5 9.2 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 47.8% 14.3% 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.8 days 2.2 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 95.1% 90.5% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 91.6% 91.3% 90.1%
1 Year Dropout Rate 0.2% 2.4% 7.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 71.3% ---
Teachers 78.4% ---
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

Health Sciences

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.
Selections
Eligible students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: sibling, proximity, tiers.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • CTE (Medical) 
  • Project Lead the Way (Biomedical Sciences) 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Allied Health 
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • Medical and Health Careers 
  • Medical Assistant 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • Career/Job Training 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Drawing 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Painting 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Talent Show 
Health and Wellness
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • School-based Health Centers 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Mock Trial 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Debate Team 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Math Team 
  • Science Club 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Running 
  • Wrestling 
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