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School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

NOT APPLICABLE

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

742

School Type

Charter ?

Faculty


Dr. Hillyn Senuholtz
Director

Mr. Alberto Mendez
Recruiter

Mr. Alfredo Nambo
Assistant Principal

Ms. Kim Burks
Assistant Principal

Ms. Rita Quizhpi
Registrar

Hours


7:45AM - 3:44PM
School Hours
7:45AM - 3:44PM
HS Freshman Hours
7:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
49, 60

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
3.2%
Hispanic
96.2%
White
0.4%
Other
0.1%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
98.7%
Limited English
24.1%
Mobility Rate ?
4.3%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

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 ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
PARTIALLY ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average 2017 ?
892
CPS Average 968
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 2017 ?
85.0%
CPS Average 77.5%
College Enrollment 2017 ?
60.4%
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)
70th
10th Grade (PSAT10)
37th
11th Grade (SAT)
54th
0
50
99
Local Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT9)
25.2%
10th Grade (PSAT10)
16.7%
11th Grade (SAT)
18.5%
All
20.2%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT9 - 789
PSAT10 - 815
SAT - 892
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2017)
73.5%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
School (2016)
87.8%
CPS (2016)
87.4%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation  (classes of 2016 and 2017)
School (2017)
85.0%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
School (2016)
82.3%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2017)
85.0%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
School (2016)
82.8%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2017)
60.4%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
School (2016)
56.4%
CPS (2016)
57.9%
 0
100
College Persistence  (classes of 2014 and 2015)
School (2017)
70.7%
CPS (2017)
71.9%
School (2016)
67.5%
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? NEUTRAL
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? WEAK
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? NEUTRAL
2016 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? NEUTRAL
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 --- --- 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension --- --- 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions --- --- 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 89.7% 89.6% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- ---
1 Year Dropout Rate 0.8% 3.3% 7.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 76.0% ---
Teachers 85.3% ---

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

General Education

Deadline:  12/22/2017
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: sibling, general.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • Project Lead the Way (Biomedical Sciences) 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) 
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • Community School 
  • Medical and Health Careers 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • Career/Job Training 
  • College Tours 
Health and Wellness
  • Common Threads 
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • First Aid Training 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Boys/Girls Student Clubs 
  • Environmental Club 
  • Leaders Program 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Mock Trial 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Student Council/Government 
  • Young Parent Supports 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Community Service 
  • Computer/Technology Workshops 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • CPR Classes 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Financial Literacy Workshops 
  • Fitness Classes 
  • Gang Awareness Workshop 
  • GED English Classes 
  • GED Spanish Classes 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Language Club(s) (Spanish 
  • German 
  • Chinese 
  • etc) 
  • Science Club 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Dance 
  • Fitness Basics 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Yoga/Pilates 
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
FY15 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2015
FY14 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2014
FY13 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2013
Building
Report Name Date Download
6 Month Asbestos Report Fall 2016
Asbestos Inspection Report 2016
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