Eric Solorio Academy has been named one of the top 20 high schools in Chicago by the Chicago Magazine, has earned a level 1+ rating by CPS, and is #1 on Schoolhound’s list of the Top 10 Illinois High Schools that Exceed Expectations. Solorio provides students with rigorous academics, superior fine arts, an array of top-tier athletics, and high-performing clubs. We offer a Double-Honors, college prep Scholars Cohort intended for high-achieving, motivated students. Scholars are enrolled in AP courses and begin earning college credit freshman year! Through a partnership with Rasmussen college, as well as AP and dual credit classes, electives in Engineering, Computer Science and Biotechnology, internships with Fortune 500 companies, and Junior and Senior Seminars, every student leaves Solorio ready to succeed in college and beyond. With the support of our two college coaches and alumni coordinator, Solorio graduates have received over $20 million in scholarships this past year alone, including three Posse Scholars. We are one of our city's best kept secrets, a true hidden gem on the southwest side. Discover what Solorio has to offer you today at solorioacademy.org.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

Good Standing

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

1,121

School Type

Neighborhood ?

Faculty


Victor Iturralde
Principal

Cesar Balcazar
Assistant Principal

Katie Patton
Assistant Principal

Rosa Jimenez
Assistant Principal

Gabriela Rulka
Counselor

Lucresia Ortiz
Dean of Students

Hours


M, T, Th, F 8:00 AM - 3:23 PM; W 8:00 AM - 2:20
School Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:23 p.m.
HS Freshman Hours
7:15 AM
Earliest Drop Off
5:00
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
52, 52A, 55
CTA Train
Orange

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
5.0%
Hispanic
93.5%
White
0.8%
Other
0.7%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
94.7%
Limited English
12.1%
Mobility Rate ?
15.1%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2016-2017

2016 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
ACT Average 2016 ?
18.4
CPS Average 18.4
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 2016 ?
80.5%
CPS Average 73.5%
College Enrollment 2016 ?
62.2%
CPS Average 57.9%

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
11th Grade (ACT)
0.3
-4
 0
4
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Student Attainment (percentile)
11th Grade (ACT)
38th
 0
50
99
National Average
This School's Average Score
ACT - 18.4
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2016)
91.9%
CPS (2016)
87.4%
School (2015)
89.8%
CPS (2015)
84.1%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2016)
80.3%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
School (2015)
76%
CPS (2015)
68.2%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation  (classes of 2014 and 2015)
School (2016)
80.5%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
School (2015)
80.1%
CPS (2015)
69.9%
 0
100
College Enrollment  (classes of 2014 and 2015)
School (2016)
62.2%
CPS (2016)
57.9%
School (2015)
52.8%
CPS (2015)
58.7%
 0
100
College Persistence  (classes of 2013 and 2014)
School (2016)
77.9%
CPS (2016)
71.6%
School (2015)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
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? STRONG
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? 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? 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? STRONG
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2015 2016 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 3.5 2.9 8.1
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 15.9% 17.4% 18.8%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.7 days 2.8 days 2.3 days
Other Important Metrics
2015 2016 District Average
Student attendance 93.8% 94.5% 93.4%
Teacher attendance 95.7% 91.4% 95%
1 Year Dropout Rate 2.6% 1.9% 6.8%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 85.3% 83.0%
Teachers 86.1% 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

General Education - Neighborhood

Deadline:  None
Application Requirements
Not Applicable
Selections
Students living in the attendance boundary are admitted automatically. show attendance boundary
How to Apply
Students can enroll in the program without submitting an application.

General Education - Non-Neighborhood

Deadline:  Contact school
Application Requirements
Not Applicable
Selections
Students living outside the attendance boundary are randomly selected through a computerized lottery if the school receives more applications than there are seats available. show attendance boundary
How to Apply
Contact school

Honors Program - Neighborhood

Deadline:  Contact school
Application Requirements
NWEA MAP minimum score in reading: 229, NWEA MAP minimum score in math: 240; 1 letter of recommendation from a current teacher; report card grades: A or B in core subjects. No more than 9 absences per year in 6th - 8th grade. See application for complete list of requirements.

All interested students, including students who live in the Solorio attendance boundary, must submit an application.
Selections
Contact school show attendance boundary
How to Apply
Contact school or email grulka@cps.edu for an application.

Honors Program - Non-Neighborhood

Deadline:  Contact school
Application Requirements
NWEA MAP minimum score in reading: 229, NWEA MAP minimum score in math: 249; 1 letter of recommendation from a current teacher; report card grades: A or B in core subjects. No more than 9 absences per year in 6th - 8th grade. See application for complete list of requirements.

All interested students must submit an application.
Selections
Solorio is near capacity; only a limited number of seats may be available in this program for students living outside the school's attendance boundary. show attendance boundary
How to Apply
Contact school or email grulka@cps.edu for an application.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (5) 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Business & Finance 
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • Double Honors Program 
  • Fine and Performing Arts 
  • Information Technology 
  • Law and Public Safety 
  • Medical and Health Careers 
  • Medical Assistant 
  • Performing Arts 
  • Pre-Engineering 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • Career/Job Training 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Animation 
  • Art Studio 
  • Ballroom Dancing 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Fashion 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Guitar 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Mosaics 
  • Murals 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Photography 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Sewing 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
  • Troupe Performances 
  • Web Design 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Boys/Girls Student Clubs 
  • Environmental Club 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Model U.N. 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Council/Government 
  • Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE) 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Art Workshops 
  • Computer/Technology Workshops 
  • Crafts Workshop 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Breakfasts 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Financial Literacy Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Safe Passage 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Chess Team 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Debate Team 
  • Expanded Library Service Hours 
  • Freshmen On-Pace 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Language Club(s) (Spanish 
  • German 
  • Chinese 
  • etc) 
  • Math Team 
  • Newspaper 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Science Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Bowling 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Bowling 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Tennis 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Boys’ Water Polo 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Dance 
  • Fast Pitch 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Bowling 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Lacrosse 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Girls’ Water Polo 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Running 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • 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
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