Mission

CICS Ralph Ellison High School inspires our scholars to be visible agents of multi-faceted change through exemplary curricular programs that are interdisciplinary, inquiry based, fine arts and technology infused, for every learner to develop the knowledge, skills, and character to excel in college, careers, and life.  

Vision

All students have the intellectual skills, cultural competence, belief in self, and a growth mindset to BE VISIBLE!

 

School Rating ?

Level 2 ?

NOT APPLICABLE

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

191

Governance

Charter ?

Faculty


Taquia Hylton
Director

Ms. Raashida Sabree
Assistant Principal

Ms. Nancy Troche
Office Manager

Hours


8:00 AM-3:30 PM
School Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
HS Freshman Hours
7:15am
Earliest Drop Off
3:45pm-5:15pm
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
9, 48, 79, 169
CTA Train
Green, Red

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
99.5%
Hispanic
0.5%
White
0.0%
Other
0.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
88.5%
Diverse Learners
22.5%
Limited English
0.5%
Mobility Rate ?
13.4%
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

Accessibility Level:

Generally accessible

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
NOT YET ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
819
CPS Average 962
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
79.6%
CPS Average 78.9%
College Enrollment ?
65.3%
CPS Average 67.2%

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 (PSAT 9) Cohort
6th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
68th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
16th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
35th
11th Grade (SAT) Math
75th
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
5th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
10%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
6.8%
11th Grade (SAT)
2.6%
All
6%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 707
PSAT 10 - 749
SAT - 819
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2019)
77.2%
CPS (2019)
88.5%
School (2018)
87.2%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2019)
75.2%
CPS (2019)
78.0%
School (2018)
74.3%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2019)
79.6%
CPS (2019)
78.9%
School (2018)
68.5%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
 0
100
College Enrollment
School (2019)
65.3%
CPS (2019)
67.2%
School (2018)
68.7%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2019)
67.4%
CPS (2019)
73.2%
School (2018)
62.2%
CPS (2018)
72.3%
 0
100
School Culture and Climate Details NOT YET ORGANIZED ?
The 5Essentials from the My Voice, My School Survey ?
 
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities? VERY WEAK
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? VERY WEAK
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? WEAK
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? VERY WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students --- --- 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension --- --- 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions --- --- 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 89.0% 88.3% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- 94.7%
1 Year Dropout Rate 3.9% 3.3% 6.0%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 77.5% 81.4%
Teachers 72.7% 78.5%
Parents --- ---

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:  Dec 11, 2020
Grades Served: Entry Grade 9
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: students currently enrolled in one of the following CICS schools: Avalon, Basil, Bucktown, Irving Park, Longwood, Prairie, Washington Park, West Belden, or Wrightwood; sibling; overlay; general.
Round 1 Application Information (2020-2021 School Year)
  • Number of applicants: 252
  • Number of offers: 35
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (4) 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Community School 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Crochet 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Knitting 
  • Talent Show 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Boys/Girls Student Clubs 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Community Service 
  • Computer/Technology Workshops 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Financial Literacy Workshops 
  • Fitness Classes 
  • Fitness For Parents 
  • Leadership Development For Parents 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Safe Passage 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Chess Team 
  • Debate Team 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Language Club(s) (Spanish 
  • German 
  • Chinese 
  • etc) 
  • Speech Team 
  • Summer School 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Dance 
  • Flag Football 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Softball 
  • Volleyball 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2019
High School Progress Report - English 2019
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2019
School Quality Rating Report 2018
High School Progress Report - English 2018
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2018
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
Financial
Report Name Date Download
FY18 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2018
FY17 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2017
FY16 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2016
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 2018
Asbestos Inspection Report 2019
Asbestos Inspection Report 2019
Asbestos Inspection Report 2019
Asbestos Inspection Report 2013
Education Facilities Master Plan 2013
Other
Report Name Date Download
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2019
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2018
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
Healthy CPS Report 2018
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