Urban Prep is a free public-charter high school.  Our mission is to provide a comprehensive, high-quality college preparatory education to young men that results in our graduates succeeding in college.

Among our stellar teaching team is the largest percentage of Black male educators in the city of Chicago, who provide our students with positive and inspiring male role models.

100% of Urban Prep graduates have been admitted to college.  Our college enrollment rate and persistence rate outpace the national average for Black males.

Urban Prep Bronzeville ranks #1 out of all CPS high schools that serve 90%+ African-American students and other similar demographics.

Urban Prep Bronzeville is the highest-ranked high school out of all non-selective enrollment CPS high schools in Bronzeville.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

NOT APPLICABLE

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

335

Governance

Charter ?

Faculty


Joffrey Bywater
Director

Joffrey Bywater
Principal

Jamen Williams
Assistant Principal

Hours


8:30 AM-4:30 PM
School Hours
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
HS Freshman Hours
7:45 AM
Earliest Drop Off
4:30PM - 6:00PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
1, 3, 4, 29, 35
CTA Train
Green, Red
Metra
Rock Island District (RI)

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
99.1%
Hispanic
0.3%
White
0.0%
Other
0.6%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
87.2%
Diverse Learners
28.1%
Limited English
0.3%
Mobility Rate ?
15.5%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

No

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Accessibility Level:

No/unknown accessibility

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
834
CPS Average 962
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
72.8%
CPS Average 78.9%
College Enrollment ?
75.0%
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 AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT 9) Cohort
49th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
50th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
50th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
34th
11th Grade (SAT) Math
27th
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
22nd
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
24.8%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
20.5%
11th Grade (SAT)
11.3%
All
20.2%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 764
PSAT 10 - 825
SAT - 834
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2019)
90.8%
CPS (2019)
88.5%
School (2018)
83.7%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2019)
76.3%
CPS (2019)
78.0%
School (2018)
69.3%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2019)
72.8%
CPS (2019)
78.9%
School (2018)
68.5%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
 0
100
College Enrollment
School (2019)
75.0%
CPS (2019)
67.2%
School (2018)
90.9%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2019)
67.1%
CPS (2019)
73.2%
School (2018)
52.8%
CPS (2018)
72.3%
 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? NEUTRAL
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? NEUTRAL
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? NEUTRAL
Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? STRONG
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 ?
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 91.7% 93.2% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- 94.7%
1 Year Dropout Rate 8.2% 2.3% 6.0%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 57.2% 81.4%
Teachers 90.9% 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: sibling, general.
Round 1 Application Information (2020-2021 School Year)
  • Number of applicants: 580
  • Number of offers: 120
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • Culinary 
  • Culinary and Hospitality 
  • Fine and Performing Arts 
  • Humanities 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Animation/Cartoon 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Culinary Classes 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Fashion 
  • Film and Video 
  • Percussion 
  • Photography 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Sewing 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Web Design 
  • Weekend Enrichment 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Targeted Interventions 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Community Service 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • Family Breakfasts 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Financial Literacy Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Safe Passage 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Debate Team 
  • Evening School 
  • Freshmen On-Pace 
  • History Club 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Newspaper 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Science Club 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Writers Workshop 
Sports and Fitness
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Bowling 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Chess 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Football 
  • Ping Pong 
  • Wrestling 
  • Yoga/Pilates 
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
Accessibility Summary Report 2014-2015
Facility Assessment Detail Report 2019-2020
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 2019
Healthy CPS Report 2018
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