At Speer Academy, students will be exposed to rigorous college preparatory classes, participate in college courses on a college campus, have access to a state-of-the-art educational and athletic facilities, and more. Our students will have the opportunity to participate in a STEM internship during their senior year with Fortune 500 companies.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

NOT APPLICABLE

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

1,125

Governance

Charter ?

Faculty


Jordan Kruger
Director

Nicole Isca
Assistant Principal

Steven Denza
Assistant Principal

Cassandra Hannah
Assistant Principal

Samantha Mann
Dean of Specialized Services

Winnie Mulder
Dean of Students

Maritza Francois
Director of College Counseling

Hours


7:30 AM- 5:00 PM
School Hours
8:25 AM-3:45 PM
HS Freshman Hours
7:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off
4:00 PM-5:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Train
Green

Demographics ?


Asian
0.1%
Black
10.3%
Hispanic
88.2%
White
1.1%
Other
0.4%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
88.4%
Diverse Learners
18.0%
Limited English
17.5%
Mobility Rate ?
7.3%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Mandarin, Spanish

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Accessibility Level:

No/unknown accessibility

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
1066
CPS Average 962
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
85.1%
CPS Average 78.9%
College Enrollment ?
79.9%
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 ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT 9) Cohort
99th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
73rd
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
50th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
7th
11th Grade (SAT) Math
91st
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
99th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
59.6%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
68.2%
11th Grade (SAT)
62.7%
All
63.6%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 905
PSAT 10 - 966
SAT - 1066
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2019)
90.2%
CPS (2019)
88.5%
School (2018)
93.4%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2019)
81.9%
CPS (2019)
78.0%
School (2018)
81.1%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2019)
85.1%
CPS (2019)
78.9%
School (2018)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2018)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100
College Enrollment
School (2019)
79.9%
CPS (2019)
67.2%
School (2018)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2018)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2019)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2019)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
School (2018)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2018)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 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? STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? NEUTRAL
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? STRONG
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? NEUTRAL
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 93.5% 94.2% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- 94.7%
1 Year Dropout Rate 0.7% 2.6% 6.0%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 86.6% 81.4%
Teachers 93.4% 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

STEM

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, overlay, general.
Round 1 Application Information (2020-2021 School Year)
  • Number of applicants: 2300
  • Number of offers: 331
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Agricultural Education 
  • Agricultural Sciences 
  • Architectural Design 
  • Career and Technical Education Programs 
  • Humanities 
  • Information Technology 
  • International Language Academy 
  • JROTC Academy 
  • Medical and Health Careers 
  • Pre-Engineering 
  • Pre-Engineering & Manufacturing 
  • World Language and International Studies 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Animation 
  • Dance 
  • Film and Video 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Paper Making 
  • Photography 
  • Scrapbooking 
  • Theater 
  • Web Design 
  • Weekend Enrichment 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • First Aid Training 
  • Nutrition Program 
Life and Leadership
  • JROTC 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Scholastic
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Debate Team 
  • History Club 
  • Homework Help 
  • Math Team 
  • Newspaper 
  • Science Club 
  • Summer School 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Lacrosse 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Dance 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Baseball 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Lacrosse 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Rugby 
  • Soccer 
  • 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
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
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
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