Farragut Career Academy's mission is to empower students to become life-long productive thinkers and responsible citizens through challenging curricula emphasizing community and global awareness. 

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,9-12

# of Students

641

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Tonya Hammaker
Principal

Cecily Langford
Assistant Principal

Darrell Mathis
Assistant Principal

Emily Brightwell
Dean of Instruction

Hours


8:30 AM - 3:45 PM
School Hours
Main Office: Open Until 4:15 p.m.
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
21, 52, 82
CTA Train
Pink

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
11.9%
Hispanic
87.2%
White
0.8%
Other
0.2%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
98.3%
Limited English
26.2%
Mobility Rate ?
17.1%
Chronic Truancy ?
50.1%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half 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 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
880
CPS Average 969
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
69.9%
CPS Average 78.2%
College Enrollment ?
46.5%
CPS Average 68.2%

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Awards

Excelerate Award Gold ?

Student Growth By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT 9) Cohort
72nd
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
80th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
31st
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
34th
11th Grade (SAT) Math
50th
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
35th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
23.6%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
20%
11th Grade (SAT)
16.3%
All
19.6%
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50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 784
PSAT 10 - 817
SAT - 880
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2018)
90.7%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
School (2017)
83.7%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
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100
4 Year Graduation
School (2018)
65.1%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
School (2017)
68.8%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2018)
69.9%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
School (2017)
62.6%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment ?
School (2018)
46.5%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
School (2017)
39.8%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2018)
67.6%
CPS (2018)
72.3%
School (2017)
54.8%
CPS (2017)
71.9%
 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? NEUTRAL
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? NEUTRAL
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? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 16.1 8.3 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 34.3% 28.3% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.9 days 2.1 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 85.8% 86.5% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 93.8% 94.2% 95%
1 Year Dropout Rate 3.8% 4.2% 6.4%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 84.8% 81.4%
Teachers 92.4% 79.9%
Parents < 30% 35.6%

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:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students currently enrolled in the school's eighth grade will receive an offer.

Students who live within the school's attendance boundary can be admitted automatically. This program only accepts students who are currently enrolled or who live within the school's attendance boundary.
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How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
General Education and 504 Plan students: Minimum percentile of 24 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP and minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP and minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade.

Attendance is required at an Information Session for all eligible applicants.
Selections
Eligible students are selected on a point system. Points are based on NWEA MAP scores and 7th grade GPA. Students who live within the school's attendance boundary will be given 50 additional points. The school determines the minimum cutoff score for selections. Preference is given to students who meet the minimum eligibility requirements, attend an Information Session, and are enrolled in the school’s Middle Years Programme partner, Madero Middle School.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

JROTC

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
All applicants: Minimum 2.0 GPA in 7th grade and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 85.
Selections
Eligible students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: proximity, general.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Law

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students are selected on a point system. Points are based on 7th grade final GPA and NWEA MAP scores. The school determines the minimum cutoff score for selections.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Teaching

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. General Education and 504 Plan students: Preference is given to students with percentiles of 24 and above on the NWEA MAP in reading and math. A total of 30% of the seats will be made available to applicants who live in the school's proximity.

IEP and EL students: Preference is given to students with combined NWEA MAP scores that equal 48 or above.

Note: Repeating 8th graders and students pushed into 8th grade from 6th grade due to age requirements qualify for selection but will be placed in a lower preference group.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (8) 
  • CTE (Automotive Technology) 
  • JROTC 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Automotive Technology 
  • Career and Technical Education Programs 
  • College and Career Academy 
  • Community School 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years 
  • JROTC Academy 
  • Law and Public Safety 
  • Teaching 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • Career/Job Training 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Ceramics 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Film and Video 
  • Guitar 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Mosaics 
  • Murals 
  • Painting 
  • Photography 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
  • Weekend Enrichment 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • School-based Health Centers 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Life and Leadership
  • JROTC 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Mock Trial 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Peer Jury 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • Aerobics 
  • Book Club 
  • Computer/Technology Workshops 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Crafts Workshop 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Financial Literacy Workshops 
  • Fitness Classes 
  • Fitness For Parents 
  • Gang Awareness Workshop 
  • GED English Classes 
  • GED Spanish Classes 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Leadership Development For Parents 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Safe Passage 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
  • Yoga 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Debate Team 
  • Evening School 
  • Expanded Library Service Hours 
  • Freshmen On-Pace 
  • Homework Help 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Learning Lab 
  • Mayor Daley’s Book Club 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Summer School 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Aerobics 
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Boys’ Water Polo 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Exercise 
  • Fitness Basics 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Baseball 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Bowling 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Girls’ Water Polo 
  • Soccer 
  • Volleyball 
  • Wrestling 
  • Zumba 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
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
School Segment Report 2010
Building
Report Name Date Download
6 Month Asbestos Report Fall 2018
Asbestos Inspection Report 2016
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 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) 2018-2020
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2012-2014
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2016-2018
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017