Mather High School is a global family in a neighborhood community, educating students in a safe, nurturing, and intellectually challenging environment. Through collaborative and meaningful experiences, our students develop compassion, creativity, wisdom, perseverance and integrity to make a positive impact in Chicago and beyond. We are Mather Rangers.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

1,524

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Peter J Auffant
Principal

Julie Lyons
Assistant Principal

Christine Altstiel
Assistant Principal

Hours


8:00 AM to 3:16 PM
School Hours
8:00 AM to 3:16 PM
HS Freshman Hours
7:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:16 PM to 6:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
11, 84, 93
CTA Train
Brown, Red

Demographics ?


Asian
26.0%
Black
14.1%
Hispanic
42.0%
White
15.2%
Other
2.6%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
86.2%
Limited English
27.6%
Mobility Rate ?
14.2%
Chronic Truancy ?
63.8%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

French, Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

Yes

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
MET EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
959
CPS Average 969
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
80.2%
CPS Average 78.2%
College Enrollment ?
69.8%
CPS Average 68.2%

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
66th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
68th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
29th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
32nd
11th Grade (SAT) Math
50th
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
37th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level MET EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
46.2%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
41.9%
11th Grade (SAT)
39.5%
All
42.3%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 842
PSAT 10 - 882
SAT - 959
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2018)
77.2%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
School (2017)
76.8%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
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100
4 Year Graduation
School (2018)
74.8%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
School (2017)
76.2%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2018)
80.2%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
School (2017)
78.5%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment ?
School (2018)
69.8%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
School (2017)
65.2%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2018)
76.9%
CPS (2018)
72.3%
School (2017)
79.6%
CPS (2017)
71.9%
 0
100
School Culture and Climate Details MODERATELY 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? WEAK
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 8.6 5.8 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 26.4% 31.3% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.7 days 1.5 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 90.3% 88.0% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 95.1% 95.0% 95%
1 Year Dropout Rate 5.3% 4.8% 6.4%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 81.2% 81.4%
Teachers 83.0% 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

AVID

Deadline:  12/6/2019
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: attendance area, general. show attendance boundary
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Digital Media

Deadline:  12/6/2019
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 attendance area applicants.

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.

Game Programming & Web Design

Deadline:  12/6/2019
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 attendance area applicants.

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.

General Education

Deadline:  12/6/2019
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students who live within the school's attendance boundary can be admitted automatically.

Students who live outside of the school's attendance boundary are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: Students currently enrolled in Boone, Clinton, Jamieson, Peterson, Rogers, or West Ridge; sibling; general.
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How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Pre-Engineering

Deadline:  12/6/2019
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.

Pre-Law

Deadline:  12/6/2019
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.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (18) 
  • AVID 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) 
  • Career and Technical Education Programs 
  • Community School 
  • Information Technology 
  • Law and Public Safety 
  • Pre-Engineering 
  • Pre-Engineering & Manufacturing 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career/Job Training 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Animation 
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Ceramics 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Crochet 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Film and Video 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Guitar 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Photography 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Pottery 
  • Rock Band 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
  • Violin/Strings 
  • Web Design 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Ethnic Club 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Mock Trial 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Student Council/Government 
  • UMOJA Student Development Corporation 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Book Club 
  • Computer/Technology Workshops 
  • CPR Classes 
  • Dance Classes 
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Financial Literacy Workshops 
  • Gang Awareness Workshop 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Safety Workshops 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Debate Team 
  • Evening School 
  • Expanded Library Service Hours 
  • Homework Help 
  • Math Bowl 
  • Math Team 
  • Mayor Daley’s Book Club 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Poetry Workshops 
  • Science Club 
  • Summer School 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Bowling 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Bowling 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Golf 
  • Boys’ Lacrosse 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Tennis 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Boys’ Water Polo 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Dance 
  • Exercise 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Baseball 
  • 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 
  • Wrestling 
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
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