Wells believes all students are smart, talented, and capable of success and provides its students with a positive environment with the aim of educating them to become lifelong scholars.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

360

School Type

Neighborhood ?

Faculty


Michael S Stosek
Principal

Dorthy Bowman
Assistant Principal

Hours


9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
School Hours
8:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off
4:15 - 6:30
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
9, 56, 66
CTA Train
Blue, Green

Demographics ?


Asian
0.6%
Black
47.2%
Hispanic
45.0%
White
5.0%
Other
2.2%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
81.1%
Limited English
14.2%
Mobility Rate ?
15.9%
Chronic Truancy ?
27.7%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2017-2018

2017 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average 2017 ?
825
CPS Average 968
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 2017 ?
75.7%
CPS Average 77.5%
College Enrollment 2017 ?
43.6%
CPS Average 59.8%

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 (PSAT9)
22nd
10th Grade (PSAT10)
40th
11th Grade (SAT)
24th
0
50
99
Local Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT9)
11.1%
10th Grade (PSAT10)
20.5%
11th Grade (SAT)
5.5%
All
10.4%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT9 - 741
PSAT10 - 800
SAT - 825
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2017)
90.9%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
School (2016)
85.3%
CPS (2016)
87.4%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation  (classes of 2016 and 2017)
School (2017)
71.5%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
School (2016)
72.5%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2017)
75.7%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
School (2016)
62.9%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2017)
43.6%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
School (2016)
51.0%
CPS (2016)
57.9%
 0
100
College Persistence  (classes of 2014 and 2015)
School (2017)
44.2%
CPS (2017)
71.9%
School (2016)
44.8%
CPS (2016)
71.6%
 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? NEUTRAL
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? STRONG
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? STRONG
2017 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 ?
2016 2017 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 6.2 0.8 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 14.5% 5.0% 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.3 days 1.0 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 90.8% 88.7% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 90.8% 89.3% 90.1%
1 Year Dropout Rate 3.8% 3.3% 7.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 95.6% 82.2%
Teachers 94.6% 80.9%
Parents < 30% ---

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

Game Programming

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 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:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
Students who live within the school's attendance boundary have no eligibility requirements.

Students who live outside of the school's attendance boundary:
General Education and 504 Plan students: Minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade, and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 90.
Selections
Students who live within the school's attendance boundary have no eligibility requirements and can be admitted automatically.

Eligible students who live outside of the school's attendance boundary are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: sibling, staff preference, general.
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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.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (8) 
  • AVID 
  • JROTC 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Career and Technical Education Programs 
  • Community School 
  • Information Technology 
  • Law and Public Safety 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Animation 
  • Art Studio 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
Life and Leadership
  • JROTC 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Mock Trial 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Peer Jury 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Council/Government 
  • UMOJA Student Development Corporation 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Book Club 
  • Computer/Technology Workshops 
  • Cooking Club 
  • Crafts Workshop 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Financial Literacy Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Safe Passage 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Debate Team 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Science Club 
  • Summer School 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
Sports and Fitness
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Bowling 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Bowling 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Dance 
  • Girls’ Baseball 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Bowling 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • Volleyball 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
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 2017
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) 2016-2018
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) Year 1 2012-2014
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017