Northside has won state, national, and international recognition for its high academic performance. It nurtures capable, creative, ethical leaders who bring positive change to the world.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

1,085

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Kelly L Mest
Principal

Barry Smith
Assistant Principal

Kaitlin O'Hare
Assistant Principal

Hours


8:00 AM-3:15 PM
School Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
HS Freshman Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
82, 92

Demographics ?


Asian
19.8%
Black
6.6%
Hispanic
29.7%
White
31.5%
Other
12.4%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
41.8%
Limited English
0.6%
Mobility Rate ?
0.8%
Chronic Truancy ?
17.9%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

No

Classroom Languages:

Chinese, French, Japanese, Latin, Spanish

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

No

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR ABOVE EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
1349
CPS Average 969
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
98.0%
CPS Average 78.2%
College Enrollment ?
96.0%
CPS Average 68.2%

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Awards

Blue Ribbon Award ? Excellence Award ?

Student Growth By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT 9) Cohort
75th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
50th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
34th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
64th
11th Grade (SAT) Math
50th
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
54th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR ABOVE EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
100%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
100%
11th Grade (SAT)
98.9%
All
99.6%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 1190
PSAT 10 - 1249
SAT - 1349
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2018)
99.6%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
School (2017)
98.9%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2018)
98.8%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
School (2017)
97.6%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2018)
98.0%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
School (2017)
96.6%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment ?
School (2018)
96.0%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
School (2017)
92.0%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2018)
89.2%
CPS (2018)
72.3%
School (2017)
94.6%
CPS (2017)
71.9%
 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? VERY STRONG
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? VERY STRONG
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? VERY STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? STRONG
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? STRONG
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 1.3 0.5 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 9.6% 7.8% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.9 days 1.4 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 93.8% 94.1% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 96.6% 95.6% 95%
1 Year Dropout Rate 0.8% 0.1% 6.4%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 65.5% 81.4%
Teachers 68.1% 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

Selective Enrollment High School

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.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP.

Testing is required for all eligible applicants.
Selections
Eligible students are selected on a point system with a maximum of 900 points. Students are assigned points for 7th grade final grades, NWEA MAP scores, and the admissions test, each worth a maximum of 300 points. The first 30% of the available seats are filled by the top scoring students based on rank score; the remaining seats are equally distributed among the four socio-economic tiers and filled by the top-scoring students in each tier.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (26) 
  • Colloquium 
  • CTE (Computer Programming 
  • Database Programming) 
  • 1:1 Computing 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • Fine and Performing Arts 
  • Humanities 
  • World Language and International Studies 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Ceramics 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Plays/Acting 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Environmental Club 
  • Ethnic Club 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Model U.N. 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Book Club 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Academic Olympics 
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Chess Team 
  • Debate Team 
  • Expanded Library Service Hours 
  • Math Team 
  • Newspaper 
  • Speech Team 
  • Summer School 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • 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 
  • Chess 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Bowling 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Golf 
  • Girls’ Lacrosse 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Girls’ Water Polo 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Soccer 
  • 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
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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