Chicago Academy High School is a community of learners contributing to the world through the power of education.

We have a dual mission: to provide a supportive college preparatory environment for students and a collaborative mentoring experience for aspiring teachers. 

We share the core values of compassion, commitment, integrity, and reflection, which we call the Learner’s Life. By infusing our school culture with these qualities, we seek to inspire excellence in ourselves and our community.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

563

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Lydia Ann Ryan Menzer
Principal

Hours


08:00 AM-03:10 PM
School Hours
08:00 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.
HS Freshman Hours
7:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:10 PM - 5:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
85, 91, 152

Demographics ?


Asian
4.3%
Black
5.0%
Hispanic
72.5%
White
16.2%
Other
2.1%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
81.7%
Diverse Learners
18.1%
Limited English
14.0%
Mobility Rate ?
7.3%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

No

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Accessibility Level:

Fully Accessible

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
933
CPS Average 962
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
85.1%
CPS Average 78.9%
College Enrollment ?
78.1%
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 AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT 9) Cohort
90th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
50th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
13th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
50th
11th Grade (SAT) Math
64th
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
33rd
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
53.7%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
25.8%
11th Grade (SAT)
28%
All
36.3%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 874
PSAT 10 - 843
SAT - 933
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2019)
97.3%
CPS (2019)
88.5%
School (2018)
96.2%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2019)
83.0%
CPS (2019)
78.0%
School (2018)
79.9%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2019)
85.1%
CPS (2019)
78.9%
School (2018)
85.6%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
 0
100
College Enrollment
School (2019)
78.1%
CPS (2019)
67.2%
School (2018)
82.9%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2019)
73.6%
CPS (2019)
73.2%
School (2018)
79.5%
CPS (2018)
72.3%
 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? NEUTRAL
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? 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? NEUTRAL
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? STRONG
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? STRONG
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 5.0 0.9 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 1.9% 0.4% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.4 days 2.0 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 93.0% 93.5% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 96.6% 95.7% 94.7%
1 Year Dropout Rate 2.0% 1.1% 6.0%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 98.9% 81.4%
Teachers 87.5% 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

General Education

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: continuing students, sibling, staff preference, proximity, elementary preference, general.
Round 1 Application Information (2020-2021 School Year)
  • Number of applicants: 2192
  • Number of offers: 69
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Scholars

Deadline:  Dec 11, 2020
Grades Served: Entry Grade 9
Application Requirements
General Education and 504 Plan students: Minimum percentile of 70 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP and minimum 3.0 GPA in 7th grade.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 140 in reading and math on NWEA MAP and minimum 3.0 GPA in 7th grade.
Selections
Eligible students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: continuing students, sibling, proximity, elementary preference, and general.
Round 1 Application Information (2020-2021 School Year)
  • Number of applicants: 286
  • Number of offers: 47
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (10) 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Fine and Performing Arts 
  • Paideia 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Film and Video 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Painting 
  • Sketching 
  • Step Dance 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Talent Show 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Ethnic Club 
  • Leaders Program 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Computer/Technology Workshops 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Summer School 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Technology Club 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Soccer 
  • Wrestling 
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
School Quality Rating Report 2014
Financial
Report Name Date Download
School Segment Report 2010
Building
Report Name Date Download
Accessibility Summary Report 2014-2015
Facility Assessment Detail Report 2019-2020
Education Facilities Master Plan 2013
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) 2018-2020
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2016-2018
Healthy CPS Report 2019
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017
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