Community Links is a small school where students study year-round and complete high school in three years. Applicants must show a strong commitment to high school completion and post-secondary education. A 4th year optional year requires full-time college enrollment as part of our Early College program.  All tuition, books, and transportation is paid.  1st year of college for free!

 

School Rating ?

Level 2 ?

PROVISIONAL SUPPORT

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

100

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Francisco Albert Borras
Principal

Hours


8:45 am-4:00 pm
School Hours
8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
HS Freshman Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
21, 94

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
0.0%
Hispanic
99.0%
White
1.0%
Other
0.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
90.0%
Diverse Learners
23.0%
Limited English
36.0%
Mobility Rate ?
13.6%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Accessibility Level:   ?

No/unknown accessibility

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
870
CPS Average 962
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
75.0%
CPS Average 78.9%
College Enrollment ?
57.1%
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
79th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
90th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
31st
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
10th
11th Grade (SAT) Math
50th
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
5th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
8.7%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
13.3%
11th Grade (SAT)
16%
All
12.8%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 727
PSAT 10 - 799
SAT - 870
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2019)
77.8%
CPS (2019)
88.5%
School (2018)
75.7%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2019)
75.0%
CPS (2019)
78.0%
School (2018)
75.0%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2019)
75.0%
CPS (2019)
78.9%
School (2018)
70.5%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
 0
100
College Enrollment
School (2019)
57.1%
CPS (2019)
67.2%
School (2018)
72.1%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2019)
80.6%
CPS (2019)
73.2%
School (2018)
58.3%
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? STRONG
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? STRONG
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? NEUTRAL
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? NEUTRAL
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? VERY STRONG
Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? WEAK
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NEUTRAL
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 15.7 21.6 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 40.8% 36.1% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.6 days 2.1 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 88.2% 81.7% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 96.4% 95.9% 94.7%
1 Year Dropout Rate 4.4% 9.5% 6.0%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 84.3% 81.4%
Teachers 81.3% 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

Three-Year; Year-Round High School

Deadline:  Dec 11, 2020
Grades Served: Entry Grade 9
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Spry is a three-year, year-round school. Students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: sibling, staff, general.
Round 1 Application Information (2020-2021 School Year)
  • Number of applicants: 167
  • Number of offers: 33
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (4) 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Community School 
  • Information Technology 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Culinary Classes 
  • Dance 
  • Film and Video 
  • Knitting 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Photography 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Web Design 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Boys/Girls Student Clubs 
  • JROTC 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Mock Trial 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • Computer/Technology Workshops 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Fitness Classes 
  • GED Spanish Classes 
  • Safe Passage 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Chess Team 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • History Club 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Math Team 
  • Mayor Daley’s Book Club 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Science Club 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Bowling 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Chess 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Volleyball 
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 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 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) 2012-2014
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2016-2018
Healthy CPS Report 2019
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017
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