SOJO offers a collegebound/post secondary  curriculum  that is project based and integrated with service learning, addressing real-world issues through the lenses of race, gender, culture, economic equity, peace, justice and the environment.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

327

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Omar Chilous
Principal

Dennis Bulmer, Jr.
Assistant Principal

Ana Herrera-Gonzalez
School Counselor

Donieshia Wade
School Counselor

Brian Crowder
Dean of Students

Hours


8:00am - 3:15pm
School Hours
8:00am - 3:15pm
HS Freshman Hours
7:30am
Earliest Drop Off
3:15pm - 6:00pm
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
53, 53A, 54B

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
12.8%
Hispanic
86.9%
White
0.3%
Other
0.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
92.4%
Diverse Learners
15.3%
Limited English
28.4%
Mobility Rate ?
17.5%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

French, Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Accessibility Level:

Fully Accessible

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
878
CPS Average 962
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
86.5%
CPS Average 78.9%
College Enrollment ?
56.9%
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
56th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
66th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
16th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
34th
11th Grade (SAT) Math
62nd
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
44th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
22.4%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
13.5%
11th Grade (SAT)
5.9%
All
14.7%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 761
PSAT 10 - 794
SAT - 878
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2019)
85.4%
CPS (2019)
88.5%
School (2018)
94.4%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2019)
86.6%
CPS (2019)
78.0%
School (2018)
86.0%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2019)
86.5%
CPS (2019)
78.9%
School (2018)
81.0%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
 0
100
College Enrollment
School (2019)
56.9%
CPS (2019)
67.2%
School (2018)
71.4%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2019)
58.0%
CPS (2019)
73.2%
School (2018)
59.4%
CPS (2018)
72.3%
 0
100
School Culture and Climate Details 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? NEUTRAL
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? 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? VERY WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 16.5 6.1 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 95.7% 26.1% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.2 days 1.5 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 90.1% 86.3% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 94.4% 94.3% 94.7%
1 Year Dropout Rate 1.9% 3.0% 6.0%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 88.8% 81.4%
Teachers 75.0% 78.5%
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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
The lottery is conducted in the following order: attendance area, sibling, staff, general. show attendance boundary
Round 1 Application Information (2020-2021 School Year)
  • Number of applicants: 394
  • Number of offers: 67
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Allied Health

Deadline:  Dec 11, 2020
Grades Served: Entry Grade 9
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) 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Community School 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • Career/Job Training 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drawing 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Mosaics 
  • Murals 
  • Painting 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Talent Show 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • School-based Health Centers 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Environmental Club 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Peer Jury 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Student Council/Government 
  • Young Parent Supports 
Parent and Community
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Gang Awareness Workshop 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Safe Passage 
  • Safety Workshops 
  • Self-Esteem Workshops 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Academic Olympics 
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Expanded Library Service Hours 
  • Freshmen On-Pace 
  • Homework Help 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Mayor Daley’s Book Club 
  • Newspaper 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Summer School 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Aerobics 
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Boys’ Water Polo 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Dance 
  • Fitness Basics 
  • Football 
  • Girls on Track 
  • Girls’ Baseball 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Karate 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • Volleyball 
  • Wrestling 
  • Zumba 
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) 2020-2022
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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