Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy is an Early College Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math School. Our doors opened during the 2012-2013 school year to 242 freshmen. Our mission is for our student "innovators" to earn both a high school diploma and significant college credits while mastering the Goode Life Habits. Through a unique collaboration that connects high school, college and career, Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy partners with IBM and Daley College to develop Innovators that will advance humanity. At Goode STEM Academy, our Innovators DO college. Innovators only take 4 classes each semester and have the opportunity to earn 8 credits above the graduation requirement. In addition, Innovators that meet our college requirements start to take courses at Daley College. Currently, 40% of our sophomores and juniors take classes at Daley College. Our course sequences are aligned to various Associate Degree pathways in Information Technology: computer science, web development, and networking.  In addition, Innovators have the opportunity to intern at various IT corporations throughout Chicago.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

844

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Armando Rodriguez
Principal

Rufino Bustos, Jr.
Assistant Principal

Hours


7:30 AM - 2:45 PM
School Hours
7:00AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:00pm - 5:00pm
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
52, 79
Metra
SouthWest Service (SWS)

Demographics ?


Asian
0.1%
Black
44.2%
Hispanic
53.9%
White
0.7%
Other
1.1%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
86.0%
Limited English
8.4%
Mobility Rate ?
9.3%
Chronic Truancy ?
67.2%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
NOT YET ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
899
CPS Average 969
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
90.4%
CPS Average 78.2%
College Enrollment ?
72.5%
CPS Average 68.2%

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
12th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
80th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
15th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
50th
11th Grade (SAT) Math
63rd
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
28th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
22.6%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
26.2%
11th Grade (SAT)
18%
All
22.3%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 769
PSAT 10 - 819
SAT - 899
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2018)
91.2%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
School (2017)
90.2%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2018)
88.3%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
School (2017)
88.1%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2018)
90.4%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
School (2017)
92.1%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment ?
School (2018)
72.5%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
School (2017)
66.1%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2018)
68.3%
CPS (2018)
72.3%
School (2017)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2017)
71.9%
 0
100
School Culture and Climate Details NOT YET ORGANIZED ?
The 5Essentials from the My Voice, My School Survey ?
 
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities? WEAK
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? WEAK
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? WEAK
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? VERY WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 14.9 14.6 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 21.5% 17.0% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.0 days 1.5 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 89.5% 89.7% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 94.5% 94.5% 95%
1 Year Dropout Rate 0.8% 0.5% 6.4%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 82.6% 81.4%
Teachers 84.4% 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

Early College STEM

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
Attendance at an Information Session is not required, but preference is given to students who attend an Information Session.
Selections
Students are randomly selcted by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: students who live within the school's overlay boundary and attend an Information Session; students who live within the school's network and attend an Information Session; students who live outside of the network and attend an Information Session; students who live within the school's overlay boundary and do not attend an Information Session; students who live within the school's network and do not attend an Information Session; students who live outside of the network and do not attend an Information Session.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • CTE (Information Technology) 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Career and Technical Education Programs 
  • College and Career Academy 
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • Information Technology 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • Career/Job Training 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Guitar 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
  • Web Design 
Life and Leadership
  • Peace Circles 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • Field Trip 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Peace Circles 
Scholastic
  • Newspaper 
  • Summer School 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Dance 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Pom-Pon 
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
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 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 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017