Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School is an International Baccalaureate World School located in the historic Back of the Yards community.  Application for admission to the school is required for all students who are interested in attending. 

Freshmen and sophomore students engage in the Middle Years Program (MYP) and may select the appropriate IB path in their junior and senior years, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) or the International Baccalaureate Career Programme (CP).  Students are offered a variety of experiences that integrate and expand international mindedness through their holistic and rigorous studies. In addition, students may elect to participate in Advanced Placement (AP) courses.   

Back of the Yards College Prep offers students a wide variety of after school opportunities, including athletics and clubs. Students are highly encouraged to engage in any of the after school options as an integral part of their learning and high school experience.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

1,050

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Patricia Barrera Brekke
Principal

Sabrina L Walker
Assistant Principal

Rebecca Bancroft
Assistant Principal

Yenitza Zamora
Counselor

Sara Solger
Counselor

Juan Carlos Salinas
Counselor

Andres Avila
Counselor

Hours


8:00 AM - 3:12 PM
School Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:12 p.m.
HS Freshman Hours
7:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:15 PM - 7:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
47, 48, 49
CTA Train
Orange

Demographics ?


Asian
4.0%
Black
3.0%
Hispanic
91.0%
White
1.3%
Other
0.6%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
93.2%
Limited English
10.7%
Mobility Rate ?
2.3%
Chronic Truancy ?
26.8%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

French, Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
MET EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
990
CPS Average 969
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
91.8%
CPS Average 78.2%
College Enrollment ?
73.3%
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
91st
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
70th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
13th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
32nd
11th Grade (SAT) Math
32nd
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
63rd
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level MET EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
68.5%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
56.3%
11th Grade (SAT)
46.2%
All
57.3%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 904
PSAT 10 - 928
SAT - 990
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2018)
100.0%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
School (2017)
99.6%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2018)
96.5%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
School (2017)
91.3%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2018)
91.8%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
School (2017)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2017)
77.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment ?
School (2018)
73.3%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
School (2017)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2017)
59.8%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2018)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
CPS (2018)
72.3%
School (2017)
NOT ENOUGH DATA
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? STRONG
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? STRONG
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? VERY STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? NEUTRAL
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? STRONG
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? VERY STRONG
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 4.0 5.6 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 73.2% 56.2% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.7 days 2.3 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 94.1% 93.3% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 96.2% 95.9% 95%
1 Year Dropout Rate 0.3% 0.3% 6.4%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 89.5% 81.4%
Teachers 88.6% 79.9%
Parents 39% 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

Dual Language

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
General Education and 504 Plan students: Minimum percentile of 40 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP, minimum 3.0 GPA in 7th grade.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 80 in reading and math on NWEA MAP, minimum 3.0 GPA in 7th grade.

Applicants' primary language must be Spanish.
Selections
Eligible students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: sibling, students currently enrolled in a CPS elementary school with a world language or dual language program, general.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

General Education

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None. All interested students, including students who live within the overlay boundary of the school, must apply.
Selections
Students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: students who live within the attendance boundaries of Chavez, Daley, Hamline, Hedges, Lara, or Seward Elementary Schools; general.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

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 and minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP and minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade.

Attendance at an Information Session is required for all eligible applicants.
Selections
Eligible students are selected on a point system. Points are based on NWEA MAP scores and 7th grade GPA. Students who live within the school's attendance boundary will be given 50 additional points. 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   ?
  • CTE (Digital Media 
  • Broadcasting 
  • Business 
  • Pre-Engineering) 
  • IBCC 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Broadcast Technology 
  • Career and Technical Education Programs 
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • Fine and Performing Arts 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years 
  • Performing Arts 
  • Pre-Engineering 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • Career/Job Training 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Animation 
  • Animation/Cartoon 
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Ceramics 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Clay Creations 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Film and Video 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Guitar 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Paper Making 
  • Photography 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Tap/Ballet/Jazz Dance 
  • Theater 
  • Web Design 
  • Weekend Enrichment 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Environmental Club 
  • Leaders Program 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Peer Jury 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • Crafts Workshop 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Financial Literacy Workshops 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Health and Wellness Workshops/Programs 
  • Leadership Development For Parents 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Safe Passage 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Debate Team 
  • Expanded Library Service Hours 
  • Freshmen On-Pace 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Learning Lab 
  • Math Bowl 
  • Math Team 
  • Newspaper 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Science Club 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Tennis 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Boys’ Water Polo 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Dance 
  • Exercise 
  • Fitness Basics 
  • Floor Hockey 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Girls’ Water Polo 
  • Running 
  • Tennis 
  • Wrestling 
  • Yoga/Pilates 
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
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
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2018-2020
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2016-2018
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017