"The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts®) develops the next generation of artistically promising, diverse scholar-artists through intensive pre-professional training in the arts, combined with a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum."

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

597

Governance

Contract ?

Faculty


Michael Wang
Principal

Abbey Cullen
Assistant Principal

Joseph Pancer
Dean of Culture and Climate

Laura Marsh
Admissions Manager

Drew Baxter
Office Manager

Kyel Brooks
Attendance Clerk

Jose Ochoa
Executive Director

Hours


8:00 AM-5:00 PM
School Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
HS Freshman Hours
7:00am
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
66, 70, 52, 49
CTA Train
Blue, Red
Metra
Union Pacific North (UP-N)

Demographics ?


Asian
1.5%
Black
32.3%
Hispanic
39.0%
White
18.8%
Other
8.4%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
46.6%
Diverse Learners
6.5%
Limited English
0.7%
Mobility Rate ?
3%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

No

Classroom Languages:

French, Spanish

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

No

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
MET EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
983
CPS Average 962
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
86.1%
CPS Average 78.9%
College Enrollment ?
80.1%
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
56th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
50th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
29th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
31st
11th Grade (SAT) Math
50th
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
12th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level MET EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
60.1%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
57.2%
11th Grade (SAT)
40.1%
All
52.8%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 910
PSAT 10 - 926
SAT - 983
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2019)
95.0%
CPS (2019)
88.5%
School (2018)
94.1%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2019)
83.7%
CPS (2019)
78.0%
School (2018)
85.5%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2019)
86.1%
CPS (2019)
78.9%
School (2018)
84.4%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
 0
100
College Enrollment
School (2019)
80.1%
CPS (2019)
67.2%
School (2018)
76.2%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2019)
83.3%
CPS (2019)
73.2%
School (2018)
87.8%
CPS (2018)
72.3%
 0
100
School Culture and Climate Details MODERATELY 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? 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? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 6.5 3.3 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 23.8% 28.6% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.2 days 2.6 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 96.0% 97.4% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- 94.7%
1 Year Dropout Rate 2.0% 2.4% 6.0%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 71.5% 81.4%
Teachers 77.6% 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

Creative Writing

Deadline:  12/13/2019
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 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 92.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 92.

A portfolio review is required for all eligible applicants.

Students can apply to a maximum of two ChiArts programs.
Selections
Eligible students are selected on a point system. Points are based on the portfolio review.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Dance

Deadline:  12/13/2019
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 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 92.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 92.

An audition is required for all eligible applicants.

Students can apply to a maximum of two ChiArts programs.
Selections
Eligible students are selected on a point system. Points are based on the audition.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Music - Vocal

Deadline:  12/13/2019
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 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 92.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 92.

An audition is required for all eligible applicants.

Students can apply to a maximum of two ChiArts programs.
Selections
Eligible students are selected on a point system. Points are based on the audition.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Musical Theatre

Deadline:  12/13/2019
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 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 92.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 92.

An audition is required for all eligible applicants.

Students can apply to a maximum of two ChiArts programs.
Selections
Eligible students are selected on a point system. Points are based on the audition.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Theatre

Deadline:  12/13/2019
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 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 92.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 92.

An audition is required for all eligible applicants.

Students can apply to a maximum of two ChiArts programs.
Selections
Eligible students are selected on a point system. Points are based on the audition.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Visual Arts

Deadline:  12/13/2019
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 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 92.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 92.

A portfolio review is required for all eligible applicants.

Students can apply to a maximum of two ChiArts programs.
Selections
Eligible students are selected on a point system. Points are based on the portfolio review.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (14) 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Fine and Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Animation 
  • Animation/Cartoon 
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Ceramics 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Clay Creations 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Fashion 
  • Fiber Arts 
  • Figure Drawing 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Guitar 
  • Improv 
  • Knitting 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Murals 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Photography 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Pottery 
  • Sewing 
  • Sketching 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Tap/Ballet/Jazz Dance 
  • Theater 
  • Troupe Performances 
  • Violin/Strings 
  • Web Design 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Targeted Interventions 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Ethnic Club 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Art Appreciation 
  • Crafts Workshop 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Financial Literacy Workshops 
  • Music Appreciation 
  • Music Workshops 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Safe Passage 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Poetry Workshops 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Yearbook Club 
  • Young Authors 
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
FY18 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2018
FY17 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2017
FY16 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2016
FY15 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2015
FY14 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2014
FY13 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2013
Building
Report Name Date Download
6 Month Asbestos Report Fall 2018
Asbestos Inspection Report 2019
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) 2016-2018
Healthy CPS Report 2019
Healthy CPS Report 2018
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