Golder College Prep fosters curious, competent global learners, requiring all students to complete two years of Spanish and offering study abroad and service-learning trips to Europe and Central America.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

NOT APPLICABLE

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

660

Governance

Charter ?

Faculty


Mr. Vincent Gay
Director

Amy Hynes
AP of Operations

Jenna Mullen and Chad French
Deans of Instructions

Janet Calvillo
Office Manager/Enrollment

Jorge Pagan
Dean of Culture

Megan McCabe and Carolyn Raeckers
Deans of Students

Hours


7:55 AM - 3:40 PM
School Hours
M - R 7:55 a.m. - 3:40 p.m., F 7:55 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
HS Freshman Hours
7:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:50 PM - 4:50 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
9, 65, 66
CTA Train
Blue

Demographics ?


Asian
0.3%
Black
15.9%
Hispanic
79.4%
White
2.3%
Other
2.1%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
90.0%
Limited English
11.4%
Mobility Rate ?
8%
Chronic Truancy ?
37.9%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

French, 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 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
1035
CPS Average 969
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
87.0%
CPS Average 78.2%
College Enrollment ?
87.1%
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 ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT 9) Cohort
98th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
99th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
28th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
50th
11th Grade (SAT) Math
67th
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
98th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
56.8%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
64.2%
11th Grade (SAT)
63.2%
All
61.2%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 870
PSAT 10 - 949
SAT - 1035
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2018)
86.6%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
School (2017)
85.5%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2018)
80.0%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
School (2017)
84.7%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2018)
87.0%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
School (2017)
86.2%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment ?
School (2018)
87.1%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
School (2017)
81.1%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2018)
72.9%
CPS (2018)
72.3%
School (2017)
70.9%
CPS (2017)
71.9%
 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? 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? NEUTRAL
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 ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students --- --- 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension --- --- 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions --- --- 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 93.1% 93.2% 93.3%
Teacher attendance --- --- 95%
1 Year Dropout Rate 3.0% 2.5% 6.4%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 85.2% 81.4%
Teachers 91.1% 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

General Education

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: sibling, general.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (7)  
  • JROTC 
College and Career
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Knitting 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • Community Service 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Safe Passage 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Debate Team 
  • Homework Help 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Newspaper 
  • Science Club 
  • Summer School 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Rugby 
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
Financial
Report Name Date Download
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 2017
Asbestos Inspection Report 2016
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) 2016-2018