Legal Prep is Chicago’s first and only legal-themed high school, preparing students for college and life through the development of critical thinking, problem solving, advocacy and communication skills.

The mission of Legal Prep is to use its unique law themed curriculum and culture of high expectations to cultivate compassion, self-motivation, and reflection in young adults who will prepared to succeed at outstanding four-year colleges and universities. 

Legal Prep strives to ensure that our students have a rounded and supportive high school experience in an enriching educational environment and that all students gain exposure to a variety of professional environments, colleges, and career paths. Our students will use their academy and civic education to grow in their professional careers, be advocates for disadvantaged communities, and positively impact our society. 

 

School Rating ?

Level 2 ?

NOT APPLICABLE

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

237

Governance

Charter ?

Faculty


Katie-Jo Ramirez
Director

Taylor Brand
Assistant Principal

Hours


8:00 AM-3:11 PM
School Hours
7:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off
4:30 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
20126
CTA Train
Green

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
99.6%
Hispanic
0.4%
White
0.0%
Other
0.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
92.0%
Diverse Learners
18.6%
Limited English
0%
Mobility Rate ?
27.4%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

No

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

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 ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
829
CPS Average 962
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
71.8%
CPS Average 78.9%
College Enrollment ?
48.9%
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 BELOW AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT 9) Cohort
15th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
33rd
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
31st
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
35th
11th Grade (SAT) Math
38th
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
12th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
6.4%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
8.9%
11th Grade (SAT)
6.2%
All
7%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 716
PSAT 10 - 752
SAT - 829
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2019)
87.3%
CPS (2019)
88.5%
School (2018)
82.8%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2019)
73.8%
CPS (2019)
78.0%
School (2018)
68.1%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2019)
71.8%
CPS (2019)
78.9%
School (2018)
59.8%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
 0
100
College Enrollment
School (2019)
48.9%
CPS (2019)
67.2%
School (2018)
68.6%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2019)
50.0%
CPS (2019)
73.2%
School (2018)
56.4%
CPS (2018)
72.3%
 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? NEUTRAL
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? STRONG
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? 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 ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students --- --- 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension --- --- 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions --- --- 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 86.3% 85.5% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- 94.7%
1 Year Dropout Rate 1.1% 3.5% 6.0%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 65.8% 81.4%
Teachers 88.9% 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

Law & Public Safety

Deadline:  Dec 11, 2020
Grades Served: Entry Grade 9
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conduced in the following order: sibling, general.
Round 1 Application Information (2020-2021 School Year)
  • Number of applicants: 557
  • Number of offers: 76
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Career and Technical Education Programs 
  • College and Career Academy 
  • Law and Public Safety 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Dance 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Sketching 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Talent Show 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Mock Trial 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Family Nights 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Peace Circles 
Scholastic
  • Evening School 
  • Homework Help 
  • Summer School 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
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
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 2018
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