MISSION 
Prepare every student comprehensively for their next enriching educational opportunity. 
 
VISION
We will develop the most supportive learning community for the students of Friedrich W. Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center because everyone deserves the opportunity to realize their potential. 

Von Steuben offers two rigorous programs: Scholars and Magnet Science. Scholars is an all-honors, selective program for students who want the challenge of honors and AP level coursework. Magnet Science Program offers the same coursework as our Scholars Program with the option to vary the level of coursework to individual goals. At Von Steuben, we pride ourselves on our students' academic and athletic achievements, providing a well-rounded high school program in a safe, diverse, and enriching atmosphere. Postsecondary goals are supported each year through counselor lessons, college tours, and enrichment activities, including our Von Connection summer program for incoming 9th graders. We offer many athletic, creative, and academic extracurricular activities. Special coursework and programs include Advanced Placement and Opt4STEM. 

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

1,766

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Jennifer Miyoko Sutton
Principal

Shannon Puckett
Assistant Principal

Rhonda Varney
Assistant Principal

Carla Escobar
Admission Director

Christopher Burney
Operations Manager

Sophie Gavilanes
Scholars Director

Hours


7:30-2:55
School Hours
7:30-2:55
HS Freshman Hours
6:30
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
81, 82, 92, 93
CTA Train
Brown

Demographics ?


Asian
13.4%
Black
9.9%
Hispanic
57.6%
White
16.4%
Other
2.7%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
66.2%
Limited English
2.5%
Mobility Rate ?
2.4%
Chronic Truancy ?
29%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

No

Classroom Languages:

Chinese, French, Spanish

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
1026
CPS Average 969
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
95.8%
CPS Average 78.2%
College Enrollment ?
80.3%
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
82nd
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
75th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
29th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
32nd
11th Grade (SAT) Math
67th
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
49th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
71.6%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
70.9%
11th Grade (SAT)
56.7%
All
66.7%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 931
PSAT 10 - 981
SAT - 1026
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2018)
93.1%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
School (2017)
90.2%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2018)
87.8%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
School (2017)
90.6%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2018)
95.8%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
School (2017)
91.1%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment ?
School (2018)
80.3%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
School (2017)
80.6%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2018)
82.7%
CPS (2018)
72.3%
School (2017)
81.5%
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? 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? 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 3.3 3.4 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 11.5% 8.6% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.1 days 1.5 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 92.8% 93.3% 93.3%
Teacher attendance --- --- ---
1 Year Dropout Rate 0.4% 0.1% 6.4%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 89.5% 81.4%
Teachers 79.6% 79.9%
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

Scholars

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
General Education and 504 Plan students: Minimum percentile of 70 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP and minimum 3.0 GPA in 7th grade.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 140 in reading and math on NWEA MAP and minimum 3.0 GPA in 7th grade.

Eligible students must submit teacher recommendations and an essay. Online applicants will be prompted to upload their documents via the online application site. Paper applicants should visit www.vonsteuben.org for submission details (click 'Apply' and 'Scholars Program').

Applicants who are not eligible will automatically be included in the computerized lottery selection process for the Von Steuben Science Program.
Selections
Eligible students are selected on a point system. Points are based on the teacher recommendations and the essay.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Science

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.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP.
Selections
Eligible students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: sibling, proximity, tiers.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (23) 
  • CTE (Computer Programming 
  • IT Applications) 
  • Project Lead the Way (Pre-Engineering) 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Broadcast Technology 
  • Career and Technical Education Programs 
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • Database Programming IT 
  • Double Honors Program 
  • Fine and Performing Arts 
  • Humanities 
  • Information Technology 
  • Pre-Engineering 
  • World Language and International Studies 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Film and Video 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Guitar 
  • Knitting 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Murals 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Rock Band 
  • Step Dance 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
  • Web Design 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Targeted Interventions 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Environmental Club 
  • Ethnic Club 
  • Leaders Program 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Peer Jury 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • Community Service 
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • Field Trip 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Academic Olympics 
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Debate Team 
  • Freshmen On-Pace 
  • History Club 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Math Team 
  • Mayor Daley’s Book Club 
  • Newspaper 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Poetry Workshops 
  • Science Club 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Baseball 
  • Bowling 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Bowling 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Golf 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Tennis 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Boys’ Water Polo 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Baseball 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Bowling 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Golf 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Girls’ Water Polo 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Running 
  • Tennis 
  • Wrestling 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 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
School Segment Report 2010
Building
Report Name Date Download
6 Month Asbestos Report Fall 2017
Asbestos Inspection Report 2016
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) 2016-2018
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) Year 1 2012-2014
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017