Kenwood emphasizes the importance of literacy, math, computer technology and personalized learning in a student’s education, fostering intelligent, creative and socially responsible global citizens.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

7-12

# of Students

1,862

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Karen A Calloway
Principal

Corrine O'Connell
Assistant Principal

Sherry Ball
Assistant Principal

Corey Morrison
Assistant Principal

Hours


9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
School Hours
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
HS Freshman Hours
8:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off
4:15 PM - 6:45 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
2, 6, 15, 28, X28
CTA Train
Blue
Metra
Metra Electric District (ME)

Demographics ?


Asian
2.8%
Black
84.2%
Hispanic
4.8%
White
5.0%
Other
3.2%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
56.0%
Limited English
1.3%
Mobility Rate ?
4.9%
Chronic Truancy ?
25.2%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Chinese, French, Latin, Spanish

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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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 ?
1040
CPS Average 969
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
88.9%
CPS Average 78.2%
College Enrollment ?
83.1%
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 AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT 9) Cohort
87th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
91st
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
29th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
16th
11th Grade (SAT) Math
50th
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
76th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
74.7%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
68.2%
11th Grade (SAT)
58.6%
All
67.2%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 934
PSAT 10 - 983
SAT - 1040
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2018)
95.2%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
School (2017)
95.2%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
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100
4 Year Graduation
School (2018)
92.3%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
School (2017)
85.7%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2018)
88.9%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
School (2017)
86.3%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment ?
School (2018)
83.1%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
School (2017)
77.1%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2018)
84.0%
CPS (2018)
72.3%
School (2017)
80.5%
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? VERY 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? STRONG
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? VERY 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? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 15.8 15.3 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 16.4% 20.9% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.9 days 2.1 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 92.9% 93.5% 93.3%
Teacher attendance --- --- ---
1 Year Dropout Rate 1.4% 2.1% 6.4%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 83.0% 81.4%
Teachers 85.3% 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

General Education

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students currently enrolled in the school's Academic Center will receive an offer.

Students who live within the school's attendance boundary can be admitted automatically.

This program only accepts students who live within the school's attendance boundary or who are enrolled in the school's Academic Center.
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How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Honors

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
General Education and 504 Plan students: Minimum percentile of 75 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP, minimum 3.5 GPA in 7th grade, and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 95.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 150 in reading and math on NWEA MAP, minimum 3.5 GPA in 7th grade, and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 95.
Selections
Eligible students are randomly selected by computerized lottery.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Magnet

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
General Education and 504 Plan students: Minimum percentile of 60 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP, minimum 3.0 GPA in 7th grade, and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 95.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 160 in reading and math on NWEA MAP, minimum 3.0 GPA in 7th grade, and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 95.
Selections
Eligible sudents are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: students currently enrolled in the Kenwood Academic Center, general.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Selective Enrollment (Academic Center)

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 7-8
Application Requirements
General Education and 504 Plan students: Minimum percentile of 45 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP.

IEP and EL students: Minimum NWEA MAP percentile of 50 in one subject (reading or math) and minimum NWEA MAP percentile of 40 in the other subject (reading or math).

Testing is required for all eligible applicants.
Selections
Eligible students are selected on a point system with a maximum of 900 points. Students are assigned points for prior year final grades, NWEA MAP scores, and the admissions test, each worth a maximum of 300 points.
How to Apply
Access online Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools application or paper Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (18) 
  • AVID 
  • CTE (Digital Media) 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Accelerated U of C Magnet Program 
  • Fine and Performing Arts 
  • Pre-Engineering 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Photography 
  • Theater 
  • Violin/Strings 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Model U.N. 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • Family Nights 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Academic Olympics 
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Chess Team 
  • Debate Team 
  • Expanded Library Service Hours 
  • Math Team 
  • Mayor Daley’s Book Club 
  • Newspaper 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Bowling 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Golf 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Tennis 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Football 
  • Girls on Track 
  • Girls’ Baseball 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Bowling 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Golf 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • Tennis 
  • Volleyball 
  • 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
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2017
Elementary School Progress Report - Spanish 2017
School Quality Rating Report 2016
High School Progress Report - English 2016
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2016
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2016
Elementary School Progress Report - Spanish 2016
School Quality Rating Report 2015
High School Progress Report - English 2015
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2015
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2015
Elementary 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