King nurtures students’ passions and interests through strong curricular offerings that lead to Advanced Placement courses, as well as an exceptional Visual and Performing Arts program.  In addition, we offer an Engineering Program that utilizes the Project Lead the Way curriculum, and Computer Science courses as part of the CPS CS4All program.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

458

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Brian Kelly
Principal

Karin McFall
Assistant Principal

Serena Newby
Counselor

Meyer Reynolds
Dean of Students

Hours


08:00 am - 03:16pm
School Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3.16 p.m.
HS Freshman Hours
06:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off
03:00PM - 05:45PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
4, 43, 47
CTA Train
Red
Metra
Metra Electric District (ME)

Demographics ?


Asian
0.2%
Black
95.6%
Hispanic
2.2%
White
0.4%
Other
1.5%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
84.1%
Diverse Learners
10.3%
Limited English
0.9%
Mobility Rate ?
5.8%
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:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
MET EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
1029
CPS Average 962
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
96.9%
CPS Average 78.9%
College Enrollment ?
86.3%
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
46th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
9th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
4th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
50th
11th Grade (SAT) Math
32nd
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
13th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level MET EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
73.9%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
50%
11th Grade (SAT)
52.3%
All
59.3%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 919
PSAT 10 - 910
SAT - 1029
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2019)
92.6%
CPS (2019)
88.5%
School (2018)
89.4%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2019)
85.8%
CPS (2019)
78.0%
School (2018)
93.3%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2019)
96.9%
CPS (2019)
78.9%
School (2018)
93.9%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
 0
100
College Enrollment
School (2019)
86.3%
CPS (2019)
67.2%
School (2018)
85.4%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2019)
81.1%
CPS (2019)
73.2%
School (2018)
83.3%
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? VERY 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 1.9 2.4 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 11.5% 46.2% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.9 days 2.5 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 89.8% 87.7% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 94.8% 94.4% 94.7%
1 Year Dropout Rate 0.9% 1.6% 6.0%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 68.6% 81.4%
Teachers 66.0% 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

Selective Enrollment High School

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.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP.

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 7th grade final grades, NWEA MAP scores, and the admissions test, each worth a maximum of 300 points. The first 30% of the available seats are filled by the top scoring students based on rank score; the remaining seats are equally distributed among the four socio-economic tiers and filled by the top-scoring students in each tier.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (14) 
  • CTE (Architectural Drafting 
  • Computer Programming 
  • Digital Media 
  • Pre-Engineering - Project Lead the Way) 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Career and Technical Education Programs 
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • Fine and Performing Arts 
  • Humanities 
  • Information Technology 
  • Pre-Engineering 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Crochet 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Film and Video 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Improv 
  • Knitting 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Mosaics 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Photography 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Pottery 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Environmental Club 
  • Ethnic Club 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Peer Jury 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Safe Passage 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Debate Team 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Math Team 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Science Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Tennis 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Fast Pitch 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Soccer 
  • Tennis 
  • Volleyball 
  • Wrestling 
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
School Segment Report 2010
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) 2018-2020
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2012-2014
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2016-2018
Healthy CPS Report 2019
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017
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