Uplift Community High School is a college preparatory high school established in 2005. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, in the diverse Uptown neighborhood, students have the ability to learn in an environment and high school unlike any other. Our beautiful facility and campus is located just blocks from Harry S. Truman College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, where students can take college level courses during the school day. Students have the opportunity to request a modified class schedule that enables them to earn both high school and college credit simultaneously. Students also have the opportunity to earn credentials in our CTE teaching academy.

Our school was founded on the principles of social justice and we seek to produce graduates who are well informed and who have the ability to impact their communities, our city, our nation and ultimately the world for the greater good of humanity. Uplift students are game changers and have left their mark in society.

Uplift is Uptown's High School!

 

School Rating ?

Level 2 ?

INTENSIVE SUPPORT

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

122

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Dr.Tyrese L Graham
Principal

Mrs. Jennifer White
Assistant Principal

Mr. Robert Wallace
Director of Culture & Climate

Ms. Katherine Ford
Guidance Counselor

Hours


8:30 AM - 3:38 PM
School Hours
8:30 a.m. - 3:38 p.m.
HS Freshman Hours
3:38 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (M-Th)
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
78, 81, 136, 144, 145, 146, 148, 151
CTA Train
Purple, Red

Demographics ?


Asian
8.2%
Black
63.9%
Hispanic
19.7%
White
5.7%
Other
2.5%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
91.8%
Limited English
16.4%
Mobility Rate ?
NOT YET AVAILABLE
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT YET AVAILABLE
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Dress Code:

Yes

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 2 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
761
CPS Average 962
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
81.0%
CPS Average 78.9%
College Enrollment ?
76.9%
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
11th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
83rd
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
50th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
23rd
11th Grade (SAT) Math
36th
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
3rd
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
33.3%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
10%
11th Grade (SAT)
3.2%
All
11.1%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 797
PSAT 10 - 765
SAT - 761
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2019)
94.7%
CPS (2019)
88.5%
School (2018)
69.4%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
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100
4 Year Graduation
School (2019)
65.9%
CPS (2019)
78.0%
School (2018)
78.0%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2019)
81.0%
CPS (2019)
78.9%
School (2018)
65.0%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
 0
100
College Enrollment
School (2019)
76.9%
CPS (2019)
67.2%
School (2018)
61.0%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2019)
50.0%
CPS (2019)
73.2%
School (2018)
67.4%
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? 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 YET AVAILABLE
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NOT YET AVAILABLE
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? NOT YET AVAILABLE
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 18.2 18.0 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 9.8% 3.1% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.4 days 1.6 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 84.7% 85.6% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- ---
1 Year Dropout Rate 6.7% 2.6% 6.0%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 71.4% 81.4%
Teachers 77.8% 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

General Education

Deadline:  12/13/2019
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: sibling; students who attend Brennemann, Courtenay, Disney, Goudy, Greeley, McCutcheon, or Ravenswood Elementary Schools; general.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Teaching

Deadline:  12/13/2019
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. General Education and 504 Plan students: Preference is given to students with percentiles of 24 and above on the NWEA MAP in reading and math. A total of 30% of the seats will be made available to applicants who live in the school's proximity.

IEP and EL students: Preference is given to students with combined NWEA MAP scores that equal 48 or above.

Note: Repeating 8th graders and students pushed into 8th grade from 6th grade due to age requirements qualify for selection but will be placed in a lower preference group.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (8) 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Career and Technical Education Programs 
  • College and Career Academy 
  • Community School 
  • Smaller Learning Community 
  • Teaching 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • Career/Job Training 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Drawing 
  • Photography 
  • Rhythm Group 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Talent Show 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • First Aid Training 
  • School-based Health Centers 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Environmental Club 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Model U.N. 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Peer Jury 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • Community Service 
  • CPR Classes 
  • Family Nights 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Safe Passage 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Tutoring 
Sports and Fitness
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Softball 
  • 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 2013
Asbestos Inspection Report 2013
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) 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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