Eric Solorio Academy has been named one of the top 20 high schools in Chicago by the Chicago Magazine and top 15 by U.S. News & World Report, has earned a level 1+ rating by CPS, and is #1 on Schoolhound’s list of the Top 10 Illinois High Schools that Exceed Expectations. Solorio provides students with rigorous academics, superior fine arts, an array of top-tier athletics, and high-performing clubs. We offer a Double-Honors, college prep Scholars Cohort intended for high-achieving, motivated students. Scholars are enrolled in AP courses and begin earning college credit freshman year! Through a partnership with Rasmussen college, as well as AP and dual credit classes, electives in Engineering, Computer Science and Biotechnology, internships with Fortune 500 companies, and Junior and Senior Seminars, every student leaves Solorio ready to succeed in college and beyond. With the support of our two college coaches and alumni coordinator, Solorio graduates have received over $20 million in scholarships this past year alone, including three Posse Scholars. We are one of our city's best kept secrets.  Visit us at http://solorioacademy.org/

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

1,190

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Victor Iturralde
Principal

Cesar Balcazar
Assistant Principal

Katie Patton
Assistant Principal

Rosa Jimenez
Assistant Principal

Gabriela Rulka
Counselor

Lucresia Ortiz
Dean of Students

Hours


M, T, Th, F 8:00 AM - 3:23 PM; W 8:00 AM - 2:20
School Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:23 p.m.
HS Freshman Hours
7:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:23-6:00
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
52, 52A, 55
CTA Train
Orange

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
4.1%
Hispanic
94.4%
White
0.8%
Other
0.8%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
81.3%
Limited English
12.9%
Mobility Rate ?
6.9%
Chronic Truancy ?
34.1%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Dress Code:

Yes

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 ?
MET EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
1000
CPS Average 969
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
91.2%
CPS Average 78.2%
College Enrollment ?
74.4%
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
95th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
70th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
50th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
32nd
11th Grade (SAT) Math
32nd
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
85th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level MET EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
57.6%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
58.5%
11th Grade (SAT)
49.8%
All
55.5%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 889
PSAT 10 - 940
SAT - 1000
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2018)
90.5%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
School (2017)
94.6%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2018)
84.4%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
School (2017)
89.2%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2018)
91.2%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
School (2017)
82.7%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment ?
School (2018)
74.4%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
School (2017)
60.3%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2018)
70.2%
CPS (2018)
72.3%
School (2017)
65.2%
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? 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? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 3.8 3.9 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 25.0% 19.1% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.3 days 2.0 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 94.1% 94.0% 93.3%
Teacher attendance --- --- ---
1 Year Dropout Rate 0.6% 3.4% 6.4%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 90.3% 81.4%
Teachers 62.0% 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

Double Honors/Scholars

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 3.0 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 3.0 GPA in 7th grade, and 7th grade minimum attendance percenage of 95.
Selections
Eligible students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: sibling, proximity, students enrolled in AUSL schools, general.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Engineering

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students are selected on a point system. Points are based on 7th grade final GPA and NWEA MAP scores. The school determines the minimum cutoff for selections.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

General Education

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students who live within the school's attendance boundary can be admitted automatically.

Students who live outside of the school's attendance boundary are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: sibling, staff preference, general.
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How to Apply
Students who live outside of the school's attendance boundary can apply online or via paper Choice Elementary Schools application by visiting go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (5) 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Business & Finance 
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • Double Honors Program 
  • Fine and Performing Arts 
  • Information Technology 
  • Law and Public Safety 
  • Medical and Health Careers 
  • Medical Assistant 
  • Performing Arts 
  • Pre-Engineering 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • Career/Job Training 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Animation 
  • Art Studio 
  • Ballroom Dancing 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Fashion 
  • Figure Drawing 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Guitar 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Mosaics 
  • Murals 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Photography 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Sewing 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
  • Troupe Performances 
  • Web Design 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Boys/Girls Student Clubs 
  • Environmental Club 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Model U.N. 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Council/Government 
  • Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE) 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Art Workshops 
  • Computer/Technology Workshops 
  • Crafts Workshop 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Breakfasts 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Financial Literacy Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Safe Passage 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Chess Team 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Debate Team 
  • Expanded Library Service Hours 
  • Freshmen On-Pace 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Math Team 
  • Newspaper 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Science Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Bowling 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Bowling 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Tennis 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Boys’ Water Polo 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Dance 
  • Fast Pitch 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Bowling 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Lacrosse 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Girls’ Water Polo 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Running 
  • 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
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
Building
Report Name Date Download
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
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017