General Education

Acero - De La Cruz


Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

7416 N Ridge Ave
Chicago, IL  60645

At the UNO Charter School Network (UCSN), academic success is not a hope; it is an expectation. UCSN high schools prepare students for college through a rigorous curriculum, Advanced Placement (AP) courses, a language program that includes Mandarin, and summer experiences on college campuses. UCSN Rogers Park helps students develop their artistic abilities through an arts curriculum with focus areas of visual arts, dance, theater and music.

All UCSN schools emphasize active citizenship and leadership development through an American Civics curriculum, and offer many athletic, creative, and academic extracurricular activities.
Academic Performance
School LevelLevel 1
This is the rating the school district gives to a school about how well they are performing. From highest performing to lowest performing, the possible levels are: Level 1+, Level 1, Level 2+, Level 2, and Level 3.
Freshman On Track89%
This is the percentage of the last 9th grade class that, based on their grades and attendance in 9th grade, is on track to graduate. Whether or not a student is on track during their freshman year is the biggest indicator of whether or not they will graduate from high school on time!
Average SAT Score854
The SAT is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions that students take during their 11th grade year. This piece of information averages together the scores of the last 11th grade class at a school. The CPS average is 951.
Graduation Rates74%
This is the percentage of a group of students at a school that graduated within five years. The average in CPS is 69.9%.
College Enrollment Rates45%
College Readiness23%
This is the percentage of students at a school that scored at least a 21 on the ACT, which demonstrates a higher level of readiness to take college level courses.
School Culture
Student Mobility9%
The percentage of students that transfer in or out of the school during the school year. A higher percentage means that there are more students coming and going. Though it doesn’t tell us why students are transferring in and out, we can imagine that it could feel a little unstable if this is a high percentage.
Student Attendance94%
This is the average daily attendance at the school – on average, what percent of all the students enrolled at the school are in attendance. We don’t know why students may not be attending the school, but if this is a low number it is likely that teachers may have to spend more time reviewing material that absent students miss, making it harder to move forward in a class.
Teacher Attendance100%
This is the average daily attendance of teachers at the school – on average, what percent of all the teachers employed at the school are in attendance. As a student, it could be more challenging to make academic progress if you regularly have substitutes or don’t get to build a relationship with the teacher.
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities?Weak
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?Weak
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?Neutral
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement?Weak
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence?Weak
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school?Weak
School Fit
Avg Class size31
This is the average number of students that is in each classroom. Use your current class as a reference point. Are you comfortable learning and contributing in a class this big? Would you prefer a class that has fewer students or more students?
Total Enrollment661
This tells us the total number of students that attend the school. Use your school as a reference point. Would you like a school that has fewer, more, or about the same number of students in your school?
Asian 1.9%
Black 27.2%
Hispanic 67.3%
White 1.8%
Other 1.8%
Black 39%
American Indian / Alaskan .60509999999999997%
Asian 1.3620000000000001%
Hispanic 55.2%
Pacific Islander .45390000000000003%
White 2.6%
Two or More Races .76%
This tells us about the racial and ethnic backgrounds of the students that attend the school. Is it important to you that there is diversity in your high school? Are you more comfortable being around other students that have a similar racial/ethnic background as you?
General Information
School TypeCharter
ProgramsCharter General Education
Application RequirementsStudents currently enrolled in the school's eighth grade will have a deadline to submit their intent to enroll in ninth grade if they wish to remain at the school.

Applicants who are not currently enrolled in the school are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: students currently enrolled in eighth grade at an Acero Elementary Charter School, sibling, general.
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How to Apply
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Daily Schedule8am - 3:30pm
Bilingual ServicesYes
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