General Education

Senn High School


Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

5900 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL  60660

(773) 534-2365
Senn is a Wall-to-Wall IB World School that offers the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programmes, a selective IB Diploma Prep Program, and a Magnet Fine and Performing Arts Program. Students living within the attendance boundary are eligible for the neighborhood IB strands in Environmental Science and Digital Journalism.
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 Track91%
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 Score964
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 Rates81%
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 Rates75%
College Readiness51%
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 Mobility12%
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 Attendance92%
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 Attendance91%
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?Neutral
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?Weak
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence?Neutral
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school?Weak
School Fit
Avg Class size24
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 Enrollment1420
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?
Black 25.3%
American Indian / Alaskan .49299999999999999%
Asian 18.099%
Hispanic 41.8%
Pacific Islander .77459999999999996%
White 10.6%
Two or More Races 2.39%
Hispanic 42.0%
Black 25.9%
Asian 17.8%
White 11.0%
Other 3.3%
Hispanic 42.6%
Black 27.6%
Asian 14.8%
White 10.3%
Other 4.7%
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
NetworkNetwork 14
School TypeNeighborhood
ProgramsFine and Performing Arts General Education IB - Diploma Programme IB - Middle Years Programme
Application RequirementsStudents 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.
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How to Apply
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Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule8:00 am - 3:15 pm
Bilingual ServicesYes
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