CTE - Lottery


Career Academy

Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

4338 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL  60639

(773) 534-8520
North-Grand supports student success by building relationships, being compassionate, believing in students and inspiring students to believe in themselves with a “Yes We Can!” attitude.

North-Grand High School is quickly becoming a premiere neighborhood high school on the west side of Chicago. In 2013-2014, North-Grand High School officially came off probation and has continued to raise its overall status moving from a Level 2+ school to a Level 1 school. The administration and staff at North-Grand are committed to student success and strive to build a culture of continuous improvement.
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 Track93%
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 Score903
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 Rates75%
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 Rates69%
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 Mobility10%
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 Attendance90%
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 Attendance90%
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?Strong
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?Strong
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?Strong
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement?Very Strong
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence?Very Strong
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school?Weak
School Fit
Avg Class size26
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 Enrollment993
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 17%
American Indian / Alaskan .40279999999999999%
Asian .30199999999999999%
Hispanic 81.099999999999994%
Pacific Islander 0%
White .9%
Two or More Races .3%
Hispanic 81.9%
Black 15.7%
Other 0.7%
White 1.1%
Asian 0.5%
Hispanic 85.8%
Black 12.8%
Other 0.7%
White 0.4%
Asian 0.2%
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 15
School TypeCareer Academy
ProgramsCTE - Lottery CTE - Selective General Education
Application RequirementsStudents are randomly selected by computerized lottery. 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 attendance area applicants.

Students with IEPs and EL students: Preference is given to students with NWEA MAP percentiles that equal 48 and 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.

Culinary Arts

How to apply


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Selections(Not Available)
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule7:45 am - 3:00 pm
Bilingual ServicesYes
Learn Morehttp://iirc.niu.edu/School.aspx?schoolid=150162990250825
College and CareerACT/SAT Prep CoursesAfter School HelpCareer DevelopmentCareer/Job TrainingCollege 70%College ExplorationCollege ToursDual Enrollment
SportsBaseballBaseball, BoysBasketballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsBowlingBowling, BoysBowling, GirlsCheerleadingConditioning and FitnessCross CountryDanceFootballFootball (Co-Ed)RunningSoccerSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsSoftballSoftball, GirlsSwimmingSwimming, BoysSwimming, GirlsTrack and FieldVolleyballVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, GirlsYoga/Pilates
Artsanime clubArt ClubArt StudioBandBand/OrchestraCAPE Arts ProgramChoirDanceDramaGuitarImprovMedia and Production WorkshopsPerforming ArtsPhotographyRock BandTalent ShowYearbook
MediaAnime Club
STEMEnvironmental ClubRobotics
Health and WellnessCase ManagementCounselingCrisis Intervention ServicesFirst Aid TrainingHealth Curriculum UtilizedHome VisitingNutrition WorkshopTargeted InterventionsWorkshops/Classes
ScholasticAcademic DecathlonAcademic OlympicsAdvanced PlacementAllied HealthAnalytic GeometryAP English Literature and CompositionAP Human GeographyAP PsychologyAP Spanish Language and CultureAP Studio Art: DrawingAP United States HistoryBilingual Programs/CoursesBilingual SupportBook ClubBook/Reading ClubCareer AcademiesCareer and Technical Education ProgramsCollege and Career AcademyCTE Culinary ArtsCulinaryCulinary and HospitalityCulinary ClassesDebate TeamEngineeringEnglish CompositionEnglish Language and CompositionEvening SchoolFrench 1-2Freshmen On-PaceFreshmen SeminarHealth SciencesHomework Help
Life and LeadershipBuddy ClubDebate TeamDREAMers ClubInstructional Leadership TeamLeaders ProgramMentoring for Boys/GirlsMikva ChallengePeace CirclesPeer JuryPeer MentorsRestorative JusticeService Learning/Community Volunteer ProgramStudent Council/GovernmentYoung Parent Supports
Parents and Community8-9th Grade Transition WorkshopsComputer/Technology WorkshopsEnrichment ClassesESL WorkshopsFamily BreakfastsFamily Counseling/Support GroupFamily NightsFitness ClassesFitness For ParentsGang Awareness WorkshopGED English ClassesGED Spanish ClassesHealth and Wellness Workshops/ProgramsLeadership Development For ParentsMeeting Space For Parent GroupsMusic AppreciationParent Advisory/GroupParent AdvocacyParenting ClassesSafety WorkshopsSupporting your Student Workshops/ProgramsTransition to College Workshops
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