Collins Academy


1313 S Sacramento Dr
Chicago, IL  60623

(773) 534-1840
Collins Academy – An AUSL Neighborhood School of choice, Collins Academy supports students in a small setting, guided by the values of commitment, compassion, integrity and reflection.

The Collins Academy High School family develops “doers” – life-long Warriors – who empower and contribute to their communities. As the hub of the North Lawndale community, we commit to the growth and success of all our students by providing: rigorous educational opportunities that incorporate social-emotional supports; integrated athletic, artistic, and technological experiences; and early college and career exposure to prepare students to think globally, serve locally.
Academic Performance
School LevelLevel 2
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 Track86%
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 Score809
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 Rates57%
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 Rates54%
College Readiness8%
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 Mobility25%
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 Attendance87%
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?Strong
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?Very Strong
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement?Neutral
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 size17
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 Enrollment222
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 97.3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 2.2999999999999998%
Pacific Islander .45050000000000001%
White 0%
Two or More Races 0%
Black 97.7%
Hispanic 1.9%
Other 0.4%
Asian 0.0%
Black 98.4%
Hispanic 0.6%
Other 0.6%
Asian 0.3%
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 TypeSmall
ProgramsGaming General Education Scholars
Application RequirementsStudents are randomly selected by computerized lottery. General Education and 504 Pla 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 attendance area applicants.

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
Selections(Not Available)
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule8:00 am - 3:15 pm
Bilingual ServicesNo
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ArtsAlvin Ailey Dance IntensiveArt ClubArt StudioBand/OrchestraChoir/ChorusDanceDramaDrawingDrum LineFundamentals/Theory of MusicGuitarModern/Hip-Hop DanceMuralsMusicalsPercussionRock BandSpoken WordTalent ShowTheaterWeb DesignYearbook
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Life and LeadershipBlack Girls RockEthnic ClubFoundationsGay-Straight AllianceLAMP - Lawndale AMACHI Mentoring ProgramLeaders ProgramMentoring for Boys/GirlsNational Honor SocietyPeace CirclesPeer JuryPeer MentorsRestorative JusticeSenior CommitteeService Learning/Community Volunteer ProgramStudent AmbassadorsStudent Council/GovernmentUCANUMOJA Student Development Corporation
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