General Education

Dyett HS


Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

555 E 51st St
Chicago, IL  60615

Dyett opened in fall 2016, and provides every child in the school with an education that is rich in the arts. One grade will be added each year until the school serves grades 9-12. The school’s objectives will be to create college and career readiness programs, and ensure high levels of student engagement, in the visual, performing, and media arts.
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 Track97%
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 Score(Not Available)
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 Rates(Not Available)
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 Rates(Not Available)
College Readiness17%
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 Mobility15%
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 Attendance93%
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?Very 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?Neutral
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence?Strong
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school?Neutral
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 Enrollment484
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 96.7%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 2.5%
Pacific Islander .20660000000000001%
White .2%
Two or More Races .41%
Hispanic 1.6%
Asian 0%
White 0.3%
Black 97.7%
Other .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 TypeNeighborhood
ProgramsBand Choir Dance Digital Media General Education Theater Visual Arts
Application RequirementsEliglble students are selected on a point system. Points are based on the student's NWEA MAP scores in reading and math and the interview.

How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at
SelectionsStudents who live within the school's attendance boundary have no eligibility requirements.

Students who live outside of the school's attendance boundary:
General Education and 504 Plan students: Minimum percentile of 50 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP, minimum 2.7 GPA in 7th grade, and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 90.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 80 in reading and math on NWEA MAP and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 90.

An interview is required for eligible students who live outside of the school's attendance boundary.
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily ScheduleMonday-Thursday: 8:00 am - 2:52 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bilingual Services(Not Available)
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College and CareerCollege 10%
SportsBasketballCheerleadingSwimmingTrack and FieldVolleyballWater Polo
ArtsDanceMusicTheaterVisual Arts
MediaAnime ClubDigital Media
STEM(Not Available)
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
Scholastic(Not Available)
Life and LeadershipStudent Council/Government
Parents and Community(Not Available)
Other(Not Available)