General Education

Eric Solorio Academy


Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

5400 S St Louis Ave
Chicago, IL  60632

(773) 535-9070
Solorio is an Academy for Urban School Leadership school, serving students in a state of the art facility with commitment, compassion, reflection and integrity as its guiding values.

Eric Solorio Academy has been named one of the top 20 high schools in Chicago by the Chicago Magazine and top 15 by U.S. News & World Report, has earned a level 1+ rating by CPS, and is #1 on Schoolhound’s list of the Top 10 Illinois High Schools that Exceed Expectations. Solorio provides students with rigorous academics, superior fine arts, an array of top-tier athletics, and high-performing clubs. We offer a Double-Honors, college prep Scholars Cohort intended for high-achieving, motivated students. Scholars are enrolled in AP courses and begin earning college credit freshman year! Through a partnership with Rasmussen college, as well as AP and dual credit classes, electives in Engineering, Computer Science and Biotechnology, internships with Fortune 500 companies, and Junior and Senior Seminars, every student leaves Solorio ready to succeed in college and beyond. With the support of our two college coaches and alumni coordinator, Solorio graduates have received over $20 million in scholarships this past year alone, including three Posse Scholars. We are one of our city's best kept secrets.
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 Score1,000
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 Rates73%
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 Rates84%
College Readiness26%
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 Mobility5%
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?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?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?Neutral
School Fit
Avg Class size23
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 Enrollment1195
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 4.0999999999999996%
American Indian / Alaskan .58579999999999999%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 94.4%
Pacific Islander 0%
White .8%
Two or More Races .17%
Hispanic 93.8%
Black 4.7%
Other 0.8%
White 0.8%
Hispanic 93.3%
Black 5%
Other 0.9%
White 0.8%
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
ProgramsDouble Honors / Scholars General Education
Application RequirementsNeighborhood: Students living in the attendance boundary are admitted automatically.

Students living outside the attendance boundary may apply for the school’s Double Honors program. The application deadline is January 10, 2017.
Contact school or email for an application.

All interested students must submit an application.

Note: Solorio is near capacity; only a limited number of seats may be available in this program for students living outside of the school’s attendance boundary.

Students who live outside of the school's attendance boundary can apply online or via paper Standard Elementary Schools application by visiting
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily ScheduleSchool Hours (M,T,Th,F): 8:00 am - 3:23 pm
School Hours (W): 8:00 am - 2:20 pm
HS Freshman Hours: 8:00 am - 3:23 pm
Bilingual ServicesYes
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College and CareerACT/SAT Prep CoursesCareer DevelopmentCareer/Job TrainingCollege 80%College ToursDual EnrollmentGear UpGenesysWorksInternshipsOne GoalRasmussen Patient Care Specialist Certification
Sports16 Inch SoftballBaseballBaseball, BoysBasketballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsBowlingBowling, BoysBowling, GirlsCheerleadingConditioning and FitnessCross CountryCross Country, BoysCross Country, GirlsDanceFast PitchFlag FootballFloor HockeyFootballGolfLacrosse, GirlsMarching BandPom-Pon / SpiritRunningSoccerSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsSoftballSoftball, BoysSoftball, GirlsSwimmingSwimming, BoysSwimming, GirlsTennisTennis, BoysTennis, GirlsTrack and FieldTrack and Field, BoysTrack and Field, GirlsVolleyb
ArtsAccordionAnimationArt StudioBallroom DancingBandBand/OrchestraCeramicsChoir/ChorusDanceDramaDrawingEthnic/Folk DanceFashionFigure DrawingFundamentals/Theory of MusicGraphic DesignGuitarJazz BandMixed MediaModern/Hip-Hop DanceMosaicsMuralsMusic ClubMusicalsOperaPaintingPercussionPhotographyPlays/ActingPoetry ClubSewingTalent ShowTheaterTroupe PerformancesVisual ArtsWeb Design
Media(Not Available)
STEMEnvironmental Club
Health and WellnessCrisis Intervention ServicesHealth Curriculum Utilized
ScholasticAdvanced PlacementAfter School MattersAlgebraAP BiologyAP Calculus ABAP English Literature and CompositionAP Human GeographyAP PsychologyAP StatisticsAP Studio Art: 2-D DesignAP United States HistoryBeginning BandBeginning ChorusBilingual SupportBiotechnologyBusiness & FinanceChicago History FairCollege MathCollege Prep Math and ScienceComputer ScienceContemporary American IssuesCreative WritingDanceDebateDebate TeamEngineeringEnglish Language and CompositionExpanded Library Service HoursFinancialFine and Performing ArtsFreshmen On-PaceHomework Club/Study GroupHomework HelpI
Life and LeadershipActivism/Social Impact ClubsBoys/Girls Student ClubsComEdCommunity Corps ClubDebate TeamDREAMers ClubGay-Straight AllianceGreen TeamMentoring for Boys/GirlsMikva ChallengeModel UNNational Honor SocietyPeace CirclesPeer MentorsRestorative JusticeService Learning/Community Volunteer ProgramStudent Council/GovernmentVoices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE)
Parents and Community8-9th Grade Transition WorkshopsArt WorkshopsComputer/Technology WorkshopsCrafts WorkshopESL WorkshopsFamily BreakfastsFamily Counseling/Support GroupFamily NightsField TripFinancial Literacy WorkshopsParent Advisory/GroupParent PatrolParenting ClassesSafe PassageSupporting your Student Workshops/ProgramsTransition to College Workshops
OtherChess ClubChess TeamEarly Childhood ProgramKindergarten