General Education

Gage Park


Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

5630 S Rockwell St
Chicago, IL  60629

(773) 535-9230
Gage Park is a Diplomas Now school with two newly designed programs to be provided to students at the end of their freshman year: the Business Education & Technology Academy and the Academic Cultural Empowerment program.

The mission of Gage Park High School is to inspire and prepare all students for college, career and citizenship through a rigorous course of study facilitated through inquiry and project-based learning.

We the staff, parents, and community of Gage Park High School in the pursuit of academic excellence, are dedicated to the students whom we serve. The rigorous curriculum along with the experience and expertise of teachers will create well-rounded, life-long learners.

RESPECT: We interact with integrity and with the best intentions in order to promote a positive environment.

We value each others' strengths, are open to change, and work together to productively solve problems.

We strive to maintain an intellectually and emotionally engaging environment conducive to lifelong learning.

We always welcome equal and active partners in our children s education while promoting diversity and healthy lifestyles.

We are Passionate about our work, value quality over quantity, and are willing to combat any challenge that we may encounter
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 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 Score811
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 Rates72%
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 Rates41%
College Readiness13%
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 Mobility20%
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 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?Very Strong
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?Neutral
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?Neutral
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement?Strong
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?Very Weak
School Fit
Avg Class size15
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 Enrollment349
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 38.700000000000003%
American Indian / Alaskan .28649999999999998%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 60.2%
Pacific Islander .28649999999999998%
White .6%
Two or More Races 0%
Hispanic 61.7%
Black 37.7%
White 0.3%
Other 0.3%
Asian 0.0%
Hispanic 54%
Black 44.1%
White 1.1%
Other 0.5%
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
NetworkNetwork 16
School TypeNeighborhood
ProgramsGeneral Education
Application RequirementsStudents who live within the school's attendance boundary can be admitted automatically.

Students who live outside of the school's attendance boundary are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: sibling, general.

How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at
Selections(Not Available)
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bilingual ServicesYes
Learn More
College and CareerACT/SAT Prep CoursesCareer DevelopmentCareer/Job TrainingCollege 40%College ToursEntrpreneurship
Sports16 Inch SoftballBaseballBaseball, BoysBaseball, GirlsBasketballBasketball, BoysBowlingBowling, GirlsCapoeiraCheerleadingConditioning and FitnessCross CountryCross Country, BoysCross Country, GirlsDanceFast PitchFootballPom-Pon / SpiritSoccerSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsSoftballSoftball, BoysSwimmingSwimming, GirlsTrack and FieldTrack and Field, BoysTrack and Field, GirlsVolleyballVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, GirlsWater PoloWater Polo, BoysWrestlingYoga/Pilates
ArtsArt ClubChoir/ChorusClay CreationsDanceDrama ClubDrawingGuitar ClubModern/Hip-Hop DanceRecorderTalent ShowTheaterWeb DesignYearbook
MediaVideo and Audio
STEMComputer ClubIT (Web Design)
Health and WellnessCrisis Intervention ServicesTargeted Interventions
ScholasticAdvanced PlacementAmerican Sign Language 1AP English Literature and CompositionAP Human GeographyAP United States HistoryAP US Government and PoliticsAVIDBilingual SupportChinese 2City YearCommunity SchoolCTE Equipment and Technology InstituteCTE IT ApplicationsCTE Manufacturing Technology AcademyDebate TeamEnglish Language and CompositionEvening SchoolFrenchFrench 1French 1-2French 1-3Freshmen On-PaceHomework HelpJapanese 2Journalism ClubJROTCJROTC AcademyMedical and Health CareersNewspaperPoetry ClubPre-Engineering & ManufacturingSmaller Learning CommunitySpanishSpanish 1-2
Life and LeadershipActivism/Social Impact ClubsBoys/Girls Student ClubsColor GuardJROTCMentoring for Boys/GirlsMikva ChallengePeace CirclesPeer JuryPeer MentorsRestorative JusticeService Learning/Community Volunteer ProgramStudent AmbassadorsStudent Council/GovernmentStudent GovernmentUMOJA Student Development CorporationYoung Parent Supports
Parents and CommunityCommunity ServiceConflict ResolutionESL WorkshopsFamily BreakfastsFamily NightsField TripFinancial Literacy WorkshopsGED English ClassesGED Spanish ClassesLiteracy WorkshopsMeeting Space For Parent GroupsParent Advisory/GroupParent AdvocacyParenting ClassesPeace CirclesSafe PassageSelf-Esteem WorkshopsSupporting your Student Workshops/Programs
OtherChess ClubChess Team