Accelerated Magnet Program



Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

5015 S Blackstone Ave
Chicago, IL  60615

(773) 535-1350
Kenwood Academy is a comprehensive high school with an Academic Center for gifted students that start in the 7th grade. Kenwood offers a rigorous course of study, including 17 Advanced Placement Courses and 6 Dual Enrollment College Courses.
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 Track95%
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 Score1,040
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 Rates92%
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 Rates83%
College Readiness67%
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 Attendance94%
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?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?Strong
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school?Neutral
School Fit
Avg Class size20
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 Enrollment1863
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 84.3%
American Indian / Alaskan .3221%
Asian 2.7909999999999999%
Hispanic 4.7%
Pacific Islander .2147%
White 5%
Two or More Races 2.4700000000000002%
Black 83.2%
Hispanic 4.4%
Asian 2.9%
White 5.1%
Other 4.4%
Black 86.2%
Hispanic 4.7%
Asian 3.1%
White 3%
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
NetworkNetwork 17
School TypeMagnet
ProgramsAccelerated Magnet Program General Education Honors Program
Application RequirementsEligible sudents are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: students currently enrolled in the Kenwood Academic Center, general.

How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at
SelectionsGeneral Education and 504 Plan students: Minimum percentile of 60 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP, minimum 3.0 GPA in 7th grade, and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 95.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 160 in reading and math on NWEA MAP, minimum 3.0 GPA in 7th grade, and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 95.
Grades Served7 - 12
Daily Schedule9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Bilingual ServicesYes
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College and CareerACT/SAT Prep CoursesCollege 80%College Tours
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ArtsBand/OrchestraChoir/ChorusConcert BandConcert ChoirGraphic DesignjazzMixed MediaOrchestraPhotographyTheaterViolin/StringsYearbook
MediaDigital MediaGraphic DesignMixed Media
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ScholasticAcademic OlympicsAccelerated U of C Magnet ProgramAdvanced PlacementAmerican Sign Language 1AP ChemistryAP English Literature and CompositionAP Environmental ScienceAP Human GeographyAP Music TheoryAP PsychologyAP StatisticsArt-History of ArtAVIDBiologyCalculus ABChess TeamChineseChinese 1Chinese 2Chinese 3Chinese 4Chinese 5CTE Digital MediaDebateDebate TeamEnglish Language and CompositionExpanded Library Service HoursFine and Performing ArtsFrenchFrench 1French 1-2French 1-3French 1-4ItalianItalian 1Italian 1-2Italian 1-3Latin
Life and LeadershipActivism/Social Impact ClubsMikva ChallengeModel UNPeer MentorsStudent AmbassadorsStudent Council/GovernmentStudent Government
Parents and CommunityFamily NightsParent Advisory/GroupTransition to College Workshops
OtherChess Club