Early College STEM School

Lake View


Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

4015 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL  60613

(773) 534-5440
At Lake View, students experience a diverse curriculum nestled in the comfort of a neighborhood setting. Pathway opportunities in the areas of Humanities, STEM, and the Arts provide real-world application of rigorous concepts with a focus on college and career success.

Lake View High School is Chicago’s Premier Neighborhood High School where students explore their interests in preparation for college, career, and community commitment. As a STEM school, we teach critical thinking, 21st Century Skills and Habits of Mind in all courses from Art to World Studies, and in a variety of math and science courses and electives including Forensic Science, IT Problem Solving, and Web Design. Through our Early College options, all students have the opportunity to achieve mastery and earn college credit in AP and Dual Credit courses. Select students participate in the Innovation Academy, a school-within-a-school program that takes students around the city to meet tech innovators at our partner institutions, including Northwestern and DePaul Universities and the Microsoft corporation.
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 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 Score945
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 Rates83%
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 Rates66%
College Readiness36%
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 Mobility6%
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 Attendance90%
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?Neutral
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?Neutral
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?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 Enrollment1385
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 10.3%
American Indian / Alaskan .64980000000000004%
Asian 3.105%
Hispanic 70.5%
Pacific Islander .21659999999999999%
White 13%
Two or More Races 2.2400000000000002%
Hispanic 71.1%
White 13.3%
Black 9.1%
Asian 3.6%
Other 3.0%
Hispanic 68.4%
White 12.7%
Black 12.5%
Asian 3.8%
Other 2.6%
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 14
School TypeNeighborhood
ProgramsEarly College STEM School General Education
Application RequirementsEligible students are randomly selected by computerized lottery.

How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
SelectionsGeneral Education and 504 Plan students: Minimum percentile of 50 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP, minimum 3.25 GPA in 7th grade, and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 93.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 50 in reading and math on NWEA MAP, minimum 3.25 GPA in 7th grade, and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 93.
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule7:45AM - 3:00PM
Bilingual ServicesYes
Learn Morehttp://iirc.niu.edu/School.aspx?schoolid=150162990250026
College and CareerACT/SAT Prep CoursesCollege 70%College ToursDual Enrollment
Sports16 Inch SoftballBaseballBaseball, BoysBaseball, GirlsBasketballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsBowlingBowling, BoysBowling, GirlsCheerleadingConditioning and FitnessCross CountryCross Country, BoysCross Country, GirlsFast PitchFast-pitch Softball, GirlsFootballGirls on TrackGolfGolf, BoysGolf, GirlsPom-Pon / SpiritRunningSoccerSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsSoftballSoftball, BoysSoftball, GirlsSwimmingSwimming, BoysSwimming, GirlsTennisTennis, BoysTennis, GirlsTrack and FieldTrack and Field, BoysTrack and Field, Girls
ArtsAnimationAnimation/CartoonArt ClubArt StudioBandBand/OrchestraChoir/ChoruschorusDanceDramaDrawingFiber ArtsFilm and VideoFundamentals/Theory of MusicGraphic DesignGuitarMedia and Production WorkshopsMixed MediaMosaicsOrchestraPaintingPercussionPhotographyPiano/KeyboardPlays/ActingPotterySketchingTalent ShowTheaterWeb DesignYearbook
MediaFilm and VideoGraphic DesignMixed MediaVisual and Digital ArtsWeb Design
STEMAdvanced Technology ClubEnvironmental ClubSTEM class
Health and WellnessCrisis Intervention ServicesFirst Aid TrainingHealth Curriculum UtilizedNutrition WorkshopSchool-based Health CentersWorkshops/Classes
ScholasticAdvanced PlacementAfrican American HistoryAP ChemistryAP Environmental ScienceAP Music TheoryAP StatisticsAP United States HistoryAP World HistoryArt HistoryArt-History of ArtAstronomyBandBilingual SupportBiologyBiotechnologyBook/Reading ClubCalculus ABChess TeamChicago History FairChoirCollege Prep Math and ScienceCollege WritingComputer ProgrammingDatabase Programming ITDramaDrawing and PaintingEconomicsEngineeringEnglish Language and CompositionEnvironmental ClubEvening SchoolExpanded Library Service HoursFilm StudiesFinancial AlgebraForensic Science
Life and LeadershipActivism/Social Impact ClubsBoys/Girls Student ClubsEthnic ClubJROTCLeaders ProgramMentoring for Boys/GirlsMikva ChallengeMock TrialPeace CirclesPeer JuryPeer MentorsRestorative JusticeRoboticsService Learning/Community Volunteer ProgramStudent AmbassadorsStudent Council/Government
Parents and CommunityCommunity ServiceESL WorkshopsFamily BreakfastsFamily NightsField TripMeeting Space For Parent GroupsParent Advisory/GroupParent AdvocacyParent PatrolPeace CirclesSupporting your Student Workshops/ProgramsTransition to College Workshops
OtherChess Club