General Education

Orr Academy


Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

730 N Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL  60624

(773) 534-6500
A Turnaround school of the Academy for Urban School Leadership, Orr aims to prepare students for the opportunities of a global society by guiding them in identifying and developing their talents and skills.
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 Track84%
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 Score801
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 Rates30%
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 Rates56%
College Readiness4%
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 Mobility30%
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 Attendance74%
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 Attendance89%
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?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?Very Weak
School Fit
Avg Class size25
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 Enrollment225
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 83.1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 14.7%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 1.3%
Two or More Races .44%
Black 84.8%
Hispanic 15.2%
Other 0.0%
White 0.0%
Black 86.2%
Hispanic 12.6%
Other 0.7%
White 0.5%
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
ProgramsGeneral Education
Application RequirementsNeighborhood: Students living in the attendance boundary are admitted automatically.

Non-Neighborhood: Students living outside the attendance boundary are randomly selected through a computerized lottery if the school receives more applications than there are seats available.
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How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule7:45am - 2:42pm (M,T,TH,F); 7:45am - 1:32pm (W)
Bilingual ServicesYes
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Sports16 Inch SoftballArchery ClubBaseballBaseball, BoysBasketballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsCheerleadingCross CountryCross Country, BoysCross Country, GirlsFootballGolfPom-Pon / SpiritSoccerSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsSoftballSoftball, BoysSoftball, GirlsTennisTrack and FieldTrack and Field, BoysTrack and Field, GirlsVolleyballVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, GirlsWrestling
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Health and WellnessCrisis Intervention ServicesNutrition ProgramSchool-based Health CentersTargeted Interventions
ScholasticAcademic DecathlonAcademic OlympicsAdvanced PlacementAP English Literature and CompositionAP PsychologyAP United States HistoryBandBook/Reading ClubChildcare and Early Childhood EducationChorusEvening SchoolInformation TechnologyPersonal FinancePsychologyRasmussen EnglishRasmussen SociologySociologySpanish 1-2Spanish 1-3Spanish ISummer SchoolSupplemental Educational Services (SES) TutoringTutoring
Life and LeadershipBoys/Girls Student ClubsGay-Straight AllianceMentoring for Boys/GirlsMikva ChallengePeace CirclesRestorative JusticeStudent Council/Government
Parents and CommunityCommunity ServiceEnrichment ClassesFamily NightsField TripFinancial Literacy WorkshopsPeace CirclesSafe PassageTransition to College Workshops
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