General Education



3535 E 114th St
Chicago, IL  60617

(773) 535-5725
George Washington High School is "Your Neighborhood High School Where College is the Mission." Our college prep vision provides students with options which include rigorous AP, IB, Dual Credit, and CTE Culinary and Game Design programs. We offer a top ranked IB program and more than 14 AP course options. At Washington, we're proud to say that we provide students with both the academic rigor and social supports for post-secondary success, and we can boast over $20 million in scholarship dollars for the class of 2017, as well as over 60% of the Class of 2017 earning college credit through AP, IB, or Dual Credit. Extracurricular programs include: state championship athleitcs, CAPE Arts-Integration 21st Century After-School Programs, After School Matters, and other programs that celebrate our students' rich cultural heritage.

Through its programs, including AP and Honors in core areas, Washington aims to develop the s ills necessary for students to become successful lifelong learners who help create a world where diversity is valued.
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 Track93%
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 Score956
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 Rates79%
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 Rates70%
College Readiness34%
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 Mobility11%
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 Attendance91%
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?Strong
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities?Neutral
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?Strong
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?Neutral
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?Strong
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?Weak
School Fit
Avg Class size22
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 Enrollment1445
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 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 1.0381%
Asian .20799999999999999%
Hispanic 88.3%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 4.8%
Two or More Races .62%
Hispanic 87.6%
Black 5.4%
White 5.5%
Other 1.3%
Asian 0.2%
Hispanic 87.1%
Black 6.3%
White 5.6%
Other 1%
Asian 0.1%
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 TypeNeighborhood
ProgramsCTE - Lottery General Education IB - Diploma Programme
Application RequirementsNeighborhood: Students living in the attendance boundary are admitted automatically.

Non-Neighborhood: Washington does not have seats in its general education program to accommodate students who live outside of the school’s attendance boundary.
Selections(Not Available)
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule8:15am - 3:30pm
Bilingual ServicesYes
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Sports16 Inch SoftballBaseballBaseball, BoysBaseball, GirlsBasketballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsBowlingBowling, BoysBowling, GirlsBoxingCheerleadingConditioning and FitnessCross CountryCross Country, BoysCross Country, GirlsDanceFootballGolfGolf, BoysGolf, GirlsPom-Pon / SpiritSoccerSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsSoftballSoftball, BoysSoftball, GirlsSwimmingSwimming, BoysSwimming, GirlsTrack and FieldTrack and Field, BoysTrack and Field, GirlsVolleyballVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, GirlsWater PoloWater Polo, Boys
ArtsAnimation/CartoonArt ClubArt StudiochorusDramaDrama ClubDrawingEthnic/Folk DanceFundamentals/Theory of MusicGraphic DesignGuitarGuitar ClubMixed MediaMuralsMusic ClubPaintingTalent ShowTheaterWeekend EnrichmentYearbook
MediaMixed MediaStudent Art ClubStudent Music Club
STEMIT (Game Programming)IT (Web Design)
Health and WellnessCrisis Intervention Services
ScholasticAcademic DecathlonAdvanced PlacementAmerican Sign Language 1American Sign Language 2AP BiologyAP English Literature and CompositionAP StatisticsArt-History of ArtBilingual SupportBook/Reading ClubCareer and Technical Education ProgramsChicago History FairCollege Prep Math and ScienceComputer Science ClubCulinaryCulinary and HospitalityCulinary ClassesEnglish Language and CompositionEnvironmental ClubEvening SchoolExpanded Library Service HoursIB BiologyIB GeographyIB HistoryIB Information Technology in a Global SocietyIB Language A (English)IB Language B-SpanishIB Mathematical StudiesIB MusicIB Theory of KnowledgeInt
Life and LeadershipActivism/Social Impact ClubsEthnic ClubGay-Straight AllianceMikva ChallengeMock TrialPeer JuryPeer MentorsRestorative JusticeService Learning/Community Volunteer ProgramStudent Council/Government
Parents and Community8-9th Grade Transition WorkshopsArt WorkshopsFamily Counseling/Support GroupFamily NightsMeeting Space For Parent GroupsParent Advisory/GroupParent AdvocacyTransition to College Workshops
OtherCareer and Technical Education ProgramsChess ClubChess TeamCollege Prep Math and ScienceCulinary and HospitalityInternational Baccalaureate (IB) DiplomaPerforming Arts