IB - Middle Years Programme

Morgan Park

International Baccalaureate

1744 W Pryor Ave
Chicago, IL  60643

(773) 535-2550
Morgan Park High School, a neighborhood school with a population of approximately 1500 seventh through twelfth grade students and 120 faculty is academically, culturally, and economically diverse.
All students in the MP attendance area are automatically enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. This allows students the opportunity to have access to the IB Diploma Programme. In addition to students who live in our attendance area, Morgan Park admits students through several programs: the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes and the World Language and International Studies Program, all of which admit students who meet rigorous program requirements.

Besides a wide array of extra-curricular activities, Morgan Park currently offers Advanced Placement English Literature and Advanced Placement Human Geography as well as Dual Credit English Composition, Pre Calculus, Applied Mathematics, and Law, providing students college-level instruction, the opportunity to earn college credit, and the ability to stand out in the college application process. AP offerings are expanded in response to AP Potential generated by PSAT scores.
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 Track81%
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 Score903
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 Rates74%
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 Readiness22%
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 Mobility10%
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 Attendance85%
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
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?Weak
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?Strong
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?Very Weak
School Fit
Avg Class size21
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 Enrollment1237
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?
Asian 0.1%
White 0.2%
Black 97.3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 1.3%
Pacific Islander 0%
White .2%
Two or More Races .65%
Black 97.9%
Hispanic 1.0%
Other 0.8%
Black 96.7%
Hispanic 1.5%
Other 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 16
School TypeInternational Baccalaureate
ProgramsGeneral Education IB IB - Middle Years Programme World Language and International Studies Program
Application RequirementsNeighborhood: Students living in the attendance boundary are admitted automatically.

Non-Neighborhood: Morgan Park does not have seats in this program to accommodate students who live outside of the school’s attendance boundary.
Selections(Not Available)
Grades Served7 - 12
Daily ScheduleSchool Hours: 7:30 am - 2:45 pm
HS Freshman Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Bilingual ServicesNo
Learn Morehttp://iirc.niu.edu/School.aspx?schoolid=150162990250031
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Parents and Community8-9th Grade Transition WorkshopsField TripParent Advisory/GroupSafe PassageTransition to College Workshops
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