CTE - Selective


Career Academy

3545 W Fulton Blvd
Chicago, IL  60624

(773) 534-6755
Al Raby inspires students to achieve academic excellence while teaching students how to be productive members of their community. We believe in meeting the academic and emotional needs of all students.

As a nationally recognized “Green School,” Raby inspires students to intellectual excellence and personal responsibility through “green” career tracks, innovative social science course offerings and community and environmental activism.
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 Track85%
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 ACT Score14.10
The ACT 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 18.2.
Graduation Rates68%
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 Rates37%
College Readiness2%
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?Neutral
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?Weak
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 Enrollment375
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 93.1%
Hispanic 5.9%
Asian 0.3%
Other 0.3%
Black 95.5%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 0.2%
Other 0.2%
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 5
School TypeCareer Academy
ProgramsCTE - Lottery CTE - Selective General Education
Application RequirementsStudent selections are based on points. Each school determines a minimum
cutoff score for selections; applicants meeting or exceeding this score will receive an offer. Students are assigned points for 7th grade final GPA and NWEA MAP scores.

SelectionsStudents must have completed the 7th grade during the 2014-2015 school year. Repeating 8th graders and students pushed into 8th grade from 6th grade due to age requirements DO NOT QUALIFY for Selective Academies.



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Grades Served9 - 12
Daily ScheduleSchool Hours (M,T,Th,F): 8:00 am - 3:23 pm
School Hours (W): 8:00 am - 2:24 pm
HS Freshman Hours: 8:00 am - 3:23 pm
Bilingual ServicesNo
Learn Morehttp://illinoisreportcard.com/School.aspx?source=Profile&Schoolid=150162990250826
College and CareerACT/SAT Prep CoursesCollege 50%College ToursEntrpreneurship
SportsBaseballBaseball, BoysBasketballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsBowlingBowling, BoysBowling, GirlsCheerleadingCross CountryCross Country, BoysCross Country, GirlsFootballPom-Pon / SpiritSoftballSoftball, GirlsSpecial OlympicsStep DanceTrack and FieldTrack and Field, BoysTrack and Field, GirlsVolleyballVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, GirlsWrestling
ArtsAnimation/Cartoonanime clubArt ClubChoir/ChoruschorusDanceDramaDrawingMixed MediaPoetry ClubTalent ShowWeb DesignWeekend EnrichmentYearbook
MediaBroadcast TechnologyMixed MediaWeb Design
STEMEnvironmental Club
Health and WellnessCrisis Intervention ServicesHealth and Well-Being WorkshopsTargeted InterventionsWorkshops/Classes
ScholasticAcademic OlympicsAdvanced PlacementAP Calculus ABAP English Literature and CompositionBook/Reading ClubBusiness & FinanceCareer and Technical Education ProgramsChoirCity YearCollege and Career AcademyCollege Prep Math and ScienceCulinaryCulinary and HospitalityCulinary ClassesEnglish Language and CompositionFine and Performing ArtsGallery 37Homework Club/Study GroupHomework HelpIntro to BusinessLaw and Public SafetyLearning LabOne GoalOnline Learning LabPoetry ClubPoetry Club / WorkshopsPre-LawSmaller Learning CommunitySpanish 1Spanish 1-2Summer SchoolSupplemental Educational Services (SES) T
Life and LeadershipActivism/Social Impact ClubsGay-Straight AllianceMentoring for Boys/GirlsMikva ChallengeMock TrialPeace CirclesPeer JuryPeer MentorsRestorative JusticeService Learning/Community Volunteer ProgramStudent AmbassadorsStudent Council/GovernmentUMOJA Student Development CorporationYoung Parent Supports
Parents and Community8-9th Grade Transition WorkshopsCommunity ServiceConflict ResolutionDance ClassesFamily BreakfastsFamily Counseling/Support GroupFamily NightsField TripHealth and Wellness Workshops/ProgramsMath/Science WorkshopsMeeting Space For Parent GroupsParent Advisory/GroupPeace CirclesSelf-Esteem WorkshopsTransition to College Workshops
Other(Not Available)