CTE - Selective

Williams Prep

Career Academy

Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

4934 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL  60615

(773) 535-1121
Williams Prep emphasizes science and math and exposes students to the health professions, with the aim of serving as “The Pipeline from High School to Medical School!”

Our Vision at Daniel Hale Williams Preparatory School of Medicine is to create an institution that will become a part of the medical school pipeline addressing the attrition of underrepresented minority medical school student applicants. It is also our vision that all students will develop lifelong habits of mind such as responsibility, accountability, discipline, collaboration, continuous inquiry and a determination to succeed.

Our mission at Daniel Hale Williams Preparatory School of Medicine is to involve all students in rigorous and engaging coursework that prepares them for college; assisting all students in becoming critical thinkers in reading, writing and problem-solving, while creating a professional learning community of students, parents, teachers and administrators.

All Faculty and Staff have high expectations for establishing and maintaining an academic culture of achievement and learning. It is our firm belief that all students can learn and we are responsible for preparing them as the Pipeline to the College Bound. We pride ourselves as a learning community committed to preparing our students to enter the world as young adults who are Prompt, Prepared, Respect
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 Score846
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 Rates89%
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 Rates86%
College Readiness11%
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 Attendance88%
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
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities?Neutral
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?Strong
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?Very Strong
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?Strong
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement?Very 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?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 Enrollment177
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 97.2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 2.2999999999999998%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 0%
Two or More Races .56000000000000005%
Black 97.4%
Other 0.4%
Asian 0.4%
Hispanic 1.7%
White 0.4%
Black 97.7%
Other 1.2%
Asian 0.4%
Hispanic 0.4%
White 0.4%
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 TypeCareer Academy
ProgramsCTE - 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.

Health Sciences (Practical Nursing)
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.



CTE - College and Career Academies application Download at cps.edu (click “Apply”)
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Bilingual ServicesNo
Learn Morehttp://iirc.niu.edu/School.aspx?schoolid=150162990250856
College and CareerACT/SAT Prep CoursesCareer DevelopmentCareer/Job TrainingCollege 90%College ToursDual EnrollmentTransition to College Workshops
Sports16 Inch SoftballBaseballBasketballBasketball, GirlsBowling, GirlsCheerleadingCross CountryDrill TeamFootballSoftballSpecial OlympicsTrack and FieldVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, GirlsWrestling
ArtsArt ClubArt StudioBand/OrchestraChoir/ChorusCrochetDanceDramaDrawingGuitarHip-Hop Dance / Modern DanceImprovPercussionPoetry ClubStudio Art ClubTalent ShowTheaterYearbookYoung Writer’s Club
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STEMInformation Technology
Health and WellnessCrisis Intervention ServicesHealth and Wellness Workshops/ProgramsTargeted InterventionsWalkingYoung Parent Supports
ScholasticAcademic DecathlonAdvanced PlacementBiologyBook/Reading ClubChess TeamChicago History FairChineseCollege Prep Math and ScienceDebate TeamEnglish Language and CompositionEnglish Literature and CompositionEnvironmental ClubGermanHealth SciencesHomework Club/Study GroupLatin 1Latin 2Math TeamMayor Daley’s Book ClubMedical AcademyMedical CareersPoetry Club / WorkshopsSpanish 1Spanish 2StatisticsTutoringVirtual Learning/Online Courses
Life and LeadershipActivism/Social Impact ClubsAdvancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)Conflict ResolutionGay-Straight AllianceMikva ChallengePeace CirclesPeer MentorsRestorative JusticeService Learning/Community Volunteer ProgramStudent AmbassadorsStudent Council/Government
Parents and CommunityFamily Counseling/Support GroupFamily NightsFinancial Literacy WorkshopsLiteracy WorkshopsParent Advisory/Grouprecruiting and recommending new candidates to the board parent or community partnerSafe PassageSelf-Esteem WorkshopsWeekend Enrichment
OtherAP Classes