Selective Enrollment

Northside College Prep

Selective Enrollment

Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

5501 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL  60625

(773) 534-3954
Northside has won state, national and international recognition for its high academic performance. It nurtures capable, creative, ethical leaders who bring positive change to the world.
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 Track100%
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 Score1,349
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 Rates99%
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 Rates96%
College Readiness100%
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 Mobility70%
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 Attendance95%
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 Attendance92%
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?Not Enough Data
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?Very Strong
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?Very Strong
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement?Strong
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement?Not Enough Data
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence?Strong
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence?Not Enough Data
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school?Strong
School Fit
Avg Class size26
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 Enrollment1091
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 7.5%
American Indian / Alaskan .45829999999999999%
Asian 20.257000000000001%
Hispanic 29.9%
Pacific Islander .27500000000000002%
White 26.8%
Two or More Races 3.48%
White 29.4%
Hispanic 29.8%
Asian 19.7%
Other 13.9%
Black 7.3%
White 31.5%
Hispanic 28.2%
Asian 19%
Other 12.6%
Black 8.7%
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 TypeSelective Enrollment
ProgramsSelective Enrollment
Application RequirementsEligible students are selected on a point system with a maximum of 900 points. Students are assigned points for 7th grade final grades, NWEA MAP scores, and the admissions test, each worth a maximum of 300 points. The first 30% of the available seats are filled by the top scoring students based on rank score; the remaining seats are equally distributed among the four socio-economic tiers and filled by the top-scoring students in each tier.

Testing is required for all eligible applicants.
SelectionsMinimum percentile of 24 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP to qualify for the admissions test.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP to qualify for the admissions test.



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Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule8:00 am - 3:15 pm
Bilingual ServicesNo
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