College-to-Careers

Westinghouse College Prep

Career Academy


3223 W Franklin Blvd
Chicago, IL  60624

Main:
(773) 534-6400
Web:
www.newwestinghouse.org
Westinghouse serves a diverse student population from nearly 300 public and private elementary schools. Its students experience a rigorous and supportive college preparatory education in preparation for post-secondary success.
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 Track95%
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 Score20.60
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 Rates91%
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 Rates79%
College Readiness52%
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 Mobility4%
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 Attendance92%
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 Attendance95%
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?Very Strong
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?Very Strong
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence?Very Strong
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school?(Not Available)
School Fit
Avg Class size27
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 Enrollment1175
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?
Demographics
Black 52.9%
Hispanic 37.8%
Asian 5.7%
White 2.3%
Other 1.3%
Black 52.9%
Hispanic 37.8%
Asian 5.7%
White 2.3%
Other 1.3%
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
ProgramsCollege-to-Careers Selective Enrollment
Application RequirementsSelecton of students will be based on a review of the information submitted.
Successful applicants are expected to have 95% attendance in 7th grade, good or excellent behavior and good academic standing in 7th grade and 1st quarter of 8th grade.

Additional requirements will apply to applicants for Health Science once they have been accepted to the school.


Programs:
Broadcast Journalism
Business
Health Science
Information Technology
SelectionsMinimum percentile of 24 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP.

Students will also be asked to submit an essay and a letter of recommendation. For more information, visit www.newwestinghouse.org .
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule8:00 am - 3:15 pm
Bilingual ServicesNo
Learn Morehttp://illinoisreportcard.com/School.aspx?schoolId=150162990250857
Extracurriculars
College and CareerACT PrepCollege 80%
SportsBaseballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsCheerleadingCross CountryDrill TeamFootballMajorettesSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsSoftballSwimmingTennisTrack and FieldVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, GirlsWrestling
ArtsArt ClubPiano/KeyboardStep/Line Dancing
MediaBroadcast JournalismLouder Than A Bomb
STEM(Not Available)
Health and Wellness(Not Available)
ScholasticAdvanced PlacementBusiness & FinanceDebate TeamHealth SciencesMathletesSummer SchoolTutoring
Life and LeadershipJROTC
Parents and Community(Not Available)
OtherBest BuddiesBook ClubDebate TeamDrama ClubDream Team