IB - Diploma Programme

Back of the Yards

International Baccalaureate

2111 W 47th St
Chicago, IL  60609

(773) 535-7320
http://www.facebook.com/ backoftheyardscollegepreparatoryhighschool
All 9th and 10th grade students at Back of the Yards participate in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme, with opportunities to advance to the IB Diploma Programme and/or IB Career-related Programme (IBCP) Programme.
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 ACT Score(Not Available)
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 Rates(Not Available)
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 Rates(Not Available)
College Readiness(Not Available)
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 Mobility6%
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 Attendance97%
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 Attendance96%
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.
(Not Available)
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities?Strong
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?Strong
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?Strong
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement?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?Neutral
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 Enrollment793
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?
Hispanic 88.4%
Asian 6.5%
Black 3.1%
White 1.8%
Other 0.3%
Hispanic 88.4%
Asian 6.5%
Black 3.1%
White 1.8%
Other 0.3%
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 8
School TypeInternational Baccalaureate
ProgramsIB - Diploma Programme IB - Middle Years Programme
Application RequirementsStudents are selected based on an overall applicant score. Students are given points based on their NWEA MAP scores and their 7th grade GPA. Each IB high school selects a minimum cutoff score for selections and applicants meeting or exceeding this score will receive an offer.

Attendance is required at an Information Session.
SelectionsMinimum percentile of 24 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP; AND minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP; AND minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade.

All students interested in this program, including students who live within the attendance boundaries of the schools listed above, must submit an application.



IB High Schools application Download at cps.edu (click “Apply”)
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily ScheduleHS Freshman Hours: 8:00 am - 3:15 pm
School Hours: 7:45 am - 3:32 pm
Bilingual ServicesYes
Learn Morehttp://illinoisreportcard.com/School.aspx?source=Profile&Schoolid=150162990250014
College and CareerCollege 10%College Tours
SportsBaseball, BoysBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsCheerleadingConditioning and FitnessFitness BasicsFootballSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsSoftball, GirlsSwimming, BoysSwimming, GirlsTennis, GirlsVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, GirlsWater Polo, BoysWater Polo, GirlsWrestling
ArtsAnimation/CartoonArt ClubBand/OrchestraChoir/ChorusClay CreationsDanceDrawingGraphic DesignHip-Hop Dance / Modern DanceMixed MediaPaintingPaper MakingPhotographyTalent ShowYearbook
MediaFilm and VideoWeb Design
STEM(Not Available)
Health and WellnessCrisis Intervention ServicesHealth Curriculum UtilizedTargeted Interventions
ScholasticBilingual SupportChess TeamCTE - BroadcastingCTE - BusinessCTE - Digital MediaCTE - EngineeringHomework Club/Study GroupInternational Baccalaureate (IB) DiplomaInternational Baccalaureate (IB) Middle YearsMath TeamScience ClubTutoring
Life and LeadershipMikva ChallengePeer JuryStudent Council/Government
Parents and CommunityFamily NightsHealth and Wellness Workshops/ProgramsParent Advisory/GroupParenting ClassesSupporting your Student Workshops/Programs
OtherBook ClubChess Club