General Education

Alcott College Prep-West Campus

Career Academy

2957 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL  60618

(773) 534-5979
Alcott emphasizes habits of mind developed through the humanities – literature, writing and the arts (both traditional and contemporary) – which nurture the capacity for critical thinking, active citizenship and private contemplation.
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 Track87%
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 Score17.40
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 Rates78%
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 Rates62%
College Readiness20%
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 Attendance91%
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 Attendance(Not Available)
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?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?Strong
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school?Neutral
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 Enrollment260
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 66%
Black 20.5%
White 10.6%
Other 1.7%
Asian 1.3%
Hispanic 66%
Black 20.5%
White 10.6%
Other 1.7%
Asian 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 4
School TypeCareer Academy
ProgramsGeneral Education
Application RequirementsStudents currently attending Alcott Elementary School receive priority. If seats remain available, a computerized lottery will be held for non-Alcott students living in the school’s neighborhood, followed by a citywide lottery for students outside of the Alcott neighborhood.
SelectionsStandard High School application
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Grades Served9 - 12
Daily ScheduleM, T, Th, F: 7:45 am - 3:12 pm
W: 7:45 am - 2:08 pm
Bilingual ServicesNo
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College and CareerACT/SAT Prep CoursesCollege 60%College Tours
SportsBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsCheerleadingCross Country, BoysCross Country, GirlsDancePom-Pon / SpiritSoccerSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsTrack and Field, BoysTrack and Field, GirlsVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, GirlsWrestling
ArtsArt ClubArt StudioChoir/ChorusCreative WritingDanceDramaDrawingFigure DrawingFilm and VideoFine and Performing ArtsFundamentals/Theory of MusicGuitarHip-Hop Dance / Modern DanceMixed MediaMusicMusicalsOrigamiPaintingPerforming ArtsPhotographyPiano/KeyboardRock BandSketchingStudent Leadership and Performing Arts AcademyTalent ShowTheaterVisual ArtsYearbook
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Health and WellnessCrisis Intervention ServicesTargeted Interventions
ScholasticAdvanced Placement (6)Bilingual SupportBook/Reading ClubChess TeamChicago History FairCTE - EngineeringDebate TeamEnvironmental ClubExpanded Library Service HoursFreshmen On-PaceHomework Club/Study GroupJournalism ClubLearning LabMath TeamMayor Daley’s Book ClubNewspaperPoetry Club / WorkshopsScience ClubTechnology ClubTutoringVirtual Learning/Online CoursesWriters Workshop
Life and LeadershipActivism/Social Impact ClubsBoys/Girls Student ClubsLeaders ProgramMentoring for Boys/GirlsMikva ChallengeModel UNPeace CirclesPeer JuryPeer MentorsRestorative JusticeService Learning/Community Volunteer ProgramStudent AmbassadorsStudent Council/Government
Parents and Community8-9th Grade Transition WorkshopsComputer/Technology WorkshopsFamily BreakfastsFamily NightsField TripMeeting Space For Parent Groups
Other(Not Available)