Agricultural Sciences

Chicago HS for Agricultural Sciences


Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

3857 W 111th St
Chicago, IL  60655

(773) 535-2500
Chicago Ag provides opportunities for diverse students from across the city to study agriculture, develop marketable skills and college level competencies and, as graduates, transform the image of urban agriculture.
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 SAT Score1,031
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 Rates83%
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 Rates84%
College Readiness53%
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 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 Attendance89%
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?Neutral
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?Neutral
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 size22
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 Enrollment768
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 44%
American Indian / Alaskan .78129999999999999%
Asian .26%
Hispanic 17.600000000000001%
Pacific Islander .13020000000000001%
White 35.299999999999997%
Two or More Races 1.95%
Black 42.3%
White 36.1%
Hispanic 18.3%
Other 3.2%
Asian 0.1%
Black 41.6%
White 36.9%
Hispanic 18.1%
Other 3.1%
Asian 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
School TypeMagnet
ProgramsAgricultural Sciences
Application RequirementsEligible students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: sibling, proximity, tiers.

How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at
SelectionsGeneral Education and 504 Plan students: Minimum 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.
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Bilingual ServicesYes
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ScholasticAcademic DecathlonAcademic OlympicsAdvanced PlacementAdvanced Placement (3)Agricultural EducationAgricultural SciencesAP English Literature and CompositionAP Human GeographyChess TeamChicago History FairCollege Prep Math and ScienceCTE - Agricultural EducationCTE - Agricultural Finance & EconomicsCTE - Agricultural Mechanics & TechnologyCTE - Animal ScienceCTE - Food ScienceCTE - Horticultural ScienceCTE Agricultural EducationCTE Agricultural Finance and EconomicsCTE Agricultural Mechanics and TechnologyCTE Animal ScienceCTE Food ScienceCTE Horticulture ScienceDebateDebate TeamDual Credit BiologyDual Credit English 101Dual Credit Math 118
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