Law and Public Safety

Legal Prep


Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

4319 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL  60612

(773) 922-7800
Legal Prep is Chicago’s first and only legal-themed high school, preparing students for college and life through the development of critical thinking, problem solving, advocacy and communication skills.

The mission of Legal Prep is to use its unique law themed curriculum and culture of high expectations to cultivate compassion, self-motivation, and reflection in young adults who will prepared to succeed at outstanding four-year colleges and universities.

Legal Prep strives to ensure that our students have a rounded and supportive high school experience in an enriching educational environment and that all students gain exposure to a variety of professional environments, colleges, and career paths. Our students will use their academy and civic education to grow in their professional careers, be advocates for disadvantaged communities, and positively impact our society.
Academic Performance
School LevelLevel 2+
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 Track83%
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 Score873
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 Rates68%
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 Rates69%
College Readiness13%
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 Mobility17%
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 Attendance87%
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?Neutral
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?Strong
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging?Very Strong
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement?Neutral
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence?Neutral
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school?Weak
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 Enrollment345
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 99.4%
American Indian / Alaskan .28989999999999999%
Asian 0%
Hispanic .3%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 0%
Two or More Races 0%
Black 99.3%
Other 0.7%
Black 99.3%
Hispanic 0.7%
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 TypeCharter
ProgramsLaw and Public Safety
Application RequirementsStudents are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conduced in the following order: sibling, general.

How to Apply
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Selections(Not Available)
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule8:00 AM-3:11 PM
Bilingual ServicesNo
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