General Education

Noble Street - Gary Comer College Prep


Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

7131 S South Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL  60619

(773) 729-3969
Gary Comer Middle School and Gary Comer High School offer a college prep education for students in grades 6-12. Our scholars start early on their path toward our common goal of developing well-rounded and successful college graduates with exceptional strength of character.

Our scholars are engaged in an academically-challenging curriculum designed to accelerate their learning from any beginning level to the skill set and mindset needed to succeed at the college level. Our partnership with the Gary Comer Youth Center empowers the Comer to College initiative, a supplemental program that provides extensive resources for college access and success. Through this program, our scholars receive mentoring and support starting from 6th grade and continuing through college graduation.

With the support of the Gary Comer Youth Center we offer our scholars numerous extracurricular activities and sports programs from 6th grade through the varsity level. Summer programming and enrichment are also readily available.
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 Track82%
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 Score945
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 Rates81%
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 Rates88%
College Readiness37%
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 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 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?Strong
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations?Neutral
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 size25
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 Enrollment1191
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 96.7%
American Indian / Alaskan .084000000000000005%
Asian .084000000000000005%
Hispanic 2.4%
Pacific Islander .084000000000000005%
White 0%
Two or More Races .25%
Black 97.4%
Hispanic 2.3%
Other 0.4%
Black 95.9%
Hispanic 3.7%
Other 0.4%
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
ProgramsGeneral Education
Application RequirementsStudents currently enrolled in the school's eighth grade will have a deadline to submit their intent to enroll in ninth grade if they wish to remain at the school.

Students who are not currently enrolled in the school are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: sibling, proximity, general.

How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at
Selections(Not Available)
Grades Served6 - 12
Daily ScheduleSchool Hours: 8:15 am - 4:05 pm
HS Freshman Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bilingual ServicesYes
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College and CareerACT/SAT Prep CoursesCollege 90%College Tours
SportsBaseballBaseball, BoysBasketballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsCheerleadingCross CountryCross Country, BoysCross Country, GirlsDouble DutchDrill TeamFlag FootballFootballGirls on the RunGirls on TrackMajorettesRugbyRunningSoftballSoftball, GirlsStep DanceTrack and FieldTrack and Field, BoysTrack and Field, GirlsVolleyballVolleyball, GirlsWrestling
ArtsArt StudioBand/OrchestraChoir/ChorusDanceDramaDrawingFashionFilm and VideoModern/Hip-Hop DanceMusicalsPaintingPercussionPlays/ActingStep DanceStep TeamTalent ShowTech CrewTheater
Media(Not Available)
STEMRoboticsTech crew
Health and WellnessCrisis Intervention ServicesNutrition Program
ScholasticAcademic BowlAdvanced PlacementAgricultural EducationCity YearCollege and Career AcademyCollege Prep Math and ScienceCulinaryCulinary ClassesDebate TeamDramaFine and Performing ArtsHomework Club/Study GroupHomework HelpHumanitiesInformation TechnologyMathletesMedical and Health CareersPerforming ArtsPoetry ClubSpeech TeamStudent Leadership and Performing Arts AcademySummer SchoolSupplemental Educational Services (SES) TutoringTutoringWorld Language and International StudiesYearbook
Life and LeadershipMentoring for Boys/GirlsMock TrialNational Honor SocietyPeer MentorsService Learning/Community Volunteer ProgramStudent AmbassadorsStudent Council/Government
Parents and CommunityFamily NightsMeeting Space For Parent GroupsParent Advisory/GroupParent Advocacy
OtherAcademic BowlCatamounts CareChess ClubChess TeamComer ChoraliersDrama ClubGardening ClubGary Comer Youth Center ProgramsJournalism ClubRobotics ClubSouth Shore Drill TeamSteppers Step TeamTech CrewUpward BoundYoung Entrepeneurs