CTE - Lottery

Austin Business and Entrepreneurship

Career Academy

231 N Pine Ave
Chicago, IL  60644

(773) 534-6316
Austin Business and Entrepreneurship aims to develop 21st century skills, enabling students to become critical thinkers, productive citizens and business leaders who will invest in their local and global communities.
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 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 ACT Score14.50
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 Rates51%
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 Rates51%
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 Mobility24%
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 Attendance88%
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.
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities?Neutral
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?Weak
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?Very Weak
School Fit
Avg Class size12
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 Enrollment129
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 96.9%
Hispanic 2.1%
Other 1%
Black 96.9%
Hispanic 2.1%
Other 1%
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 3
School TypeCareer Academy
ProgramsCTE - Lottery
Application RequirementsStudents are randomly selected by computerized lottery. Preference is given to students with percentiles of 24 and above on the NWEA MAP in reading and math. A total of 30% of the seats will be made available to attendance area applicants.

Students with IEPs and EL students: Preference is given to students with NWEA MAP percentiles that equal 48 and above.

Note: Repeating 8th graders and students pushed into 8th grade from 6th grade due to age requirements qualify for selection but will be placed in a lower preference group.

Business (Accounting & Entrepreneurship)


CTE - College and Career Academies application Download at cps.edu (click “Apply”)
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily ScheduleHS Freshman Hours: 8:00 am - 3:08 pm
School Hours: 9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Bilingual ServicesNo
Learn Morehttp://illinoisreportcard.com/School.aspx?schoolId=150162990250839
College and CareerACT/SAT Prep CoursesBusiness DivasBusiness Professionals of AmericaCareer/Job TrainingCollege 50%College ToursEntrpreneurshipVirtual Enterprises International (global business simulation)
SportsBaseball, BoysBasketballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsCheerleadingCross Country, BoysCross Country, GirlsFootballGirls on TrackPom-Pon / SpiritSoftballSoftball, GirlsSwimming, BoysTrack and Field, BoysVolleyballVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, GirlsWrestling
ArtsArt StudioDanceDrawingHip-Hop Dance / Modern DancePaintingPeer JuryPhotographyTheater
MediaBroadcast, RadioFilm and Video
STEM(Not Available)
Health and WellnessCrisis Intervention ServicesSchool-based Health CentersTargeted Interventions
ScholasticAccountingAdvanced PlacementCTE - Career and Technical EducationDebate TeamSmaller Learning CommunitySummer SchoolSupplemental Educational Services (SES) TutoringVirtual Learning/Online Courses
Life and LeadershipBusinessBusiness & FinanceJunior AchievementMikva ChallengePeace CirclesPeer JuryRestorative JusticeService Learning/Community Volunteer ProgramStudent AmbassadorsStudent Council/Government
Parents and CommunityParent Advisory/GroupSafe PassageSafety Workshops
Other(Not Available)