General Education

Noble Street - UIC College Prep


Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

1231 S Damen Ave
Chicago, IL  60608

(312) 768-4858
UIC College Prep prepares students from under-resources communities to use their college degrees and careers to make a positive multi-generational change. Our goal is to prove a new possible and close the achievement gap with attention to results and a growth mindset. We aim for 100% of our seniors to be accepted into 4-year institutions, for all our scholars to have a strong post-secondary plan, and for our alumni to graduate from college at a rate which exceeds that of students from the highest income quartiles.

UIC College Prep students are committed to reaching their full potential and continue to set the bar high for academic achievement. Based on Spring 2016 ACT data for the class of 2017, UIC College Prep is proud to be the highest performing open-enrollment high school in Chicago, as well as one of the top 10 highest performing high schools in all Chicago Public Schools. UIC College Prep also is one of the top high schools in Chicago for college enrollment after high school, with over 95% of graduates enrolling in college each fall.
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 Track84%
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 Score1,056
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 Rates86%
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 Rates90%
College Readiness67%
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 Mobility3%
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 Attendance93%
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?Very 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?Strong
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school?Neutral
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 Enrollment932
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 30.3%
American Indian / Alaskan .32190000000000002%
Asian 3.1120000000000001%
Hispanic 64.3%
Pacific Islander .10730000000000001%
White 1.2%
Two or More Races .43%
Hispanic 64.0%
Black 30.5%
Asian 3.3%
White 1.3%
Other 0.9%
Hispanic 67.3%
Black 26.1%
Asian 3.5%
White 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
School TypeCharter
ProgramsGeneral Education
Application RequirementsStudents are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: sibling, proximity, general.

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Grades Served9 - 12
Daily ScheduleSchool Hours: 8:00 am - 3:35 pm
Bilingual ServicesYes
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