University of Chicago Woodlawn Campus


Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

6420 S University Ave
Chicago, IL  60637

(773) 752-8101
UChicago Charter – Woodlawn Campus cultivates students' innate ability to imagine, analyze, and create so that they become innovative agents of positive change in an increasingly technological and global community.

Woodlawn 100% college acceptance five consecutive years in a row. Highest college persistence, any non-selective high school. Woodlawn offers rich and rigorous curriculum, including Logic Engineering, Computer Science, and AP courses. Strong scholarship record including Posse Foundation,Gates Millennium,University of Chicago. University of Chicago partnerships and unique resources. Dedicated college office with alumni network. Alumni attend Stanford,University of Chicago,Oberlin,UIUC, University of Missouri,Howard just to name a few. Woodlawn has diverse extracurriculars and enrichment, including football,basketball, dance,fine arts, exploratory learning. Integrated Woodlawn Middle and High School Campus.Pre-K to 12 Superhighway UChicago Charter School

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 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 Score891
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 Rates70%
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 Rates77%
College Readiness19%
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 Mobility7%
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 Attendance94%
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?Strong
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?Weak
School Fit
Avg Class size(Not Available)
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 Enrollment625
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 97.6%
American Indian / Alaskan .16%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 1.1000000000000001%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 0%
Two or More Races .32%
Black 97.6%
Hispanic 1.3%
Other 1.1%
White 0.0%
Black 98.1%
Hispanic 1%
Other 0.8%
White 0.2%
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
Application RequirementsStudents are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: students currently enrolled in University of Chicago Woodlawn, sibling, proximity, general.

If the school receives more applications than there are seats available, students are randomly selected through a computerized lottery. Priority is given to students currently enrolled in the campus who wish to continue, to siblings of students enrolled in the campus and to students who reside within the school’s attendance boundary.
SelectionsApplication Requirements

How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at
Grades Served6 - 12
Daily Schedule8:00 am - 3:40 pm
Bilingual ServicesNo
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College and CareerACT/SAT Prep CoursesCollege 80%College Tours
SportsBasketballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsFlag FootballFootballPom-Pon / SpiritSoftballStep DanceTrack and FieldVolleyballVolleyball, Girls
ArtsHip Hop Dance ClubHip-Hop Dance / Modern DancePoetry ClubTheaterYearbook
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Health and WellnessCrisis Intervention ServicesHealth Curriculum UtilizedNutrition ProgramTargeted InterventionsWorkshops/Classes
ScholasticCollege Prep Math and ScienceCommunity SchoolComputer Science ClubDebatePerforming ArtsPre-EngineeringSupplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring
Life and LeadershipMentoring for Boys/GirlsPeer MentorsRestorative JusticeStudent Council/GovernmentUMOJA Student Development Corporation
Parents and CommunityCommunity ServiceFamily Counseling/Support GroupFamily NightsParent Advisory/GroupSafe PassageTransition to College Workshops
OtherCollege Prep Math and ScienceCommunity SchoolPre-Engineering