Urban Prep - Bronzeville


Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

521 E 35th St
Chicago, IL  60616

(773) 624-3444
Chicago's first and only charter high school designed for young men, Urban Prep offers small class sizes, diverse athletic programs, positive role models and a focus on college admission and success.

Urban Prep is a free public-charter high school. Among our stellar teaching team is the largest percentage of Black male educators in the city of Chicago, who provide our students with positive and inspiring male role models.

Urban Prep's mission is to provide a comprehensive, high-quality college preparatory education to young men that results in our graduates succeeding in college.

100% of Urban Prep graduates have been admitted to college. Our first-year college enrollment rate is 91%, and the persistence rate is 73%. All of which outpace the national average for Black males.
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 Score17.00
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 Rates82%
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 Rates75%
College Readiness18%
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 Attendance91%
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?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?Very Weak
School Fit
Avg Class size19
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 Enrollment317
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 97.8%
Hispanic 0.9%
Other 1.3%
Black 98.3%
Hispanic 1.2%
Other 0.5%
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 9
School TypeCharter
Application RequirementsStudents are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: sibling, general.

If the school receives more applications than there are seats available, students are randomly selected through a computerized lottery. Priority is given to siblings of students enrolled in the campus.
SelectionsEligibility Requirements

How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bilingual ServicesNo
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