Early College STEM School

Clark Academic Prep


Deadline for Application: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

5101 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL  60644

(773) 534-6250
Clark is an Early College Science, Technology, Engineering and Math School (ECSS), which enables students to earn both a high school diploma and college credits. Cisco is Clark’s ECSS partner.
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 Track90%
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 Score825
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 Rates78%
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 Rates79%
College Readiness9%
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 Mobility13%
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 Attendance89%
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?Neutral
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?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 Enrollment525
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?
Other 0.2%
Black 96.6%
American Indian / Alaskan .1905%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 3.2%
Pacific Islander 0%
White 0%
Two or More Races 0%
Black 97.6%
Hispanic 2.2%
Black 99.8%
Hispanic 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
NetworkNetwork 15
School TypeMagnet
ProgramsEarly College STEM School
Application RequirementsEligible students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: sibling, proximity, tiers.

How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
SelectionsGeneral Education and 504 Plan students: Minimum percentile of 24 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP.
Grades Served9 - 12
Daily ScheduleSchool Hours: 7:45 am - 3:09 pm
Bilingual ServicesNo
Learn Morehttp://iirc.niu.edu/School.aspx?schoolid=150162990250827
College and CareerACT/SAT Prep CoursesCareer DevelopmentCareer/Job TrainingCollege 80%College Tours
Sports16 Inch SoftballBaseballBaseball, BoysBaseball, GirlsBasketballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsBowling, BoysBowling, GirlsCheerleadingConditioning and FitnessCross CountryCross Country, BoysCross Country, GirlsDanceExerciseFootballGirls on TrackPom-Pon / SpiritRunningSoftballSoftball, BoysSwimmingSwimming, BoysSwimming, GirlsTrack and FieldTrack and Field, BoysTrack and Field, GirlsVolleyballVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, GirlsWater PoloWater Polo, BoysWrestling
ArtsBandBand/OrchestrachorusClay CreationsConstruction and ArchitectureCrochetDanceDrawingFine and Performing ArtsGraphic DesignModern/Hip-Hop DanceMosaicsPaintingRhythm GroupTalent ShowWeb DesignWeekend Enrichment
MediaInformation TechnologyMedia Center
STEM(Not Available)
Health and WellnessCrisis Intervention ServicesTargeted InterventionsWorkshops/Classes
ScholasticAdvanced PlacementAdvanced Placement (4)AP English Literature and CompositionAP PsychologyAP United States HistoryBook/Reading ClubBusinessCareer and Technical Education ProgramsCISCO Networking ITCollege Prep Math and ScienceConstruction and ArchitectureDebateDebate TeamFreshmen On-PaceInformation TechnologyJournalism ClubPoetry ClubScience ClubSmaller Learning CommunitySpanish 1-2Spanish 1-3Spanish 1-4Spanish ISummer SchoolSupplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring
Life and LeadershipAdvancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)Mentoring for Boys/GirlsPeace CirclesPeer JuryPeer MentorsRestorative JusticeService Learning/Community Volunteer ProgramStudent AmbassadorsStudent Council/GovernmentStudent GovernmentUMOJA Student Development Corporation
Parents and Community8-9th Grade Transition WorkshopsCommunity ServiceConflict ResolutionEnrichment ClassesFamily Counseling/Support GroupField TripMeeting Space For Parent GroupsParent Advisory/GroupParent AdvocacyParent PatrolParenting ClassesPeace CirclesSafe PassageSelf-Esteem WorkshopsSupporting your Student Workshops/Programs
Other(Not Available)