|School Level||Level 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 Track||73%|
|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 Score||17.70|
|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.|
|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 Rates||63%|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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?||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?||Weak|
|Avg Class size||23|
|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?|
|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?|
|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?|
|School Type||International Baccalaureate|
|Programs||CTE - Lottery Fine and Performing Arts IB|
|Application Requirements||Eligible students are selected on a point system. Points are based on NWEA MAP scores and 7th grade GPA. Students who live within the school's attendance boundary will be given 50 additional points. The school determines the minimum cutoff score for selections. Preference is given to students who meet the minimum eligibilty requirements, attend an Information Session, and are enrolled in the school’s Middle Years Programme partner, Edwards Elementary School.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
|Selections||General Education and 504 Plan students: Minimum percentile of 24 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP and minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade.
IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP and minimum 2.5 GPA in 7th grade.
Attendance is required at an Information Session for all eligible applicants.
|Grades Served||9 - 12|
|Daily Schedule||School Hours: 7:30 am - 3:40 pm|
|College and Career||ACT/SAT Prep CoursesBusiness Professionals of AmericaCareer DevelopmentCareer/Job TrainingCollege 60%College Tours|
|Sports||BaseballBaseball, BoysBaseball, GirlsBasketballBasketball, BoysBasketball, GirlsBowlingBowling, BoysBowling, GirlsCheerleadingCross CountryCross Country, BoysCross Country, GirlsDanceFast PitchFast-pitch Softball, GirlsFootballGolfGolf, BoysPom-Pon / SpiritSoccerSoccer, BoysSoccer, GirlsSoftballSoftball, BoysSoftball, GirlsSpecial OlympicsSwimmingSwimming, BoysSwimming, GirlsTrack and FieldTrack and Field, BoysTrack and Field, GirlsVolleyballVolleyball, BoysVolleyball, GirlsWater PoloWater Polo, BoysWater Polo, Gir|
|Arts||Art ClubArt StudioBand/OrchestraChoir/ChorusDanceDramaDrama ClubDrawingFilm and VideoFundamentals/Theory of MusicGraphic DesignGuitarImprovMedia and Production WorkshopsMixed MediaModern/Hip-Hop DanceMuralsMusic ClubMusicalsPercussionPiano/KeyboardPlays/ActingTalent ShowTheaterViolin/StringsWeb DesignWoodworkYearbook|
|Media||Broadcast TechnologyDigital MediaFilm and VideoGraphic DesignMedia and ProductionMixed MediaWeb Design|
|STEM||IT (Database Programming)IT (Game Programming)IT (Web Design)|
|Health and Wellness||Crisis Intervention ServicesHealth and Well-Being Workshops|
|Scholastic||Academic DecathlonAcademic OlympicsAccountingAdvanced PlacementAdvanced Placement (8)American Sign Language 1AP English Literature and CompositionAP Environmental ScienceAP Human GeographyAP PsychologyAP StatisticsAP United States HistoryArchitectural DesignAutomotive TechnologyBilingual SupportBook/Reading ClubBusinessBusiness & FinanceCareer and Technical Education ProgramsCarpentryChess TeamChicago History FairChildcare and Early Childhood EducationChineseChinese 1Chinese 2College and Career AcademyCulinaryCulinary and HospitalityCulinary ClassesDanceDatabase Programming ITDebate Team|
|Life and Leadership||Activism/Social Impact ClubsAdvancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)Boys/Girls Student ClubsEthnic ClubGay-Straight AllianceJROTCMikva ChallengeMock TrialModel UNPeace CirclesPeer JuryPeer MentorsRestorative JusticeService Learning/Community Volunteer ProgramStudent Council/GovernmentYoung Parent Supports|
|Parents and Community||Computer/Technology WorkshopsConflict ResolutionESL WorkshopsFinancial Literacy WorkshopsFitness ClassesHealth and Wellness Workshops/ProgramsMeeting Space For Parent GroupsNutrition WorkshopsParent Advisory/GroupParenting ClassesPeace CirclesSupporting your Student Workshops/Programs|