Health Science

Richard T Crane Medical Prepatory HS


2245 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL  60612

(773) 534-7192
Richard T. Crane (RTC) Medical Preparatory High School is a magnet high school that will meet the growing demand for medical professionals by preparing a diverse student body to go on to the best colleges and universities. RTC's college preparatory curriculum includes rigorous science and mathematics sequence and competitive dual enrollment and Advanced Placement courses. RTC Med Prep students have the opportunity to participate in an innovative four-year health sciences program, which provides students with practical learning experiences under the supervision and guidance of health professionals.
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 Track86%
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 Score925
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 Rates87%
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 Rates88%
College Readiness31%
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 Attendance91%
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 size30
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 Enrollment433
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 73.400000000000006%
American Indian / Alaskan .23089999999999999%
Asian .92400000000000004%
Hispanic 24%
Pacific Islander .23089999999999999%
White .7%
Two or More Races .46%
Black 72.2%
Hispanic 23.9%
Asian 1.2%
White 0.6%
Other 2.1%
Black 71.9%
Hispanic 26.1%
Asian 0.9%
White 0.7%
Other 0.4%
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
ProgramsHealth Science
Application RequirementsStudents are selected through a computerized lottery. The rst seats are offered to eligible applicants who are siblings of students who are currently enrolled, and who will be still enrolled, in the school in the 2016-2017 school year. Sibling preference will only be given if the application indicates that the student is applying as a sibling, and this information has been veri ed.

After the siblings are accommodated, the next 40% of the available seats are designated for students who live within the school’s proximity (a 2.5-mile radius of the school). After the proximity students are accommodated, the remaining seats are distributed evenly among the four tiers, and the seats are lled by computerized lottery.
SelectionsMinimum 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.

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Grades Served9 - 12
Daily Schedule8:45 am - 4:15 pm
Bilingual ServicesNo
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