B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Air Force Academy High School is a public school located in Chicago, IL. It has 327 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 17% in reading.
Address
3630 S Wells St
Chicago, IL 60609
Telephone
(773) 535-1590
Website

Air Force Academy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
17%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
950
19 responses
Average ACT
21
62 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$50,434
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$987
National
$949
Median Home Value
$225,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Community Service
    20%
  • Talent Show
    20%
  • Drill Competition
    16%
  • Marching in parades
    16%
  • School Fundraiser Dances
    12%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Culture celebration performances
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
327
Free or Reduced Lunch
84%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,599
Teachers in First/Second Year
33.3%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,765/ year
National
$12,239
53%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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Air Force is a school that opens a lot of doors for incoming freshmens even current high school students for an example, starting with colleges, being ranked or even attending a military school gives you a lot of credit and acknowledgment when applying to colleges. Even when applying for scholarships most teens that attend at Air Force Academy high school get more recognition by just being a child of a veteran. To continue, Air Force Academy high school is a very good school to learn and cope with other people and helping teens get into a college that they deserve.
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The things I liked about Air Force Academy High School are the connections between the students and staff memebers, and the military discipline. The things I would like to see change are; the teaching strategies of the instructors, more disciplinary actions, and the food quality.
While attending Air Force Academy High School I have been given many academic as well as leadership opportunities. As a junior, I currently have a 4.0 GPA. To some students the curriculum is not as rigorous but to others it may. Our teachers and staff always try their very best to assist us in what they can. There is some parent involvement but not as much. Overall, Air Force Academy High School is a great school to attend.