B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
2957 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Telephone
(773) 534-5979
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Alcott Humanities High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
10%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
21
35 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Volley ball games
    34%
  • Get schooled event
    22%
  • Basketball games
    16%
  • Soccer games
    13%
  • Debate
    9%
  • Dance,chior
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
272
Free or Reduced Lunch
81%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,765/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Alcott Humanities High School Reviews

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Alcott is a small school, so I really like that you can have strong connections with your teachers and you're not just another face in the crowd. It is also very open to new ideas, so students can create their own clubs so long as the students are committed and it's within the school budget. One thing I wish is that the school was more organized and on top of their game. Sometimes it feels like the students and teachers have to do a lot of what administration should be doing. Admin needs to step up their game when it comes to spreading the word and raising money for the school. Otherwise, Alcott is pretty amazing. There are diverse people and cultures, and it feels like a tight-knit community.
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I am a Senior at Alcott Humanities High School. I have attended the school throughout my educational career, and I can say that from the time I've spent here it was an overall great experience. The teachers at the high school go far and beyond to make sure that every student is well prepared to attend college. They spend hours upon hours not only during school hours but after too to assist, help and tutor when its needed. Not only is the staff amazing but it's a small school. Since, Alcott is such a small high school it makes it possible to create such a close knit community that is just like a family. The school is great in many ways but there are some things that could be improved. For example the sports. Being a small school restricts the types of sports available to the students, therefore, not having that wide of a variety. Alcott is overall a great diverse and academic focused place to go to school.
I wouldn't change the experience of attending Alcott College Prep as my high-school because the school knew exactly which areas as far as academics, I was able to handle. Not having confidence in myself in math and science classes though I did happen to land myself in the difficult area of math and science versus other students. Not to say who is better ,because I could not even beliee the teachers thought I was even ready for such challenges. Moreover , I wound up passing math and science successfully enough where I did not have to take summer classes or did not receive the chance the graduate.