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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Amundsen High School is a public, magnet school located in Chicago, IL. It has 1,166 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 16% in reading.

Amundsen High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
16%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1040
228 responses
Average ACT
21
178 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$72,861
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,152
National
$949
Median Home Value
$343,085
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 87 responses
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  • Pep rally
    23%
  • Senior acitivities
    22%
  • Spirit week
    15%
  • Earth Day
    14%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Spring Carnival
    3%
  • Girls soccer
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,166
Free or Reduced Lunch
86%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,696
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,924/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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I transferred into Amundsen High school from Chicago Math and Science Academy because of the opportunities I could be exposed to. Moving to Amundsen might have been the best choice I have made for my future. Upon admission to Amundsen I quickly joined the most rigorous program offered: the IB program. The school prides itself in college preparedness through this program. The school has become more diverse throughout my 4 years there and I believe under the leadership of Mrs. P. That things are looking pretty good. I was also able to become a 3 sport athlete with the amount of sports offered as well as clubs such as NHS and SAC. The only thing I would improve about Amundsen is more investments in the IB student population. Being an IB student, I would appreciate more seminars to get more works done and proper guidance through these time-consuming assignments.
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Amundsen is a very diverse place! There are people from all walks of life and interacting with these different people makes you more culturally sensitive and conscious. There are a plethora of classes, clubs, and programs you can do to and join to prepare you for college or to match your interest. The faculty and the administration are super helpful and cooperative with students and suggestions. It is a great school.
I love how culturally diverse Amundsen High School is. They do not only have in students from all around the world, but the cultures are presented and respected in events and everyday classes. You learn from the teacher provided material but you also learn from one another for personal experience of your classmates and guest speakers which I think is much more valuable than anything you can read. The school is quite small so you are not just a number in an enormous school. Teachers really know you and concentrate on pushing you to do your best. There are many engaging projects that teachers do with the students some of my favorites were the freshman huger walk and the junior dye running for a cause. I really recommend being in the offered International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme because of it the first year of college was not such a jump.