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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
ASPIRA Schools is a public, charter school located in Chicago, IL. It has 1,134 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 18% in reading.
Address
1711 N California
Chicago, IL 60647
Telephone
(773) 252-0970

ASPIRA Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
18%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1010
31 responses
Average ACT
19
43 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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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
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
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
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Talent show
    42%
  • Art Gallery
    33%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • None, it's a waste of resources and time.
    8%
  • Prep rally
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,134
Free or Reduced Lunch
96%
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,411
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,765/ year
National
$12,239
16%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
5%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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I love the Aspira Culture. You can see how hard teachers work in order for their students to be successful. Although sometimes administration and teachers have disagreements, we always work together in order to secure students college readiness and success."Once an Aspirante, always and Aspirante".
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I was only at Aspira Early College for one year, but from what I could tell the school was good. The teachers that I met all seemed to be very nice and caring people that enjoyed teaching their students. If there is one thing that I could change about the school it would be that the individuals hiring teachers would see the value of the teachers that they have within their school system.
My experience here has been great. Staff is welcoming. Student wise, it could be better, I guess it's because of the neighborhood Olney Charter High School is in. Security is heavy. Academics are taken serious but I feel could be more challenged.