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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School is an above average, public school located in Chicago, IL. It has 1,067 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 23% in reading.
2111 W 47th St
Chicago, IL 60609
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About Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School...
School District
Chicago Public Schools

Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
23%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1060
211 responses
Average ACT
19
116 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$35,381
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$817
National
$949
Median Home Value
$137,097
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    33%
  • Talent shows. spirit day, dances, field day
    31%
  • Pep rallies
    13%
  • Sporting events
    10%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Student led events
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,067
Free or Reduced Lunch
93%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
54.5%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,409/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses

Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School Reviews

107 reviews
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Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School was a fantastic experience! The counselors and teachers are very helpful and accessible. Multiple academic programs are offered that challenge students and give college credit (Advanced Placement courses, International Baccalaureate program, etc.). There are many great extracurricular activities. Personally, I was given the opportunity to play football (one of the most expensive sports for a school) for the first time in my life. In addition, the youth inside of the teaching staff is refreshing and allow students to relate to their teachers more. The support teachers provide their students with is incredible (office hours, email availability, alternative assignments for students without computers/printers, etc.). The only reason my rating is 4 stars instead of 5 is because the counselors heavily push students toward 4-year universities and almost completely disregard community college as an option. Overall, I am glad I chose BOYCP.
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Back of the Yards high school is amazing. My last four years here have been wonderful. My teachers are kind, caring, understanding, fun, funny, outgoing, and the list can go on forever. You feel like you belong your very first day there. Having been around for only six years and having exceptional athletics teams and academics is incredible. Back of the Yards cheer team are back to back City champs. The Wrestling team and Soccer have won regionals, and the dance team have gone to City and State! Even our robotics team went to City! Our clubs and sports teams are great, what can I say. We have career programs and a P.E Senior Leadership class. Our school is beautiful inside and still relatively new! I'm so proud to have been apart of this school.
Back of The Yards College Prep was a very accepting school, and provided me with so many opportunities. I participated in sports and clubs and I learned so much there. I was allowed to grow and develop my skills. There is no other school I would recommend as highly as this one!