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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 1,043 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 28% in reading.
About Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School...
School District
Chicago Public Schools
Address
2111 W 47th St
Chicago, IL 60609
Telephone
(773) 535-7320
Website
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Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1060
179 responses
Average ACT
19
115 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$34,007
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$810
National
$949
Median Home Value
$125,074
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
85%
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 37 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    32%
  • Talent shows. spirit day, dances, field day
    32%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Sporting events
    11%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Student led events
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,043
Free or Reduced Lunch
97%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
54.5%
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 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
$15,924/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses

Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School Reviews

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My experience at Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School has been unforgettable in both good and stressful ways. Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School has prepared me academically and mentally for the real world. As we are located on the south side and on a low income community, we aren't offered the best resources, many may even doubt us because of where we are located but our teachers and staff members will no doubt do everything they can to make sure we get the best type of education we deserve. Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School has a family like environment and I do not regret being a part of the Bobcat family.
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The teachers are wonderful as they make themselves accessible to the students. If you are looking for a school that takes pride in their students and their successes, this is your fit!
Being in the school has pushed me for the better! I fell in love with a sport I would've never joined if it wasn't for an announcement I heard in my freshman orientation. Besides falling in love with swimming I made friends that I am proud to call family. In my ups and downs, I always know they'll have my back. I do wish my school had more available programs or classes. The school is new so it's understandable. My sophomore year, I had the opportunity to take an AP history class which I was extremely proud of. I would've taken another class if there was any available.