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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
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Benito Juarez Community Academy is a public school located in Chicago, IL. It has 1,590 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 7% of students are at least proficient in math and 13% in reading.
About Benito Juarez Community Academy...
School District
Chicago Public Schools
Address
2150 S Laflin St
Chicago, IL 60608
Telephone
(773) 534-7030
Website

Benito Juarez Community Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
13%
Percent Proficient - Math
7%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
950
143 responses
Average ACT
19
189 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$42,673
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$878
National
$949
Median Home Value
$216,522
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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.51 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.51 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 114 responses
Report
  • Basketball/Soccer Games
    27%
  • Football games
    19%
  • Softball
    11%
  • Water Polo Games
    9%
  • School spirit, and jewelry club.
    9%
  • Photography
    5%
  • Wrestling tournaments
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,590
Free or Reduced Lunch
97%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.53 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.53 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.53 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.2%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.73 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.73 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.73 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,924/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.89 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.89 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.89 responses
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As a current Senior student, I can gladly leave the school knowing that it has become better and better throughout the years. I believe that the school policies aren't too strict but they are still enforced. The teachers here are excellent at connecting with their students. The after school, extracurricular activities and clubs are a wide range. You will most definitely get to meet people with the same interests as you. If something you are interested in isn't a club you're allowed to create the club by speaking to your counselor about it. Speaking of counselors, they are also great at giving advice whether it be a personal problem or a school-related situation.
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In my four years of high school, I felt like I was not prepared for college. My senior year, my counselor was always busy. I was an straight A's student, but the weight of these grades were almost nothing. The grading system in this school is too easy and does not prepare students for college. I could've done better, I should've done better. That is why I rank this school average. You make what you make of your high school years. They could improve and change their system. The IB program in this school, seems to be the only priority they have.
I like everything about this school, there’s many activities and events that students can get involved with. There’s many people you can count on and it’s just very fun to meet new people. The teachers are really great and they try to help you with anything they can. There’s definitely a lot of people you can count on here. Being senior year I am very sad to be leaving, but excited to start a new chapter in my life