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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Catalyst Maria Charter School is a public, charter school located in Chicago, IL. It has 1,100 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 41 to 1. According to state test scores, 10% of students are at least proficient in math and 15% in reading.
Address
6727 S California Av
Chicago, IL 60629
Telephone
(773) 993-1770
Website
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Catalyst Maria Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
15%
Percent Proficient - Math
10%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
980
142 responses
Average ACT
18
141 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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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
    C-
Median Household Income
$35,918
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$886
National
$949
Median Home Value
$130,710
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
61%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
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  • Pep Rally
    24%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • College Colloquium
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Christmas Chant
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    9%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,100
Free or Reduced Lunch
95%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
41:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
20%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 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
$15,924/ year
National
$12,239
52%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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Catalyst Maria Charter School Reviews

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My experience at Catalyst Maria was overall a positive one. Although, I had several ups and downs with both the students and faculty and staff, I can honestly say they care about the quality of education that you receive. Things have changed drastically since Iv'e graduated; however, I still believe they hold true to their core values. I was also fortunate enough to receive a full tuition scholarship to a private liberal arts school because of a program offered by Catalyst.
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My experience at catalyst maria was great. The school teachers are good they are understanding. The students in this school are my best friends. At catalyst maria is fun, exciting, quiet. My Senior Seminar teacher she is helping me make sure that I am passing all my classes. And applying to colleges. My teacher helps me a lot. Some of these teachers understand what I through and what i have struggled. this school understands me. When you graduate from this school you might want to come back and visit this school. But this school will change your life, and help you.
When I first got to Catalyst Maria I thought that it would be a terrible school to attend because I didn't know anybody there. Then once months passed by I made so many friends and was I had good grades. I started to take Honors classes, but I thought that I wasn't going to be able to take on the challenge. Throughout my four years of being in Honors classes it is a challenge because your being expected to learn more things at a higher level. Now that I'm a Senior I feel that this school put me through challenges and obstacles to succeed.