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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Chicago Academy High School is a public school located in Chicago, IL. It has 548 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.
3400 N Austin Ave
Chicago, IL 60634
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Chicago Academy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
990
142 responses
Average ACT
22
97 responses
AP Enrollment
18%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$63,049
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$987
National
$949
Median Home Value
$269,671
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
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 61 responses
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  • Pep rallies
    21%
  • Spirit week
    20%
  • Friday X-Day
    16%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Final Friday X-Day
    7%
  • cultural assemblies
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
548
Free or Reduced Lunch
81%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,651
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
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
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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I am a freshman at Chicago Academy, something that I like about this high school is the diversity that there is.There are little over 550 students here it is a small school but there is so much to learn from each other and teach each other and another thing that is good about this school how organized they are,the students are the ones that plan most events here at Chicago Academy.There are many clubs here the students can also create clubs if there is not a club that they are interested in,for example, some clubs that are here at Chicago Academy are the “Cougars in action”,”National Honors Society” “Student Council” and many more! Chicago Academy is like "Home away from home" everyone is so kind here everyone gets along and you can effortlessly make friends here.
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Chicago Academy High School is a public high school. My experience in this school these past few year these past few years have been very good. My freshman year I attended a different school bu then I realized I did not feel comfortable in the other schools environment. I decided to transfer and come to Chicago Academy. I knew this school was the right fit for me because it was a small school. The first thing I noticed when I came to this school was how diverse it was. This was a good thing becasue it is nice to learn about life from different perspectives. The school is safe there has not been any big problems and the securities are great. There is somewhat a variety of sports, if there is not a specific sport, students take it upon themselves to gather up team members with the support of the teachers. The teachers are kind and respectful. They help any student with what they need and it shows that they try for every single of their students to be successful.
Chicago Academy High School is a very good high school. Everything here is great from teachers to clubs and athletics to the diversity of students that attend this school, it's all amazing. One of the things that I love most is that the teachers here are always trying their hardest to make you the best versions of yourself, which is something that I personally haven't seen at any of my previous schools. You can tell they genuinely care about you being able to succeed and do what you want to do with your life, and as long as you give them the effort, they will do whatever they can for you whenever you need help. There isn't really a lot of things here at Chicago Academy to complain about, but one thing that I would like to see change is the field we have outside. Don't get me wrong, it's a pretty decent field, but over the years you can tell it's just been beaten up weather it be from the sports played on it or by the nasty weather.