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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Chicago High School for the Arts is a highly rated, public school located in Chicago, IL. It has 601 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 60 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
About Chicago High School for the Arts...
School District
Chicago Public Schools
Address
2714 W Augusta Blvd
Chicago, IL 60622
Telephone
(773) 534-9710
Website

Chicago High School for the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1050
74 responses
Average ACT
23
103 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$40,543
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$956
National
$949
Median Home Value
$203,491
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responses
Report
  • Performances
    32%
  • Visual Arts/ Sculpture (ceramics)
    23%
  • Advisory
    13%
  • Rap Battles,
    13%
  • Ballet shows
    10%
  • Dance Offs
    7%
  • Homecoming
    1%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
601
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
60:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.4%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
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
47%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Chicago High School for the Arts Reviews

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It was honestly the most fantastic experience of my life! If i had the choice to go there again I would definitely take up the opportunity to do so. The staff was always helpful and great with the students. We all got along and helped keep each other motivated. It definitely had it's challenges considering the long school hours and occasionally the after school work put into making our creative ambitions become a reality. However it was honestly all worth it because it has shaped us to be disciplined, balanced and lead rigorous lifestyles so that we may accomplish our most highest desires. I hope to one day come back with a Teachers degree to help the school carry out it's goal in giving students affordable support towards their dreams.
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I'm currently a senior Visual Artist, and I have to say the Visual Arts program here is phenomenal! I've improved so much as an artist since freshman year, and now I'm preparing myself for applying to an arts college. The college counselor we have is the greatest and she truly cares about the students well being. The community at ChiArts is incredibly diverse and fun, and we are all very accepting of each other as a school. Every year, we have student-run performances such as the Black Culture Showcase, Hispanic culture showcase, Asian American Show, and the LGBTQA+ pride show as well. We don't have sports except for a gym class, but our gym teacher is so cool. Most teachers are great except for a few exceptions, but that's any school.
ChiArts is a magnificent performing arts high school that trains their student of a college level in both academics and conservatory wise. ChiArts provides many opportunities for the students attending by hiring well known artists to educate. The support system at ChiArts is very strong my personal experience was absolutely phenomenal because I was able to grow in numerous amount of ways in my dance and academic career because I was pushed to work hard and efficiently to create the best version of myself. They have very great faculty members who have gone to school to get their degrees to show that it is possible to achieve anything. I feel that ChiArts really prepared me for college, and because our courses at ChiArts were on a college prep level I was challenged before the big challenge and that is actual college. It's truly amazing to feel very prepared for that next large step in my life. College here I come thanks to Chicago High School for the Arts.