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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Chicago International Charter School is a public, charter school located in Chicago, IL. It has 8,404 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 19% of students are at least proficient in math and 24% in reading.
Address
11 E Adams St Ste600
Chicago, IL 60603
Telephone
(312) 651-5000
Website

Chicago International Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
950
47 responses
Average ACT
20
70 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$50,434
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$987
National
$949
Median Home Value
$225,200
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Pep Rally.
    21%
  • Basketball games.
    18%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Talent Show
    12%
  • Football games
    9%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,404
Free or Reduced Lunch
87%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,045
Teachers in First/Second Year
26.6%
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,765/ year
National
$12,239
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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Here at my school, they do the most so that they can prepare me for college. Also, teachers have amazing relationships with students. For example, my advisory is the best part of the day because we get to be ourselves the most during that period. Everyone at the school is treated with respect and always cared for, even if the student doesn't care that much. I really like my school because I met amazing people that guided me into making good decisions. Plus, the friends that I made are amazing because they care for me and always have a good time with me. Overall, I believe my school is one of the best schools in the city.
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My experience at CICS was very productive due to my high participation in extra curricular programs such as being President of Student Council, being able to bring my talents to our school events, and also being social among my peers. Without those attributes, my experience wouldn't have been so well developed. Coming in as a transfer student was very easygoing and allowed me to mature as a student and as a person. My personal connections to my teachers and staff helped me grow and recognize the social issues that were amongst the student body and staff. If I could change one thing about my experience would be to help create better programs and incentives for students who deserve them. I'd also change the structure of the ways the teachers interact with parents and students.
My experience at CICS all four years have been average because we have had our ups and downs but overall i cant complain.The school culture has always been good students and teachers always was familiar with each other.The only thing i feel like we are missing thats stopping us from becoming an above average school is are funding.I feel this way because if we are giving more money we can get more clubs,activities,and even books.On the other hand i dont think i can blame it all on the funding i think its the focus of the school as a whole.