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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
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Chicago International Charter School is a public, charter school located in Chicago, IL. It has 8,556 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 50 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
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Chicago International Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
960
75 responses
Average ACT
20
71 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$109,077
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,074
National
$949
Median Home Value
$448,235
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.7 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
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  • Pep Rally.
    21%
  • Basketball games.
    16%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Talent Show
    11%
  • Football games
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,556
Free or Reduced Lunch
88%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
50:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,045
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,924/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Something I really like about Chicago International Charter School is how diverse it is. Diversity is definitely something that interests me and makes me want to go to school more. I like how helpful and supportive the school is with your studies. They help you with things such as life after high school. Something that we need to work on, as a school, is having school pride but that starts with the students.
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Overall , CICS Northtown academy is filled with good teachers that really care about their students success . The school's ultimate goal is to send every student to college . They even have a class available for seniors dedicated to applying to colleges , scholarships , etc. I also like that they have a variety of extra curricular activities for students . The only thing I feel that is lacking is school culture. The only time this school show cases their school culture is through peprallys.
This school lacks anything most basic in a student's education. The food is lacking in nutrition and even when it isn't it doesn't taste like food but rather synthetic substitutes. The academics are incredibly mundane and repetitive and lead to no other higher learning opportunities. This school has very little to be desired in any regards and even if they killed my family I wouldn't send my worst enemy here.