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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Sports
    C
College Preparatory School of America is a highly rated, private, Muslim school located in Lombard, IL. It has 413 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. Tuition is $6,950 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 96% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
331 W Madison St
Lombard, IL 60148
Telephone
(630) 889-8000

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$6,950
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

College Preparatory School of America Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1350
17 responses
Average ACT
31
37 responses

Culture & Safety

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 12 responses
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  • Annual Mother-Daughter night
    33%
  • NHS Gala
    17%
  • None.
    17%
  • Religious Celebrations for Holidays
    17%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
413
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Poll
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
Poll
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
38%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$73,145
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,284
National
$949
Median Home Value
$244,900
National
$184,700
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College Preparatory School of America Reviews

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CPSA is great for high-achieving, self-motivated students. It has a good Islamic curriculum supplemented by teaching Arabic. The secular education is advanced for every grade and subject (with honors/AP courses), and challenges students. There are a good amount of extracurriculars. But most of the teachers and staff focus on the cream of the crop students and leave behind the average/below average students. Also, the school has a very competitive atmosphere, rewarding high achievers and inadvertently putting the other students down, not giving them enough time and importance. Not every student is a straight-A individual who easily scores well on standardized tests. But those who can are put on display, and the rest are not able to reach that level of success, at least not with the school. CPSA isn't for everyone-just for those who can succeed on their own and need limited guidance. The rest should probably go somewhere they can benefit from resources catered to all types of students.
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If your child is a gifted and self-motivated kid, then they will do just fine in the school. But anyone who is gifted and smart can do good anywhere. However the kids who aren't gifted struggle, and the teachers just want to push the student to their limits. The facilities are just absolute garbage. Everyone is Muslim and arab/desi, so that can be a plus. School culture is like prison, uniform checking and strictness everywhere. Absence of resources ranging from desks to lockers to internet. The only sport is basketball, otherwise don't bother trying for anything else. The gym with two basketball hoops is used as a center for EVERYTHING (lunch prayer meetings functions etc). I mean it's an okay school if you get the system down. But if you or your child are slow, they will struggle tremendously because CPSA won't even bother to help.
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Cpsa, although highly praised, is terrifically overrated. The school has some great students, bright and open minded. Nevertheless, the school never fails to undermine their potential. The students here are completely unaware of their capabilities. This school is raising a batch of perfectionistic thinkers. This may seem like something to be proud of, but in this situation that is far from the case. The staff and administration here reinforce the idea that their students’ best will never be good enough, and the cultural stigmas within the school don’t help. Teachers should care for their students, and at least try to address their issues. Admittedly, some do, but the ratio isn’t proportional. The staff here are one of the main issues, primarily because of their Overuse of favoritism. Anyone in my grade (I can’t speak for the rest of the school), can say that our teachers absolutely reek of favoritism.