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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Sports
    C
Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep is a private, Catholic school located in Waukegan, IL. It has 406 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. After graduation, 60% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
About Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep...
Address
3106 Belvidere Road
Waukegan, IL 60085
Telephone
(224) 215-9400

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
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

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1280
5 responses
Average ACT
21
53 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
56%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    33%
  • Prom
    22%
  • Homecoming dance and pep rally
    17%
  • Mass
    11%
  • Sports Seasons
    11%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
406
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
Poll
100%
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
Boys Athletic Participation
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$48,551
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$923
National
$949
Median Home Value
$120,300
National
$184,700
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As a senior of Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, I have seen growth in myself and my classmates in being prepared for advanced academics in college. It was honestly a challenging high school but overall worth it. The teachers really care about the student's future and want nothing more than to make us reach the full potential that they know we have and are capable of reaching. The teachers are always enthusiastic to teach and are happy to help when a student has difficulty with a subject and meet with them as often as they can until the student is comfortable enough to continue on their own. After all, this high school cares that students get to and more importantly through college by being committed to faith and justice and be ready for the professional work.
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I was a fairly involved student and I interacted with every part of the school, faculty, network, you name it. What I saw was good intentions, but mediocre execution. If you are a student that puts in work and are a bright star, the school will break itself to make sure you're on the path for success. However, if you're a mediocre student or someone who isn't in the top 15-20 of your class, you're basically neglected.
Everyone in the building loves you and you'll have a second family, however this is a quid pro quo as involvement is necessary to reap the benefits of the community. The rigorousness of the school is almost faux, the grading system is VERY tough but the actual content is on par with the honors class at a normal public school.
Overall, the school plays favourites, hopefully you don't mind that.
Teachers are caring, food is good sometimes, extra curricular activities are fun. Most people see this school as a boring catholic school but if you look beyond that you will see that this school is definitely more than that. Teachers are amazing, always help out when you need them, always understanding with problems out of school. The food is decent on some days, definitely could use some improvement though. Safe school, no bullying occurs because people don't really care what you do as long as it doesn't affect them. All in all, out of 10 I'd give this school an 8.5