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D-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    D+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    D
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School is a public school located in Chicago, IL. It has 553 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 5% in reading.
About Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School...
School District
Chicago Public Schools
Address
3000 S King Dr
Chicago, IL 60616
Telephone
(773) 534-9000
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
5%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
910
62 responses
Average ACT
18
67 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$39,641
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
Median Home Value
$141,564
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
42%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
42%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    50%
  • Prom
    22%
  • Pep rallies
    11%
  • GPA Thursday's
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
553
Free or Reduced Lunch
99%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,620
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.7%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
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.24 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School Reviews

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My experience was great. Although I did have problems with students, the teachers there are amazing. I grew so much as a person,and learned a lot about myself at Dunbar. I got 2 certifications in culinary, and got a lot of experience and learned a lot about myself and how to adapt to changes in environment, and changes in myself. Overall, my favorite things were the teachers, band, environment, and the multiple shops we offer at Dunbar .
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I like the layout of Dunbar and how it is so spacious. Big schools have always been a favorite of mine. I enjoy the teachers and learning from the subjects I'm interested in. The teachers, in particular, are amazing people, each with a different story to tell. It's always interesting to hear their advice, life experiences, and what happens in their daily lives. It goes against everything you've seen about teachers in high school movies.
I went their my sophomore and junior year. I had a great experience. Some of the staff were moody and mean but other than that, I Loved it! I will miss my days there because they were incredible.