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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
EPIC Academy High School is a public, charter school located in Chicago, IL. It has 435 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 8% in reading.
About EPIC Academy High School...
School District
Chicago Public Schools
Address
8255 S Houston Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
Telephone
(773) 535-7930

EPIC Academy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
8%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1020
49 responses
Average ACT
18
117 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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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
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Crew Oluympics
    28%
  • School olimpics
    21%
  • Prep Rallies
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Pride Day
    12%
  • Homecoming
    2%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
435
Free or Reduced Lunch
94%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,681
Teachers in First/Second Year
32.4%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,765/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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EPIC Academy High School Reviews

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As a senior, EPIC has really been there for me every step of the way. They have allowed me to flourish and put responsibly on me, in order to take accountability for myself and my future. Many think this school is too strict, but I think having discipline is CRITICAL, for anyone's success!
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As a junior at Epic Academy,i have had many bumpy roads i have had to cross.When i was a freshman i would easily slack off,until teachers began to be there for me and tell me how important my education was routinely.I was bullied at home and school ;sophomore year was one of the toughest years i have had throughout high school because i have been scared to come to school because how bad the bullying had gotten.;These teachers have matured me in so many ways that when i made it to my junior year i was able to cancel out all negativity , i was able to focus on college ; NOW i am an empowered young women, one who has yet to be in any fight at school.Overall, Epic Academy has had an great impact on my life , they have shifted me from a troubled girl , to a humble young women who only wants what is best,which is what she honorably deserves.EPIC IS GREAT HOW IT IS.
I love Epic Academy High School. This school accepted me immediately and gave me ,what I believe was, my best chance to succeed. Growing up on the south side of Chicago there is not a lot to look forward to , but with the help from the teachers I was able to look forward to a future where I can be at my best potential. They provided me with the resources that I needed to succeed and I wouldn't be in college if it wasn't for them.