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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
EPIC Academy High School is a public, charter school located in Chicago, IL. It has 499 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 48 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.
Address
8255 S Houston Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
Telephone
(773) 535-7930
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EPIC Academy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
990
95 responses
Average ACT
18
121 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$30,530
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$770
National
$949
Median Home Value
$94,531
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
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
55%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 69 responses
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  • Crew Oluympics
    26%
  • School olimpics
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    17%
  • Prep Rallies
    14%
  • Pride Day
    10%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • None of the above
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
499
Free or Reduced Lunch
96%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
48:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,681
Teachers in First/Second Year
32.4%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,924/ year
National
$12,239
66%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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What I like about Epic Academy High School is the college bound that it has. Epic prepares every student for college and provides them with many great opportunities. Epic doesn't just help students get into college, but it gives students the chance to experience the feeling of being in college. Students come to school ready to learn and make a change. Epic is no a big school so it makes it easier for teachers, security guards and staff know every student. Moreover, I like how well Epic makes sure to keep every student on track and ready to succeed. One thing I would change about Epic is its safety. Epic is around a not so safe community and therefore, it is important to keep every student safe.
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I like the community and rigor of the school. They give us real life skills that we would need in careers. Like intensives, they give us an opportunity to learn about careers and out interests in them. It helps me figure out what I wanted as a career. The skills I learn during them are very useful too. However, school sprtt is low. Also, they never have their information and activities in order. They give out info to students incorrectly. Student have to rely n those around them to know what's happening. The teachers are asked. it shouldn't be so hard to know what's happening in the school.
I like the interaction among students once they get hooked onto a subject or conversation. It is essential for them, us, to have conversations that apply to their lives and enhance their perspective, knowledge, and behavior. I like the change that happens to certain students. I see how everyone has their own hardships, however, we all come together to help understand and execute them. Something I would like to enforce more of is negative behavior consequences for when students get in trouble. Overall, with it's ups and owns, Epic really reiterates the meaning of unity and how we can grow/change.