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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.
About EPIC Academy High School...
School District
Chicago Public Schools
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
82 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
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
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
Report
  • 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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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.
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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!
My experience at this this school changed a lot over the school year because each year I learned something new about it. For Example, as a freshman I thought this high school was going to prepare me for college, but now thought I am a senior I know nothing.Furthermore, I thought this high school was the perfect fit for that, but the only thing this high school has offer me is struggles, and hardship. Mentally I been waiting to give up on my education since I was a sophomore, but my dreams are worth more than a couple of bad years I had to endure in high school. Epic Academy is everything I dislike about a place that suppose to help you with your success, but make it seem like education is a privilege not a right you are born with in america. However, I am a senior so what I feel about this high school longer matter, the only thing that will get me to where I want to be in life is college, so I am looking forward to finish what I have started.