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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
    D+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Gage Park Academy is a public school located in Chicago, IL. It has 306 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 5% in reading.
About Gage Park Academy...
School District
Chicago Public Schools
Address
5630 S Rockwell St
Chicago, IL 60629
Telephone
(773) 535-9230
Website

Gage Park Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
5%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
850
26 responses
Average ACT
18
55 responses
AP Enrollment
13%

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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
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$43,073
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$855
National
$949
Median Home Value
$137,237
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 7 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    29%
  • Anti-Gun Violence Presentations
    14%
  • Campfire Outdoors
    14%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    14%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
306
Free or Reduced Lunch
97%
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.7%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,924/ year
National
$12,239
58%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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I have not had any problems with this school. Its not a bad school the teachers know how to teach and they are not very strict. Everyone can learn different things and there is different kind of classes for what you might be interested in. Also the teachers are helpful with any problems that you might have. There is different people that you can talk to for any problem you might have from attendance to something that might be happening at home.
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In my eyes, not all the teachers in this school are perfect. Some reach above and beyond while others are terrible. I personally think that the amazing teachers that work hard for struggling students like us is better than what you'll expect. The ones who are the best are the ones that are worth mentioning. Some will have a deep concern of your well being and would even go out their way to help you with your personal issues at home. For example, my teacher, Mr.Argamaso, has a very different approach with the way he teaches. He talks to his students as if he sees us as peers and not just students. He creates this special bond that a lot of students appreciate. My teacher, Mr. Papadolias, is one I admire the most. He goes through a lot of health problems some days, but remarkably goes to school for his students. These two teachers are part of the list of great staff in this school that really cares. Majority, there are plenty of horrible teachers that have a small amount of connection and respect from the students.
Enjoyed every minute of high school at Gage Park. I have been able to work with some important members of the city of Chicago like Father Phleger and Jesse Jackson. I received many opportunities while attending this school. Teachers were heavily involved in students graduating and moving forward on to college.