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grade C minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C minus
  2. Diversity
    grade C
  3. Teachers
    grade C minus
  4. College Prep
    grade C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B+
  7. Administration
    grade D+
  8. Sports
    grade C
  9. Food
    grade C minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C minus

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IHSCA (Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy) Charter High School is a public, charter school located in Chicago, IL. It has 756 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 76 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 5% in reading.

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2520 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
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School District
Chicago Public Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
5%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
940
81 responses
Average ACT
20
93 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

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Living in the Area

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Good for Families
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$52,417
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$998
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$261,508
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 22 responses
Poll
68%
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 82 responses
  • Homecoming week
    22%
  • Dia de Los Muertos
    21%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • I meet new people every time.
    7%
  • Cultural festival
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
756
Free or Reduced Lunch
98%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
76:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
25.8%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 35 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,409 / year
National
$12,239
58%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 33 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 33 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 33 responses

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