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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Intrinsic Schools is a public, charter school located in Chicago, IL. It has 986 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 29% in reading.
Address
4540 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60641
Telephone
(708) 887-2735

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1030
98 responses
Average ACT
21
46 responses
AP Enrollment
11%

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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$42,410
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$940
National
$949
Median Home Value
$232,138
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.
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  • I love spirit week at school.
    67%
  • Field Trips
    33%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
986
Free or Reduced Lunch
84%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
39%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,924/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Something that I really enjoyed about Intrinsic Charter High School was that it was not the basic high school that every student goes to. Every teacher here is concerned about every student. The teachers genuinely care about every student regardless of their academic standing. There are resources for students to use that could benefit them and their families. Teachers are always able to come to school early or stay after school to help the students who need more encouragement. Teachers are also willing to work with students and families to resolve issues that are standing in the way of postsecondary success.
Something that I would change is the flexibility. For example, there is a demerit system in place and many times, students do not think that these rules are fair or should be applied. I would make the teachers more flexible and open to talk about how they feel.
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The environment is created to encourage students to do the best they can and have a plan for their future. This includes the teachers being very invested int he students inside and outside of the classroom, the classrooms designed in such a way to enable students to work efficiently, and admin/teachers/college counselor making resources on colleges and scholarships plainly available. One thing that should improve is student involvement, meaning creating multiple opportunities for the students to lead the school not just admin. Over the last year, I have seen an improvement of this.
Since I started my freshman year at Intrinsic Schools, I have improved in many skills especially in communication and writing. I have met many of my friends at Intrinsic and will continue to talk with them after we graduate. When I graduate and attend college, I will come and visit Intrinsic to relive the memories I had there and see my teachers especially my advisors. I would want to see changes in how classes are organized and where they are held especially AP classes which there should more time to work on.