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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 818 students in grades 7-11 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% 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
25%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1030
80 responses
Average ACT
21
45 responses
AP Enrollment
11%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$52,497
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,029
National
$949
Median Home Value
$234,500
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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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
818
Free or Reduced Lunch
84%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
39%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 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
$15,765/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 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.
Intrinsic Schools, the school where I thought I was never going to go. In elementary school, I didn't really care about high school, so I didn't really apply to schools. I was going to go to Carl Schurz high school, but intrinsic opened. Intrinsic has changed me in so many ways, they showed me how to be epic. Intrinsic will always try to help you in every way they can. I am glad I came here, I'm also going to graduate here. I always feel safe at the school, they have great teachers who support you in anything. I'm glad I came here.