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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C+
  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.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1040
160 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
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
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • I love spirit week at school.
    31%
  • Field Trips
    19%
  • Pep rallies
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Hispanic/Black History Month
    8%

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%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
39%
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 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
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Intrinsic is a great school, honestly. It is small and you get to know everyone. The staff is amazing and you get to develop really great bonds with one another. Additionally, the academics are getting a lot better, and the AP program is expanding!
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Compared to other high schools in chicago, Intrinsic prepare us for college at a young age. It's shown that teachers and staff members do actually care about the students educations and helping them out. Teachers are able to teach and get their lesson across because of how small classes are. In a CPS school there would usually be 30-40 kids in a class and one teacher, whereas at intrinsic you can have the highest 25 kids per class. Students are able to have that one in one help from a teacher. Staff members are overall nice and treat you with respect. Our school seems to be very diverse. We are always doing field trips in where we get to learn about a community and culture. We also receive help when it comes to getting service hours, which a lot of schools don't. Everyone seems to get along and work together. Overall this is a school I would consider people to attend.
Being at Intrinsic Schools was a very good experience. The school is very hands on and extremely helpful, all the teachers make it their #1 priority to make the student feel involved and there will never be a student that feels as though they do not belong. Intrinsic does have many strict rules but they are helping us better ourselves for the future and future jobs we may have. This school is all about bettering us for our postsecondary plans and they always have outlets for all students because not all student are the same and will take different paths. Intrinsic is helping me in ways that I know other high schools may lack in.