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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
ITW David Speer Academy is a public, charter school located in Chicago, IL. It has 1,000 students in grades 9-12.
About ITW David Speer Academy...
School District
Chicago Public Schools
Address
5321 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60639
Telephone
(773) 622-7484

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1090
85 responses
Average ACT
21
70 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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Students

Diversity
NG
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,000
Free or Reduced Lunch
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
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ITW David Speer Academy Reviews

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You can tell that above everything, they have the best interest of the students at heart. They care about their safety. They care that they have a plan for after they graduate. They even help alumni who are struggling post high school with their plans. What makes Speer unique is how the dedication to their students doesn't stop at graduation. They have amazing opportunities like attending summer of a lifetime before their junior year and an internship their senior year. Not many schools help students have these experiences.
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The first year was tough for most of us, I wasn’t use to tough discipline and consequences. However, getting around wasn’t difficult, getting help was easy and beneficial, and being able to learn and understand material was the best part. Junior & senior year were the hardest for sure. Junior year we were non-stop studying, working, and testing for the ACT and the SAT. I didn’t let my lack of energy/sleep stop me, I performed well and I owe it all to Speer Academy. Senior year wasn’t as great either. We were merely focused on retaking ACT, writing personal statements, and filling out countless applications. There was no time for celebration, breaks, or plain old fun. Speer Academy is extremely disciplined and full of some amazing teachers and staff members, but the school spirit was definitely not there. Regardless though, I graduated and I’m happy that I chose Speer Academy to be student and graduate from.
Attending ITW David Speer Academy ha prepared me to go out into the world and be ready to take on what life throws at me. As a current senior, Speer has guided me through the college readiness process and has made me evolve to a better person. What I enjoyed about Speer is the atmosphere of the classroom and of the students, but also how the classes given are designed to pushed students beyond their limits. What I like to see change in Speer is to advance the creativity of students by adding more arts while also sticking to the STEM focused curriculum.