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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.
Address
5321 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60639
Telephone
(773) 622-7484

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1040
47 responses
Average ACT
21
69 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$50,434
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$987
National
$949
Median Home Value
$225,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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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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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.
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ITW David Speer Academy is a great school. Although they are a bit strict, I believe that it is necessary. Without that discipline that is offered at this school, students wouldn't get much done. The majority of teachers at this school are amazing!
What I like about Speer is that Norbert only are we a noble school, but we treat each other like family. When I entered Speer (Feshman year) I was surprise by who I became now, I am now one of the top athletes that has been in varsity and gone to state! Speer has changed me in a very well mature way.