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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Kenwood Academy High School is a highly rated, public school located in Chicago, IL. It has 1,756 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

Kenwood Academy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1090
460 responses
Average ACT
22
427 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$53,145
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,122
National
$949
Median Home Value
$293,869
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.70 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.70 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 247 responses
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  • Pep Rally
    23%
  • Basketball games
    18%
  • Dances
    16%
  • Choir performances
    10%
  • Football games
    9%
  • FOCUS/Ladies Lounge
    8%
  • Movie day
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,756
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.73 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.73 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.73 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,056
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.4%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.83 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.83 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.83 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,924/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.86 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.85 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.86 responses
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Kenwood Academy High School Reviews

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Kenwood Academy High School IS the leadership, guidance and the eagerness to succeed. The students and staff work together to make sure the ultimate goal is met, which is college. This school offers many different ways to help students prepare for the next step in life. Students have independent workshop on Wednesdays during advisory to let students go to their teachers or any staff for help academically, socially, and emotionally. Tutoring is also offered for any student with a low GPA or even a high GPA to improve it. Besides academics, Kenwood Broncos are known for their phenomenal Girls and Boys Basketball teams, 2nd Place City Cheerleading Team, Poms team,etc. With the many talents Kenwood Academy students have, they can achieve any task they are put through, no matter the circumstances or downfalls students may have. They are The Kenwood Broncos!
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Kenwood Academy is not only a neighborhood school, not selective enrollment but boasts the best magnet program in the city as the academic program instituted is equal to or better than the selective enrollment schools. Why? Kenwood is rated A++ along with those schools even tho those schools choose only the best and gifted through the selective testing process. Kenwood Academy has a nationally winning orchestra, music program along with its nationally winning and recognized choir. The math and tech program and AP classes have students ready for college with most providing college credit. The STEM program is the strongest you can find in the state. Sports include lacrosse, golf, bowling, swimming as well as the usual popular sports. The campus is located in the Hyde Park/Bronzeville neighborhood and as reflective of the neighborhood Kenwood boasts a diverse enrollment of students providing a cultural atmosphere of enrichment.
Kenwood Academy is a top tier school on the south side of Chicago. As a graduating senior I can confidently say Kenwood’s college prep and resources are the best in the city. We have a fully staffed college lab that is available to students from before school to after school. We also offer SAT prep classes to juniors about to take the exam. The goal isn’t just to go to college, it is to go for free!