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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 1,775 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
5015 S Blackstone Av
Chicago, IL 60615
Telephone
(773) 535-1350
Website

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
300 responses
Average ACT
22
406 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-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$53,054
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,078
National
$949
Median Home Value
$255,228
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.65 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.65 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 230 responses
Report
  • 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
1,775
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.68 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.68 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.68 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,056
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.4%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.78 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.78 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.78 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
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.81 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.80 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.81 responses
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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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My time at kenwood could be described as, resourceful, empowering, helpful, friendly and it is a comforting environment. Now that I’m months away from graduating, I can’t say they were my best years but I can say they were my most educational years, of course I wouldn’t say that they weren’t fun because they were. When I say educational, I mean I’ve learned so much about myself and so much about life. I learned what the words family, love, betrayal, law and life meant. All these events changed me, and I’m glad they happened because I wouldn’t have learned all these lessons. improvement throughout my school experience. I’ve learned how to break a lot of bad studying habits I had in high school and taught myself how to become a better student with new studying mechanisms, time management, and how to balance all my classes out equally.
I have been attending Kenwood Acdemy since I was in 7 the grade. I started in the academic center to get a head start! My experience at kenwood is amazing . There are so many resources and helpful teachers that wants you to succeed. I can honestly say my teachers push me to do better , by not giving hand outs but making me work hard for great grades. In addition the students are friendly , in class students work togther to acholpmish task , without leaving anyone out. Also there are so many clubs and sports at kenwood ; therefore, each student would have a sport a club of Intrest. The teams have great sportsmanship , and the whole school supports all of the sports and clubs. Support may consist of fundraisers, acknoldgemnet of highlights or even wearing a certain color. Kenwood is a great school and work hard to get each student involved .