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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Mather High School is an above average, public school located in Chicago, IL. It has 1,559 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 25% in reading.
About Mather High School...
School District
Chicago Public Schools
Address
5835 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60659
Telephone
(773) 534-2350
Website

Mather High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
25%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1040
90 responses
Average ACT
21
156 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
A-
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
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
61%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 79 responses
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  • Ethnic fest because it's an all culture event
    38%
  • Ethnic feast
    16%
  • Talent show
    11%
  • Division challenge
    9%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Teachers talent show
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,559
Free or Reduced Lunch
88%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,964
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.6%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 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
$15,765/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses
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The teachers really encouraged you to learn and to pass their classes. They acknowledge hard work and pushed you to ask and answer any questions. Contributions of ideas were always welcomed. The teachers I've had have always been very focused on teaching their students to their best potential. They also encouraged you to do extracurricular activities to make you look better upon applying for colleges. There were many sports, clubs, and extracurricular activities to choose from. The atmosphere is very diverse and you learn a lot about the different cultures through Ethnic Fest. I'm very glad I attended Mather High School and met a lot of great people!
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I love how diverse my high school is. I met students from over fifty countries! Most of my teachers were well qualified, intelligent, and inspiring. Just don't trust anyone with your secrets. The premise is not dangerous in terms of violence; I felt safe every day I was there. I learned a lot! My best advice is take as many Advanced Placement classes as you can. I took 9! Join as many clubs! Join Louder Than A Bomb, Academic Decathlon, and ethnic club! It's worth taking the ACT Prep Classes. Get good grades. I did all of this, and successfully got into one of the most prestigious universities in the United States, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mather is not a selective enrollment school, it is not rich, there are seldom any White students there like in Lane or Northside, and the neighborhood is not the best, but that does not mean it is a bad school. Mather High School is a pretty good school. Appreciate the diversity and awesome teachers!
My experience with Mather High School was excellent . I like the fact that the teachers, coaches, and administration care about you and your future. You are taught how to prepare yourself for the world outside of getting an education. In classes like college algebra and sociology, I learned about taxes, investments, money management, and how to spend money on things I need verses things I want. I also liked participating in the basketball, football, and track sports teams. I would like to change the support for the basketball and football teams. When there are home games, there aren't many students who attend. I would like to encourage more students to support the sports teams as well as participate in them.