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D
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    D
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    D+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Orr Academy High School is a public school located in Chicago, IL. It has 383 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 5% in reading.
About Orr Academy High School...
School District
Chicago Public Schools
Address
730 N Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60624
Telephone
(773) 534-6500
Website

Orr Academy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
5%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
910
16 responses
Average ACT
18
52 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$40,543
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$956
National
$949
Median Home Value
$203,491
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
29%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Basketball games
    36%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • The football games
    18%
  • Pep rallies
    9%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
383
Free or Reduced Lunch
99%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,252
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.3%
29%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,924/ year
National
$12,239
40%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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I would love to change the cariculum. As a student a few months ago I felt I was going to survive college based on what classes I took in high school. In all reality I feel as though I haven’t been prepared for college at all. The teachings have left me crippled not knowing and having academic opportunities as other children did. I feel like myself and others who’ve graduated from this high school have been cheated out of success. I would create major programs to get students looking at what they might want to do. Have more vigorous classes because that school honors classes were normal classes for kids who’ve went to regular middle class high schools. I would give the current students the attention and careful learning that they would need in order to be successful in college.
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I am currently a senior at Orr Academy High School I've attended Orr since my Freshmen year and my experience with Orr I've had my ups and downs with this school from staffs, teachers and most of all the students here. Upcoming kids don't want to come to our school because they think our school is bad and that's not true it's just the kids here that wants to act a fool but that's everybody's problem people are on the outside looking into the negative stuff and they don't see the passion of our school our school has great extracurricular activities and we have the best basketball team, they just won The State Champions and to me myself I feel like our school is great, it may not be the best like Lane Tech but our school is unique.
I Like the hard working in the staffs, they really try to make kids understand that you education is important I will like to change the lack of attendance and the participation rate we need more self advocacy and brit student that push their self hard.