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Perspectives/IIT Math & Science Academy (MSA) prepares our students for success in college and in life by pairing strong social emotional learning with a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that emphasizes science, technology, math, engineering, and the arts. Located in Bronzeville, MSA serves approximately 500 students in grades 7-12.

MSA offers cutting edge technology that allow students to gain certifications and excel in web design, computer coding, Adobe Photoshop™, robotics, AP Physics and relevant STEM courses. High-achieving students can also opt in to an accelerated pathway to earn college credits through dual enrollment partnerships with the City Colleges of Chicago.

MSA partners with leading organizations, including Horizon Pharma and AAR, to give students opportunities to build relationships with mentors in STEM industries. Students begin college visits in middle school and all students receive targeted college counseling support.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
12%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$36,858
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$802
National
$949
Median Home Value
$295,376
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
NG
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    Students

    Diversity
    NG
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    Students
    488
    Free or Reduced Lunch
    91%
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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
    NG
    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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    Perspectives/IIT Math & Science Academy Reviews

    1 review
    Not the worse school you could attend, but not one I would recommend attending. Lots of fighting, poor lunch, unnecessary rules, uniforms (if that matters to you). But there are quite a few clubs and such to pick from and some of the teachers and classes are okay, but most teachers aren't great.
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