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8522 S Lafayette Ave
Chicago, IL 60620
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Perspectives Leadership Academy (PLA) provides effective programs that develop our students into leaders of positive social change. PLA partners with professionals like EY to provide mentorship opportunities and the implementation of a strategic plan that infuses leadership development into all facets of the school.

Students at PLA have the opportunity to enhance their educational experience by providing AP classes, an accelerated pathway for high-achieving students, and Dual Enrollment in partnership with City Colleges.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
9%
Percent Proficient - Math
6%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$38,094
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$952
National
$949
Median Home Value
$153,001
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
NG
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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    Students

    Diversity
    NG
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    406
    Free or Reduced Lunch
    92%
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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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