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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Phillips Academy High School is a public school located in Chicago, IL. It has 739 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 8% of students are at least proficient in math and 5% in reading.
244 E Pershing Rd
Chicago, IL 60653
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Phillips Academy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
5%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
920
134 responses
Average ACT
18
94 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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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
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
65%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 97 responses
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  • Field trips
    23%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • School BBQs!!!
    11%
  • Going to football games
    8%
  • Going to basketball practice and games
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • I like talking to my peers, I am a social butterfl
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
739
Free or Reduced Lunch
94%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,414
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.1%
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,409/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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My experience at Phillips High School was short due to the pandemic however while I was there I found the teachers to be engaging and really trying to assist the students with their classes. Remote learning occurred and the school system decided to have the classes online and to offer students support with counseling, food or any services they needed. I am happy that we were able to get the support we needed at this time.
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This school has very well read and professional teachers who are always ready to help you and guide you every step of the way. The counselors are amazing. Regardless of the academic excellence, the school is also known for sports as well. You won’t leave this school empty physically, mentally and also emotionally.
Through out all my years of attending phillips academy high school i always had teachers and other staff help out with overcoming challenges i have faced with like being ready for the next steps of my future or just setting goals for myself for the next 5-10 years. I learn some many new things ; how to improve your essay papers, how to improve your skills like time managing and communcation and etc . As a student i had my days when giving up was on my mind but that wasn't going to be your mindset for long in Phillips. They always make sure you have support and a growth mindset. Its the only way to make it out and succeed. The principal and teachers make sure before you leave and go off to begin this new life , they make sure you are prepared before its time. Its just amazing how much the staff of Phillips will do to the students that attend there.