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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Proviso Math & Science Academy is a highly rated, public school located in Forest Park, IL. It has 740 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
8601 Roosevelt Rd
Forest Park, IL 60130
Telephone
(708) 338-4100

Proviso Math & Science Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1200
75 responses
Average ACT
25
158 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$51,552
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$967
National
$949
Median Home Value
$205,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 131 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    24%
  • Pep Rally, Senior trip/Picnic
    18%
  • Dances
    18%
  • Research Symposium
    10%
  • Prom
    9%
  • Fashion Show
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
740
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,148
Teachers in First/Second Year
24.4%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,095/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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Proviso Math & Science Academy Reviews

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PMSA (Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy in short) is known for being the catalyst of success, which it lives up to be. The first two years, we are taught the essentials or the basics, just like in college. Then during our junior year, our faculty and teachers absolutely make sure that we have our heads in the game and focus because this year is what leads to our future, just as in college, we figure out what the rest of our life is going to consist of. But academics isn’t the only thing PMSA offers. It offers diversity, passion, protection, stability, but most importantly, its offers you a great future. Being in the top 10 schools in Cook County and being in the gold rankings of the nation ensures that it prepares all students for nothing but the best. It shows promise towards our future. By doing and offering all of this, the Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy ensures that it truly is the catalyst to success.
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PMSA is a small community of students from surrounding neighborhoods that promotes its students to push themselves, however there is a lack of administration flexibility. Students are pushed to take advanced placement classes and can only drop them within the first week of attendance. However, the student community is friendly as well as the teachers and counselors, so finding a friend isn't hard here. Overall this school prioritizes academics and test scores and often fails to consider its students in decisions to which directly pertain to them.
Proviso Math and Science Academy is a candidate school for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Proviso Math and Science Academy believes is important for their students.
Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Proviso Math and Science Academy is 61 percent. The student body makeup is 38 percent male and 62 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 93 percent. Proviso Math and Science Academy is 1 of 3 high schools in the Proviso Twp Hsd 209.