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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Rickover Naval Academy is a public school located in Chicago, IL. It has 567 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.
5900 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60660
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Rickover Naval Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1010
60 responses
Average ACT
21
51 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$51,932
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,038
National
$949
Median Home Value
$240,766
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Homecoming
    21%
  • Prom
    21%
  • School Sprit Week
    21%
  • Military Ball
    18%
  • Senior recognition
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
567
Free or Reduced Lunch
88%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.3%
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,924/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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My experience was one of a kind because of the navy structure and the fact it was a small school. Being in a navy school means I was able to wear uniforms and have standards to uphold. This made me grow more responsible over time, I learned how to maintain my appearance, be responsible for the things I own and what I need. The size of the school also affected how everyone got along with each other. My school has around 500 students, what this meant for me and all of my classmates was that we were able to get along well. In this school it is easy to know one another which made a great school to make friends and a safe one as well. I love my time in this school I was capable of feeling in a confortable space and a growing one. Here is where I took a class which forced me to bring the best of me and to grow academically. This class was AP Language and Composition which had led to me to many long nights of studying, but in the end it was worth the skills I had gained.
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I have been going to Rickover since my freshman year, and boy was it a ride. Most people are friendly and are willing to be your friend, we even have seniors going out of their way to make sure underclassman's feel welcomed. The teachers are accommodating and willing to help you with any questions, and you could easily build a strong relationships with the staff because they are caring and friendly. The counselors are a major help and always makes sure their students are on schedule and making the right choices. There are many clubs students can participate, and if there is not anything that seems to their liking, they can always make a recommendation to the administration to include it into the schools programs. They are a bit strict on student privileges and they are not as fair to certain students when it comes to rules and regulations. Nut overall, Rickover is a great place to go if you are looking for more homely place.
I attended Rickover Naval Academy in 2012-2016. I was able to travel to 12 different states with Rickover, I was also able to visit many monuments. All of this for FREE. This school has many opportunities for the students to take advantage of- the student just has to show an interest of getting involved. On regards the school only has two counselors who help with college ready-ness, last I checked.