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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Schurz High School is a public school located in Chicago, IL. It has 1,794 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 8% of students are at least proficient in math and 9% in reading.
Address
3601 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60641
Telephone
(773) 534-3420
Website

Schurz High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
9%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
980
184 responses
Average ACT
19
184 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$62,603
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,071
National
$949
Median Home Value
$288,489
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
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 131 responses
Report
  • Pep Assembly
    25%
  • Prom
    22%
  • Homecoming Game
    21%
  • Blood drive
    13%
  • Dance Performances
    5%
  • autism awareness assembly
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,794
Free or Reduced Lunch
92%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,725
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.64 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.64 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.64 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,924/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.70 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.70 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.70 responses
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Schurz High School Reviews

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I am a senior at Schurz High School. I love how they have so many resources and so many programs that we can choose from. Although, I am not really involved in my school, I love the support my teachers provide me. I wasn’t sure if I want to come to Schurz because it was known for having the most fights and being the most “ghetto,” but honestly, I don’t even pay attention to that. I came to have an education and to prove people wrong. Schurz is a great school. CLASS OF 2019!
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Schurz wasn’t appealing to me when I enrolled my freshman year, mostly because I wasn’t involved in extracurricular activities and all my classes were full of people who were ignorant about their education. After a while Schurz grown on me and I actually started to be more involved as I played more sports and take multiple AP classes that challenges me. This is school is not as bad as people say it is, for some reason we’re just a big target for the media to lash out on and it’s easily accepted by the public, which really irritates me. However, despite all these negative stories about Schurz, we respond to back through our actions as we placed third in this years decathlon competition falling behind Lane and Whitney Young. Overall, I cherish the lessons I learned at Schurz.
Adding the IB program was a big improvement. I hope a larger variety of IB classes are added in the future. There should be a bit more investment in fixing the infrastructure on the inside of the school and maybe it'll help students feel more school pride and respect the school as a whole. I felt like we lacked a lot of school pride in my 4 years there, from 2013-2017. I'm also happy they're creating a better field, I think that should make a big difference.