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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Senn High School is an above average, public school located in Chicago, IL. It has 1,449 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 30% in reading.

Senn High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
30%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1040
248 responses
Average ACT
21
244 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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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
$55,644
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,115
National
$949
Median Home Value
$276,733
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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.58 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.58 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 138 responses
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  • International day
    31%
  • Last Day of School
    20%
  • Spirit week
    19%
  • Homecoming Game Day
    14%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Military ball
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,449
Free or Reduced Lunch
81%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.60 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.60 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.60 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,313
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.9%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.69 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.69 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.69 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
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.70 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.70 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.70 responses
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Senn High school is one of the most diverse high schools in Chicago. They have multiple programs for upcoming students, such as theater arts, preforming arts, visual arts, IB program, and more. The staff is mostly friendly and the principal is doing great. The security guards handle the halls well and the teachers do their job. Lunch ladies are also the nicest you will ever meet. The only thing that brings this school down is a small amount of gang members and fights going on. That does, however, happen in almost every High School in Chicago. Our school has a strong voice with leaders not afraid to express their opinions. Everyday, we get better and bette as more problems are fixed.
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The school has a diverse and creative community, making it an easy place to fit in and still be yourself. It also has a lot of options to help you grow even after you graduate. Some of the other students can make the school a hassle, but otherwise it's great!
Nicholas Senn High School has provided me with such an amazing and profound high school experience. The IB programme has challenged me to take risks and go out into my community to provide awareness of public health. An exciting topic that provides awareness to prevent diseases and injuries that could potentially interrupt the well being of people in a community. I've learned that not only are IB classes college readiness classes, but they allow you to dig deeper into your own personality and act upon an issue which you are passionate about, mine being becoming a public health advocate. Senn is also partnered with Loyola University of Chicago which is able to offer some of its great resources that allow students to research or greater issues and events. With our colors green and white the bulldogs can bark through anything!