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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
    B-
Senn High School is an above average, public school located in Chicago, IL. It has 1,411 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 30% in reading.
Address
5900 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60660
Telephone
(773) 534-2365
Website

Senn High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
30%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1040
175 responses
Average ACT
21
234 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-
Area Feel
Urban
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
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.53 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.53 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 126 responses
Report
  • International day
    30%
  • Last Day of School
    21%
  • Spirit week
    21%
  • Homecoming Game Day
    16%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Military ball
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,411
Free or Reduced Lunch
83%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.55 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.55 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.55 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
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.64 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.64 responses
75%
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
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.65 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.65 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.65 responses
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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!
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I love being at Senn High School. I am part of the Dance Arts program. In our dance class we have met several well known choreographers and worked with Joel Hall Dancers, Joffrey Ballet, and Hubbard Street Dance company. I am also on the wrestling team at Senn High school. This year is my first time wrestling. Since I have been wrestling I have received 4 medals. I even made it to the State Tournament in Springfield which will be held March 12, 2019. Another great experience I had this year, I had the chance to speak to two of the political candidates who were running for office. As part of our civic class we voiced our opinions to the candidates about the changes we wanted to see in our city and our community. This made me feel my voice really matters. Senn High School offers diversity and great learning programs. I am glad I chose Senn High School.
My experience at Senn High school was very positive throughout my 4 years of high school. I do think the teachers are super helpful, they have never let me down, they are always ready to help and not just the teachers the school staff in general is amazing, only con to this school is the food is always awful!