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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Urban Prep Academy for Young Men - West is a public, charter school located in Chicago, IL. It has 273 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 8% in reading.
1326 W 14th Pl
Chicago, IL 60608
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
8%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
970
29 responses
Average ACT
20
56 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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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
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$59,622
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,373
National
$949
Median Home Value
$305,435
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
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.7 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Homecoming, pride, and community
    33%
  • I love having pizza parties, for those are a nice.
    27%
  • Field Trips
    13%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
273
Free or Reduced Lunch
87%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
43.8%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,924/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Urban Prep Academy for Young Men - West Reviews

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What I liked and adored about Urban Prep West Campus was the family feeling I received as a student. It felt like every individual student was a "brother" to me because of the all boys school environment, and the discipline that the staff and institution places on every single student with no exception. From the uniform that is a Urban Prep gifted blazer, a all white button up long sleeve shirt, a Urban Prep gifted red tie, khaki pants, white socks, black or brown belt, and black shoes. To the hair policy that won't allow a student to not look his best at all occasions.
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In this particular High School, the staff and administration are all mentors in your life. They insure that all students strive towards their goals without having to succumb to negative influences. Everywhere you go, there is gonna be someone who is always looking to give advice or life lessons. It doesn’t matter how small the situation is, someone is always gonna make sure you realize your mistakes. If you want to work on being a better individual, this is the exact school that your looking for.
Urban Prep West has introduced me to many things I'd never thought I'd encounter in my life. They teach the skills you need to become a very successful and educated young man. The staff here really cares for the students and will do anything it takes to help you succeed. I recommend every parent to send their child to Urban Prep West. Your son is guaranteed to get accepted to a 4 year university and using the skills he's learned from Urban Prep West, he's highly likely to succeed.