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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
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.
About Urban Prep Academy for Young Men - West...
School District
Chicago Public Schools
Address
1326 W 14th Pl
Chicago, IL 60608
Telephone
(773) 534-8860
Website

Urban Prep Academy for Young Men - West Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
8%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
970
26 responses
Average ACT
20
54 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-
Area Feel
Urban
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
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.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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I am a alumni 👨‍🎓, and I graduate this year. As far as academics go were very good to me my freshman. I felt challenged to my high level I thought, and as the years went on teacher that actually taught a class started to disappear. Each year we were prepared to lose a teacher and just about each year we lost 5 or more teachers. Now this was not just because we’re an all boys school. Just everything about the school started to go on the dark-side. Based off the rest of my review should tell you if this is a good school or now. If you do send your son here for a little guidance. Let them leave after sophomore year.
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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.
I like how the teachers are there before school and stay late after school to help students when they don't understand a certain topic that they are going over in class and how the administration is standing behind every student and how the administration support us even when we're going through a hard time they are still right there by our side no matter what.