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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
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Urban Prep Charter - South Shore High School is a public, charter school located in Chicago, IL. It has 365 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 51 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 12% in reading.
About Urban Prep Charter - South Shore High School...
School District
Chicago Public Schools
Address
521 E 35th St
Chicago, IL 60616
Telephone
(773) 624-3444
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
12%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
950
7 responses
Average ACT
20
37 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$39,641
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
Median Home Value
$141,564
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
365
Free or Reduced Lunch
80%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
51:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
22.7%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
100%
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
C
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
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Urban Prep Charter - South Shore High School Reviews

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Urban Prep was an awesome school for me, I played on the football team the four years I attended. The staff there was awesome they really assisted me with choosing the best college for me I recommend any young man to attend this school it's great for it's academics and keeping the young men off the streets and very well engaged in after school activities. Urban has prepared me for the college life and prepared me for the next steps that awaits me. I want to thank the administrative staff for all the effort they put towards this next step I that I am getting ready to embark myself in, thank you to all the staff and teachers, I am glad this was the school I choose.
Thank You,
Jermaine A. Spencer jr
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My experience with with Urban Prep was wonderful. It's a college prep high school for all young black males in the city of Chicago. There entire mission statement was getting there students enrolled into college. The school also had a creed (We Believe). The school was rough for the first year. I was getting used to the environment around me. The students were great, after everyone got to know each other of the course of years. It created a strong brotherhood connection. The teachers were phenomenal. They were like family memebers. They called us and we could call them for anything. It could be 3 in the morning, and they would wake up and listen. When I couldn't get support at home, I knew I could talk to multiple teachers. Even though the school is amazing, they still need improvement. They need to have more resouces. They also need to have steady and stable teachers. The teachers were great, but ended up leaving. Lastly, the school need to have more after school programs.
Urban Prep Academy gave me the ability to reach my goal into becoming a college student. They mentored young men into becoming role models. Overall, with the help of everyone at Urban Prep Academy they showed me the way to becoming a successful black man.