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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Von Steuben Metro Science High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Chicago, IL. It has 1,735 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.
5039 N Kimball Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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Von Steuben Metro Science High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1100
320 responses
Average ACT
23
335 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$59,293
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$992
National
$949
Median Home Value
$294,335
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.63 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.63 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 244 responses
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  • Homecoming Dance
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Sports games
    14%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Midday Madness
    10%
  • Halloween Dance
    9%
  • Talent Show
    8%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,735
Free or Reduced Lunch
75%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.68 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.68 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.68 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,399
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.7%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.101 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.101 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.101 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,924/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.93 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.93 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.93 responses
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Von Steuben Metro Science High School Reviews

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Throughout my high school career at Von Steuben, I have had a good experience. I have been open to many opportunities since my freshman year. Every year, alumni are encouraged to join clubs, sports teams, programs and are informed about colleges since the beginning. I remember in the summer of entering my freshman year, I had taken part at Von's Freshman Connection in which the school basically provides a 2 week preparation for incoming freshman. At the end of the 2 weeks, there is a college trip to be able to experience first hand what it feels like to be at a college campus. Von also offers many AP courses for all students who are willing to take on a challenge. There are some incentives, such as free campus lunches, homework passes, parking spots for students and staff. Von is a really diverse school as well and makes any and everyone feel welcome.
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Von Steuben is a great place for academics as it offers both regular, honors and scholars courses based on the education and academics of the individual student. The teachers are willing to help students outside of class and oftentimes make themselves available before and after school for tutoring opportunities. This school has a new instated football team which was not there a few years prior and seems to be focusing some of their efforts on athletics as well. The food offered at lunch is less than ideal, however it seems to be the norm when it comes to Chicago Public Schools. They offer a wide variety of clubs for all students to feel involved and get to pursue their interests outside of the classroom.
One thing I love about Von is the diversity they have and how they take into consideration that and try to get everyone as involved as they can. From the sports team to the mathematicians. Overall Von is a very well rounded school filled with your typical athletics but not only that, those same athletic jocks can be found being part of the chess team and that is something Von aims for in all their students which is trying to get everyone to be a part of something more.