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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
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Von Steuben Metro Science High School is an above average, 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.
About Von Steuben Metro Science High School...
School District
Chicago Public Schools
Address
5039 N Kimball Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Telephone
(773) 534-5100
Website

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
1090
226 responses
Average ACT
23
328 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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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
$59,293
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.61 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.61 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 229 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Dance
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • 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.66 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.66 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.66 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.99 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.99 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.99 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
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.91 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.91 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.91 responses
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Von Steuben Metro Science High School Reviews

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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.
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I really love how this school is full of energy! The diversity of this school is a great way to get experience of people's culture. The students are always welcoming and do their best to make everyone feel included. Since this school has variety of clubs, many students feel comfortable to join and feel like they are a part of a somewhat family that brings out their inner passion. This school brings nothing but spirit of being proud to be a panther!
The school is very safe, and I feel like a safe envirment. The teachers are mostly very welcoming and helpful. The administration is lovely and very resourceful. The counselors at von make the college process easy. They really want us to succeed. Our teacher's also help us prepare for the SAT, and try to prepare us well. The diversity at our school is excellent. It is very diverse. I also feel like real relationships start to form with all staff and teachers. That helps the teaching enviroment at our school. The after school clubs and sports are a huge stress reliever for some students. The international day and night we have at von is amazing. You really see all the different types of cultures , and it is beautiful.