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Walter Payton College Prep
  • Public, Magnet
  • Chicago, IL

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A+
  7. Administration
    grade A+
  8. Sports
    grade A minus
  9. Food
    grade B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade A

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Walter Payton College Prep is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Chicago, IL. It has 1,153 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 93% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.

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Walter Payton College Prep Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1400
317 responses
Average ACT
31
458 responses
AP Enrollment
77%

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Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$58,247
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,112
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$258,000
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
98%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 42 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 139 responses
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Sweetness Day
    17%
  • Field Day
    16%
  • School parties and dances (field day, prom).
    16%
  • International Night
    11%
  • Dance-a-Thon
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,153
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 49 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 49 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 59 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 59 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 59 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,409 / year
National
$12,239
98%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 59 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 59 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 59 responses

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