A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
1034 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
Telephone
(773) 534-0034
Website

Walter Payton College Prep Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1370
38 responses
Average ACT
31
244 responses
AP Enrollment
52%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
96%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    23%
  • School parties and dances (field day, prom).
    17%
  • Field Day
    16%
  • Sweetness Day
    16%
  • Dance-a-Thon
    11%
  • International Night
    10%
  • Not many school wide events & no one really cares
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
899
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.4%
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$14,509/ year
National
$11,890
98%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
98%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses

Walter Payton College Prep Reviews

274 reviews
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Great school! Very challenging academics if one applies oneself, which is representative of most students. Very competitive in the academic sense, but most students play sports, and in that sense teamwork is a very important aspect of the school.
Review Walter Payton College Prep
I love this school. The best teachers, students, resources, and the atrium is beautiful! I have played sports here, joined clubs, and had an overall great experience. It truly is a college preparatory school, as it sends its students off to the best universities in the nation and across the globe!
Walter Payton College Prep is a fantastic school with great academic, sports and extracurricular programs. Anyone who gets in would be very lucky to attend. It is a great school to foster community and grow as a person regardless of your background or identity. Being a Grizzly is awesome!