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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Wells Community Academy High School is a public school located in Chicago, IL. It has 377 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 5% in reading.
936 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
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School District
Chicago Public Schools

Wells Community Academy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
5%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
970
40 responses
Average ACT
19
49 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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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
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$106,407
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,577
National
$949
Median Home Value
$509,612
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Basketball games
    32%
  • Pep Rallys
    32%
  • Attending the school's cook out
    21%
  • Sports,events quality time
    16%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
377
Free or Reduced Lunch
93%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,240
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 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
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Hi, I’m Cortez H, during my 4yrs at Wells has been an awesome and rewarding experience for me from the academic perspective to The Boys and Girls Club. Giving me the opportunity to stay focus on school with all the tools needed for an exceptional education, with a supportive staff extended to the club. Opportunity inside of Wells and outside
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My experience at Wells high school was a good school for it to have low funding. Now that being said Wells wasn't one on of the best schools because of this reason but we still did what we had to do to create the best learning environment. Wells teachers are smart, outgoing, and innovative. I had an okay time overall but it your job as a student to take matters into your own hands and be responsible for your own high school experience. The schoolwork given isn't that rigorous, so if you want to an academic challenge this might not be the school for you. If you're a bright student like me you would see Wells as the perfect outlet because there's so much room for you to step up and stand out because many of the students are behind. Wells as a school isn't a great college readiness outlet but if you're in the Wells Law Program like I am then you will have a more of a preparation for the expectations in college.
I believe Wells Community Academy is a very good high school to attend if you're interested in a small environment and in programs such as JROTC and the Law Academy. Additionally, they have amazing counselors and many staff members to make sure you have an amazing high school experience.