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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Westinghouse College Prep is a highly rated, public school located in Chicago, IL. It has 1,169 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
Address
3223 W Franklin Blvd
Chicago, IL 60624
Telephone
(773) 534-6400
Website

Westinghouse College Prep Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1100
89 responses
Average ACT
22
177 responses
AP Enrollment
54%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$50,434
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$987
National
$949
Median Home Value
$225,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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.35 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 185 responses
Report
  • Pep rallys
    19%
  • International night
    16%
  • Field Day
    13%
  • Spirit week
    9%
  • Games
    9%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Prom Showcase
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,169
Free or Reduced Lunch
84%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
22.3%
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,765/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses
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Westinghouse College Prep Reviews

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Westinghouse is a very good high school. It has amazing teachers who are willing to go above and beyond to help you when needed. As a graduating senior from westinghouse, i can say that Westinghouse helps you a lot when it comes to the college process. The students receive emails every week with and update about their grades, gpa, and attendance. They also receive emails talking about different scholarships and college events. Another amazing program that they have is Navy NJROTC, I was a part of this and I am so thankful for the many great opportunities that it gave me. Within the program there is a lot one can do. There's a drill team, exhibition team,orienteering team, Seaperch/Robotics team, academic team, fitness team, along many more.
This school is new and the staff makes sure that its always clean, for the most part everyone respects each other. It has a great environment and i really recommend it!
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I love the diversity of students at Westinghouse. There are students from various neighborhoods in Chicago which adds to the multicultural environment. Westinghouse haves great academic programs that prepare its students for college course work and it can be quite challenging but worth it. Its language department is superb! The school offers Spanish, French, and Mandarin for students to learn and possibly study abroad. Westinghouse offers a variety of extracurricular and after-school programs to keep students engaged and teach skills like robotics and chess. The school's sports teams have new equipment and coaches who are passionate about their respective sport.
Honestly, Geroge Westinghouse College Preps is one of the best High schools in the state of Illinois. In Westinghouse one can truly and freely express who they are. Westinghouse has a ton of resources, opportunities and good teachers willing to support you. Westinghouse lacks school spirit but makes up for that whereas it still offers classroom fun yet rigorous experiences that prepares you as a student for both college and careers after school. The students embody kindness, helpfulness, and a ton of creativity and brilliance is flushed throughout the halls. Westinghouse is the place to be if you’re looking for real life preparation while having a fun time in the classroom while you’re at it.