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Northside College Preparatory High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
1,047
Best High School in Illinois
#3
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District City of Chicago School District 299
Type Public
 Phone (773)534-3954
 Location 5501 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Charter School No

Northside College Preparatory High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Illinois high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 3rd in the best public high schools in Illinois.

Demographics

Race

The Northside College Preparatory High School student body is predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White37.4%392
Black8.7%91
Hispanic27.2%285
Asian Pacific17.5%183
Native American Indian0.2%2
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.3%3
Two or more races8.7%91

Family Income

vs. other Illinois high schools
Lower 49.7%

42.5% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Illinois high school median of 42.4%. By this measure, Northside College Preparatory Hs students are largely middle income and rank 347th in Illinois for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman252
Sophomore278
Junior256
Senior261
Total1,047

Academics

Completions

Graduation Rate
99% or more*

10 out of 10

Rank: 2nd in Illinois

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students99% or more*
Illinois Median87%
Percentile100%
White95% or more*
Black80% or more*
Hispanic95% or more*
Asian Pacific90% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races50% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged95% or more*
Limited English Proficiency-

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 1st in Illinois

Students at Northside College Preparatory High School scored an average 90% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Illinois State Board of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 24% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 1% of Illinois high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girlssuppressed*80% or more*
Boyssuppressed*80% or more*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander-50% or more*
Black.%suppressed*
Hispanicsuppressed*50% or more*
Multiracial.%suppressed*
Whitesuppressed*50% or more*
With Disabilitessuppressed*suppressed*
Limited English--

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average ACT Score
29.8

The average ACT score for Northside College Preparatory High School students in 2017 was 29.8. This indicates that the average student scores in the 91st percentile nationally on the ACT.

College Admission Test Participation

5 out of 10

Rank: 330th in Illinois

269 out of 517 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (52%). College admission testing participation is about equal to the Illinois median rate of 52% and in the top 49% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 25th in Illinois

Northside College Preparatory High School offers 24 AP courses. 58 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 99% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Illinois schools of 16%. Northside College Preparatory High School had 571 taking AP exams with a 535 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 93% percentile and significantly above the state median of 56 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 94% 56%
Students enrolled in an AP class 58% 16%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 41%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 45%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 58%
AP Courses Offered 24

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%17%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.2%2
Boys0.4%2
Girls0%0
Illinois Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Illinois Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Illinois Median4.6%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Location

Northside College Preparatory High School
5501 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL
60625
(773)534-3954

10 out of 10 1

District

City of Chicago School District 299
Chicago, IL