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Payton College Preparatory High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
899
Best High School in Illinois
#12
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District City of Chicago School District 299
Type Public
 Phone (773)534-0034
 Location 1034 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
Charter School No

Payton 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 12th in the best public high schools in Illinois.

Demographics

Race

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

Race Percent Students
White42.4%381
Black15.9%143
Hispanic23.2%209
Asian Pacific12.8%115
Native American Indian0.3%3
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%2
Two or more races5.1%46

Family Income

vs. other Illinois high schools
Upper 35.7%

34.8% 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, Payton College Preparatory HS students are largely upper-middle income and rank 246th in Illinois for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman230
Sophomore234
Junior201
Senior234
Total899

Academics

Completions

Graduation Rate
93%

8 out of 10

Rank: 94th in Illinois

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students93%
Illinois Median87%
Percentile86%
White90% to 94%*
Black80% to 89%*
Hispanic90% or more*
Asian Pacific80% or more*
Native American-
Two or more races80% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged90% to 94%*
Limited English Proficiency-

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 3rd in Illinois

Students at Payton College Preparatory High School scored an average 86% 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 1.3% of Illinois high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls50% or more*95% or more*
Boys50% or more*85% to 89%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian-suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islandersuppressed*90% or more*
Blacksuppressed*80% or more*
Hispanicsuppressed*90% or more*
Multiracial-50% or more*
White50% or more*85% to 89%*
With Disabilitessuppressed*suppressed*
Limited English--

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average ACT Score
29.4

The average ACT score for Payton College Preparatory High School students in 2017 was 29.4. This indicates that the average student scores in the 91st percentile nationally on the ACT.

College Admission Test Participation

5 out of 10

Rank: 310th in Illinois

229 out of 435 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (53%). College admission testing participation is slightly above the Illinois median rate of 52% and in the top 46% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 13th in Illinois

Payton College Preparatory High School offers 21 AP courses. 47 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 97% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Illinois schools of 16%. Payton College Preparatory High School had 409 taking AP exams with a 394 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 96% percentile and significantly above the state median of 56 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 96% 56%
Students enrolled in an AP class 47% 16%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 27%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 40%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 47%
AP Courses Offered 21

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate4%17%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate4%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
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 Students5.9%48
Boys5.6%19
Girls6.1%29
Illinois Median4.6%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.2%2
Boys0.6%2
Girls0%0

Location

Payton College Preparatory High School
1034 N Wells St
Chicago, IL
60610
(773)534-0034

10 out of 10 1

District

City of Chicago School District 299
Chicago, IL