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School leader:  Kimberly Hinton
1817 W. 80th Street
Chicago, IL 60620

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"We are best known for our commitment to college preparation!"

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    Before, After
  • Dress policy
    Uniforms
  • Transportation
    None
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
  • Arts
    None, Choir / Chorus, Dance, Drama, Drawing / Sketching...
  • World languages
    Spanish
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12 reviews

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Overall:
Submitted by a parent · June 02, 2014
The school does not represent what Ralph Ellison, himself stood for in his struggles. The policy is "PPP", Policy Per Student. They send our children out as if they're garbage, not caring about their future behind Ralph Ellision. Also the... more

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Submitted by a parent · March 18, 2014
This school is ridiculous, you have a few good teachers who care and quite a few who don't. These children are always either suspended or in detention. I understand that they have to be disciplined but the rules are TOO strict and something needs... more

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Submitted by a student · April 28, 2013
I am a student at CICS Ralph Ellison, and contrary to everything on here, the scores on the ACT are low. Students are scoring 15's on these ACT's. There is gang-banging at the school, or at least symbolising. Its not actually them trying to start... more

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Submitted by a teacher · January 02, 2013
CICS-Ralph Ellison is a high school on the cutting edge. We offer a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum designed to help students excel in their post-secondary endeavors. There are teachers who are dedicated to meeting and exceeding the... more

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Chicago International Charter School- Ralph Ellison Campus is part of the Civitas network of Schools. Civitas Schools works to ensure that our students demonstrate the intellectual skills, the cultural competence, the belief in self, and the engagement in community necessary for success in school, college, the workplace and life.

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CICS Ralph Ellison
1817 W. 80th Street, Chicago, IL  60620
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. (773) 478-4434
Last modified CICS Ralph Ellison is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12
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