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Alcott College Prep - West Campus

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 300 students

Our school is best known for democracy, student leadership and diversity.

 
 
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5 stars

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Posted March 7, 2013

A good safe school with teachers who are very qualified and care a great deal about their students. The school is new and has a great future.
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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students25%
Female29%
Male22%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income20%
Not low income46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female39%
Male24%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income26%
Not low income55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students20%
Female18%
Male22%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income19%
Not low income27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 46% 24%
Black 35% 18%
White 13% 51%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Rock band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 3:08 pm
School Leader's name
  • Elias Estrada
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Humanities
  • Service learning
  • Social justice
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Rock band
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
More from this school
  • At Alcott, we don’t take an average approach to helping your child learn and grow. We teach your student not only tools that make them ready for college, but how to become leaders in their communities. This approach empowers our students to take ownership and pride in their efforts and the results are incredible. While our school has only 300 students, teams like Science Olympiad and Debate are competitive with selective enrollment schools.
School leaders can update this information here.
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2957 N Hoyne
Chicago, IL 60618
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Phone: (773) 534-5970

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