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Juarez Community Academy High School

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Posted December 30, 2013

I love this school. The teachers are nice, you have the chance to make up work, The counselors are nice, And they offer career academies. The only bad thing is that the nurse is either never there or doesn't do anything. My friend had a really bad headache once and the nurse told her she couldn't do anything about it and got sent back to class. Overall, the school is very good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2010

Juarez is an amazing school because everyone in the community (administration, teachers, staff, parents) is involved and wants the best for the students.


Posted June 1, 2010

Ugh. Juarez used to be good. But now teachers just care about scores. They forced me to take AP but I can't even handle that class. The new principal (and all the new teachers, since they fired most of the good ones) care about pushing scores, not teaching us. I am glad I am graduating and out of that stinkhole.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2008

As community high schools (i.e. non-selective schools) in the Chicago area go, this is one of the best. The dedication of the staff, support and empathy of the administration (especially the newest one), and strong community involvement attest to the superb educational environment that we provide students, not to mention our consistently rising test scores...rising like an Eagle, that is. Go Juarez!
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Posted March 6, 2008

This is a great school for my child, he learned how to be a computer expert. The teachers and the principals are great, and friendly towards the students and their parents. The school also has plenty of before and after school activities. And parent involvement is amazingly well, they mantain us very well informed, and they help us with workshops and training.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
16%
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 Students21%
Female16%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income20%
Non-low income33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities22%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students26%
Female27%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income25%
Non-low income39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities27%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students15%
Female10%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income14%
Non-low income33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities16%
English language learners0%
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

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

17

Graduation rate

80%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 95% 24%
Black 2% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
White 1% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
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Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Juan Carlos Ocon

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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2150 South Laflin Street
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (773) 534-7030

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