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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Too much (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Somewhat effective (1 response)
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There are 12 reviews about all of the school topics.

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DRW College Prep
Grateful to: Student

Posted July 30, 2016
- a teacher
Students in this community really want to learn and are SO creative! Students of all ages and abilities are supported by the community of north Lawndale. I wish DRW fostered that more.

DRW College Prep 1

Posted March 09, 2015
- a parent
I can't wait until they close this joke of a high school down!!!!.I had a very bad experience no one cared about the well being of my child or her education I HAVE A VOICE AND I SHALL B HEARD,NEVER ENROLL YOUR CHILDREN HERE!


DRW College Prep 5

Posted May 27, 2014
- a community member
The discipline policy is very strict, but it is also very consistent. Students know what is within the rules and what isn't as well as the consequences, and from there, most students choose to act within the rules. I am glad that the $5 detention fee has ended, however. It's clear from being in the school that the teachers care about their students and hold them to high academic and social standards. I was very impressed by what I saw at DRW.

DRW College Prep 5

Posted February 14, 2014
- a teacher
I love working at DRW; I feel like it is a great place for our students to learn and mature into productive, successful adults. The work environment is very positive and I look forward to going to work everyday!

DRW College Prep 2

Posted January 23, 2014
- a community member
I am an engaged North Lawndale resident who has been invited to the school a couple times over the years to speak to student groups. While I have personally had positive experiences and observations with DRW, I am deeply troubled by conversations I've had with parents whose students attend the school. The discipline policies are excessive, and children are reportedly suspended for very minor infractions like chewing gum, or missing a session to make up homework. Children are assessed demerits for infractions. Every 5 demerits leads to detention. Parents are charged $5.00 for every detention. One child I know has nearly $300 worth of detentions. Another child I know was suspended so many times he has spent more time away from the school than in school. This child is a B-C student, but seems to have some behavioral issues that the school has yet to address, except through detention and suspension. His parents have tried to transfer him out for 2 months, but DRW refuses to release his records. DRW did not allow him to take his first semester finals, so he has no grades. The child will have to start all over at his next school. There are several students who have been held back.


DRW College Prep 5

Posted January 21, 2014
- a teacher
DRW is an incredible school with passionate, dedicated teachers who really foster true learning among the students. The school culture is conducive to learning and success!

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DRW College Prep
931 S. Homan Ave., Chicago, IL  60624
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. (773) 893-4500
Last modified DRW College Prep is a Charter school that serves grades 10-12
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