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Fenger Academy High School

Public | 9-12 | 664 students

 

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Posted April 16, 2011

Fenger High School has been a turnaround school for two years and it is making great progress. Since the start of turnaround, Its attendance has increased by 10%, it's ACT average increased by nearly one point (far beyond the district average), they won an award for one of the highest increases in freshmen on track to graduation, its percent of students going to college has increased by 5%, and more students than ever before are involved in co-curricular activities and sports. Fenger is a rising star that will return to its glory years because of terrific students, a dedicated staff, and exactly the kind of hope that Waiting for Superman inspires.


Posted April 28, 2010

well i think fenger is a good if you get to know peopie better also its not so much of the school its some of the student in there please think fenger is the worth school in chiacgo, fenger just need more a change ' an yes fenger please support our school' my name Telicia Freeman
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2009

Not a great school. Little to no parent support. I would not send my children here. If you have other options to send your child to another school, take them.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 28, 2006

if you want your child to be in a safe and secure environment i suggest not enrolling your child in fenger academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

I think that Fenger Acadeny Highschool should have more learning in the class. The teachers should have a communication of disclipline and the class will be able to function and succeed in the class.
—Submitted by a student


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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

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
3%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
9%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
1%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
4%
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 Students7%
Female9%
Male4%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income6%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students16%
Female18%
Male14%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income15%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students7%
Female7%
Male6%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income7%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities8%
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

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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

15

Graduation rate

72.5%


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
Black 99% 18%
Hispanic 1% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
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Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Elizabeth A Dozier

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
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11220 South Wallace Street
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (773) 535-5430

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