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Gage Park High School

Public | 9-12 | 1031 students

 

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Posted July 29, 2014

Well I Live Right Next To This School And I Hear Alot Of Fights When They Come Out Of School. I Kinda Hate Living In The Block Of This School Because I Hear To Much Screaming And The Police Has To Be By My Block Every Time The High Schoolers Come Out So They Can Avoid Fights Between The Students.


Posted May 19, 2011

The administration at Gage Park can be summed up in one word, iffy. Sometimes they care, sometimes they don't. I have seen them do some great things for students, and I have seen them fail them miserably. The students at Gage Park have great hearts. Some of them are a lil deranged, but it is up to the Administration to weed out those bad seeds, of which they do not. The teachers are just as iffy. Some teachers are phenomenal! Some teachers are there to collect a check. I hope Rahm Emanuel will come in and really clean up schools like Gage Park, because it has potential to be great.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 29, 2011

I recently became a teacher at Gage Park High School. I was highly surprised by the environment. Yes, we sometimes have fights. However, I see less fighting and gang activity than I did at my other school. My other school was an elementary school believe it or not. I love the students here!!!! I would say about 90% of our kids are great. Many of them face obstacles to their education. I would really love to see more parental participation. The parents we have are great, but we need more involvement to make this a truly great school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2009

Gage Park High School has been a good experience in the time that i have attended it all of my teachers have pushed me to do better! I'm in a program called AVID its very inspiring it helps me be more organized and be more prepared for test and get better habits as a student!.. I am also in the rivers club being in this club has showed me the meaning of trully recycling i have learned alot of new things i have also felt affection from the promotor of the conservation club mrs.Parson!! shes great :) there are also many other teachers that have encouraged me and gave me the guts to keep on going to school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2008

The worst school in the Chicago public school district. The administratrion in 2008 is awful. The principal eliminated almost all after school programs which kept kids off the streets. She makes it very difficult to keep the few sports program left. There is absolutly no help from the teachers and tutoring is non-existant. They say they have programs to help the kids, but they do not. Extremely unsafe, fights break out daily. gang activity is obviouse and felt by all students. If you have a choice to live in a different school district, move elsehwere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

This school has improved dramatically over the past couple of years. I have to say that Mr. Wilfredo Ortiz did a tremendous job on remodeling the environment of the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 20, 2005

Gage park used to be one of the lowest performing schools in the state. But were slowly getting better. Under the guidance of our principal we have really improved academically. Also weve developed school spirit that we never had before.
—Submitted by a student


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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

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
7%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
14%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
8%
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 Students4%
Female4%
Male5%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income4%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities5%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students11%
Female15%
Male6%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income11%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities13%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students5%
Female5%
Male6%
Black4%
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income6%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities7%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 53% 24%
Black 45% 18%
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

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Sfiya M Karimah

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(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
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Performing arts
  • Drama
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