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Students enrolled: 1,445

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6220 South Stony Island Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

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(773) 535-0880
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December 20, 2012
For so many under represented black youths in Chicago, Hyde Park is one of many schools that accepts them no matter what there background is. It may not be always a good thing, but it gives them a chance - which is something we deserve. I graduated 2012 and I am proud to be a Hyde Parker. The school builds character is not for the weak hearted. You learn your place in society and how the world operates to make you better or worse. The counselors office and many of the coaches have been a great aid. They really want you to succeed and bring something back to let them know they did not fail. Because of that school I became a posse scholar and I attend the number four liberal arts college in the nation - Middlebury College. I owe my success to the students and staff of Hyde Park who inspired me in various of ways to go beyond expectations set upon me and many others like me. For that I am indebted to Hyde Park and Thank You. Take Care. -Cheswayo Mphanza (C/O 2012)

- submitted by a student

October 23, 2012
as a parent of an IB student I must say that I am umimpressed. Academically it could be more challenging. Administration leaves a lot to be desired. No one ever returns phone calls, but will call you about the most unimportant things. Things I should know I don't until after the fact. I hope this school gets the leadership it and the students deserve

- submitted by a parent

May 04, 2011
I am a proud graduate of Hype Park Academy s class of 2010. I transferred to Hyde Park my senior year and it was completely different from what I was used to. Despite the difference I had an amazing time, the students were great, the teachers were great and the staff were great. HP is not perfect and like any school suffers from underfunding and lack of discipline. However, I feel that HP is doing the excellent due to the resources they are given. My sister now attends HP and she loves it as well!!!

- submitted by a student
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August 20, 2009
I am a 2009 graduate of Hyde Park. I honestly believe Hyde Park is a wonderful school. On campus students are safe and getting rigorous assignments. What goes on after school is the problem. It is not Hyde Park students that are causing the problems, it is the students of South Shore who come over and bully Hyde Park.

- submitted by a community member

August 12, 2008
Hyde Park is by far one of the worst high schools in chicago. When i was a student at Hyde Park it seemed to me majority of the teachers did not care and showed no intrest in if their student was understandin the work or not. If you were not and I.B. student in Hyde Park, the teachers could care less if you passed or failed. I actually had a teacher get mad and yell at me because I said I didnt understand the problem. Those type of actions put alot a teenagers down includin mysself. Hyde Park staff was morried about what we had on then what we were learning. Overall Hyde Park needs a principal that will lead the school in the right direction. How can a school afford flat screens in a lunch room but there aren't enough books for every student. Inquiring minds want to know.

- submitted by a student

September 04, 2007
I am a parent of a 'Aitchpe' student and Hyde Park Alum class of 87. My daughter is the third generation to attend Hyde Park. This school is a wornderful institution and should be a Chicago historical landmark.

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2007
I am currently a junior enrolled at Hyde Park, and quite frankly, I have not enjoyed the years spent there. The discipline in the school is very slack, and there is no peace because of the lack of effective security. I am in the IB program, and yet I am constantly doing the same level of work as 'demo' students. I am afraid my enrollment at Hyde Park will affect colleges' decisions on accepting me or rejecting me.

- submitted by a student

May 03, 2007
I am a parent of a student currently participating in the 11th grade IB Program. I have enjoyed the way the teachers are attentive too my child's needs. My daughter participates in a variety of academics, sports, and music activities. The level of parent involvement has dropped tremendously and the morale among the staff is very poor. There are many areas that need to be addressed so that the school can once again maintain its great standards again. Thanks HPA for contributing to my daughter's education. Her brother graduated in 2004. Keep up the good work.

- submitted by a teacher

August 25, 2006
I'm an Alumina of Hyde Park Class of 2005. I would have to say that since the integration of crosstown students,and lack of student,teacher,and parent participation... the school has gone done hill. as time progress the school goal changed. from getting student necessary help with their education to first come first served. In my senior year instead of having my counselor help me with my college paper work; making sure that I was on the path to making the right decsion,I had to do it all on my own . the only great thing about this school is english Teachers: D.Murray Ms.Grover and Mrs.Rocket, that's Truth.

- submitted by a student

August 25, 2006
I am a alumna from the graduating class of 1999. It was an okay school but there was some things that they could have improved. One is the quality of the math and science curriculum. I attended a good public university in Indiana and there was some things that I wished my school stressed on in math and science. Had I have that, I would have done better in math and science. Granted I graduated from college, it seems I have to work much harder to improve my math skills. Other than that, this school was so-so. But I am basing this during my four year stint at this school. So my experience was vastly different from the previous principal and faculty.

- submitted by a student

October 22, 2004
My son attends HP and I'm an Alumni(Class of 1981). I'm very impress with the teachers and their concerns with my son on keeping him on the 'B' honor roll. Thank you. But I was not impress with the lack of school spirit the student have. I attended this years homecoming. Not good. Maybe us alumni can come back and help the students have some school spirit. Teachers of HP keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent

September 16, 2004
My son graduated from Hyde Park Career Academy in 2002. The teachers where excellent. They kept me informed of my son's progress and treated us like family when we had problems. I give them an A for effort and wish them well in the future.

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2003
I am not a parent; I'm an alumna of HP (class of 1997 - Salutatorian). Speaking honestly, when I was a student at HP, there were some things about the school that needed some serious consideration -- particularly parent involvement, certain spectra of JROTC and the music departments, computer resources, and academics in general. I've been back to visit HP twice since my departure, and I must say that things have drastically improved! Tons of things have changed -- new teachers, new principal, etc. However, judging by the test scores, it is evident that more work is needed -- specifically, teachers who are qualified and care enough about the students to make sure that they are not just able to regurgitate the material they learn, but can apply it so that they may be better prepared for the standardized tests. Other than the aforementioned, HP is a wonderful school, and can be even greater with the right kind of help.

- submitted by a student

May 05, 2003
Hyde Park has a good location and a rich tradition. Improvements are needed in the following areas: -Classroom Instruction -Athletic Dept Administration -School Internal Accts(Finances) -Lunchroom Food -Parent Involvement

- submitted by a community member

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Hyde Park Academy High School
6220 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL  60637
(773) 535-0880
Last modified Hyde Park Academy High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hyde Park Academy High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top