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Hyde Park Academy High School

Public | 9-12 | 1445 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted May 4, 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted September 4, 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


Posted 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


Posted May 3, 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 staff


Posted 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 former student


Posted 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 former student


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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 former student


Posted May 5, 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


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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7%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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16%

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17%

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22%

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20%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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6%

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9%

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10%

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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 Students7%
Female6%
Male10%
Black8%
Asiann/a
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Whiten/a
Low income7%
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Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a
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Reading

All Students16%
Female17%
Male14%
Black15%
Asiann/a
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Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income15%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities18%
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Migrantn/a

Science

All Students6%
Female3%
Male10%
Black6%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income6%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities7%
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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46%
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28%
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Average ACT score

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Graduation rate

56%


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

Teacher resources

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

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
  • Thomas C Trotter

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)
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
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Science lab
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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6220 South Stony Island Avenue
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