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Julian High School

Public | 9-12 | 1220 students

 

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Posted July 2, 2013

Bullying is a common experience among Elementary and High School students, across the country. The issue of bullying has been addressed by staff members, students and parents at schools in efforts to find a way to resolve this problem. Percy L. Julian High School has addressed the act of students being bullied in a manner that can be considered outstanding. Some of Julian s hard working and talented students organized the 2nd annual Peace Day assembly on May 10, 2013. Bullying was the main focus of this year s assembly. Julian s students interviewed Jonathan Scott, offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears about bullying, and recorded a public service announcement in early May at Soldiers Field to create awareness about bulling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2013

Percy L. Julian has done an awesome job in creating awareness about "Uprooting Violence and Sowing Seeds of Peace! Julian High School has done a remarkable job on Bullying! Visit their website and read their school newsletter. Its awesome! I give Percy L. Julian High School 5 stars!


Posted May 21, 2013

Julian is still out of control with bullying continuing to go on and the student are out of control and the staff do not care. My child is a victim of being bullied and I ask to have a police report on this and I haven't received any update about the matter. I will rank this school as being poor with handling bullying situations. I guess nothing won't be done until it too late when my child is seriously hurt in the school. I have notified the staff about this problem, I will be talking to the media about the bullying at Julian.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2011

The school has calmed down. The staff has been improved, and the student population is changing for the better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2011

Percy L. Julian is transforming and will once again become the school of choice on the south side. The school has calmed down tremendously, has a caring staff and students who want to make a difference in their community. This school has three outstanding Career Academies - Medical Academy, Business Academy and the award winning Radio TV Broadcast Academy. Everyone knows that Julian has the best marching band, choir and the art department staff includes a well known muralist. the athletic facilities are great with an olympic size beautiful pool. Students in the AVID program master college going strategies and have a very high rate of earning scholarships and entrance to the college of their choice. There are great electives including, zoology, journalism, piano, forensic science, film study, African American literature graphics arts and more. Students elect to take a broad range of Advanced Placement classes. Julian has the highest enrollment in Gallery 37 and Julian's After School Matters is the largest in the city. Pride of the South Side....Percy L. Julian High School.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 21, 2008

Julian has the potential to be one of the top schools in the state. It has up-to-date facilities as well as qualified teachers. The only problem -- the student population. Many of the students don't understand how important getting an education is. I think my experience would be better if the students really had a better understanding of the quality of the school that they attend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2006

I'm new to this school and don't know much about it. But it looks like a school that is striving for excellence and to increase the quality of education for their students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 7, 2005

Julian is an okay school. The school just needs more community involvement and better leadership. The school needs more discipine and better staff to ensure quality education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2005

Julian is a good school. They've made a lot of improvements since I left in 1995. They are committed to excellence.
—Submitted by a former 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.

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7%

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10%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
6%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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16%

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19%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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2%

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7%

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6%

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5%
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%
Female7%
Male7%
Black7%
Asiann/a
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Multiracialn/a
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Whiten/a
Low income7%
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Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities8%
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Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students16%
Female21%
Male9%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income16%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities19%
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Migrantn/a

Science

All Students2%
Female1%
Male4%
Black2%
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Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income2%
Non-low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities3%
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

16

Graduation rate

73.7%


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

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Security personnel
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Poetry

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Careda Taylor

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Security personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(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
  • College/career center
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Poetry
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10330 South Elizabeth Street
Chicago, IL 60643
Phone: (773) 535-5170

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