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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Agree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Don't know (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very effective (1 response)
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There are 43 reviews about all of the school topics.

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Mather High School
Grateful to: Staff member

Posted May 17, 2016
- a community member
Mr. C Jones, he is a great principal! He has been there for a few years and hopefully will stay until my kids graduate.

Mather High School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted May 17, 2016
- a community member
The teachers care. It shows in how many clubs and sports are offered and how the kids are involved. Ethnic fest at the end of the year really shows how the students and teachers work together to put on a great show of all the ethnic groups at Mather and how they teach the students even outside the classroom


Mather High School
Amount of homework: Don't know

Posted May 17, 2016
- a community member
seems about right but depends on teacher to teacher and what program the students are in. The AP classes obviously give a lot more to challenge the kids but it seems ok.

Mather High School
Develops grit: Strongly agree

Posted May 17, 2016
- a community member
It can be hard to teach a student all they need at school. Persistence and resilience are two very hard things to teach but the teachers are always on the case of lazy kids and try to instill in the good work ethic.

Mather High School
Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted May 17, 2016
- a community member
The kids who go to Mather are generally well behaved but it looks like the teachers are geared toward helping all the students learn to be respectful of each other. For instance there have been a few Transgender students at Mather and they have been helped and welcomed with open arms by the teachers. The teachers and staff have worked hard to help those students feel more at home.


Mather High School
Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted May 17, 2016
- a community member
With a very diverse crowd like they have at Mather and the deans of students working on Peace Circles to help resolve conflicts in a way that talks out problems to mutual resolution for students, Mather seems like they are working hard to make the school a good place for kids to learn to take care of each other

Mather High School
Develops honesty: Agree

Posted May 17, 2016
- a community member
Mather has a great staff and the most teachers are very willing to work with students after and before class to help them take responsibility for their missed assignments or just to study for an upcoming test.

Mather High School 5

Posted May 17, 2016
- a community member
Many of the students at Mather are immigrants to America or the sons and daughters of immigrants to America, the school offers a wide range of classes from ESL 1 to 4 to bring the English skills these kids need. Mather also offers many honors and AP classes in every core subject as well as several years of Drama, Visual Art, dance, and Music. It has one of the best student freshman -senior year improvements in all of CPS and an average ACT score of 18 higher than most CPS schools but a little below the state average.


Mather High School
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
They dont respect student's decision.... like students who wants to transfer to another school because they know that they are not safe in that school

Mather High School
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
If they do care.. they will let my daughter transfer to another school... without further questioning

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Mather High School
5835 North Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL  60659
Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. (773) 534-2350
Last modified Mather High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12
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