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Steinmetz Academic Centre High School

Public | 9-12 | 1854 students

 

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Posted December 25, 2013

I graduated from this school and went on to receive a Ph.D in Food Science from Michigan State University. The staff prepared me for a college education. I also like the excellent Alumni Association associated with the school. Best HS Alumni Association in the country. Definitely Best in the West.


Posted June 23, 2013

The new principal has definitely turned this school around for the better! The IB program is very challenging and the friends I've made are amazing. I don't understand the reputation this school has...and I'm sure it will change in a few years with these drastic changes being made. The teachers care so much...I've never had so many great teachers in my life! My grades are phenomenal, and I haven't missed a day of school this year. Of course, some students have fights and maybe aren't as good as they should be, but doesn't every school have that small handful of bad kids? I love it here, and I'm sure you will, too!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2009

I Atended Steinmetz and from my personal experience this school has one of the worst acedemic accomidations. It is very hard to study when fights occur durring passing periods. The school seems to be underfunded in most areas that children need to develop into the mature creative young adults they one day wish to become, and it seems as if the leaders of the school try to create unreasonalble punishments in futile attemps to better their behavior. Tyranny Begets Revolt. 'Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ' -Mark Twain


Posted June 12, 2008

I'm a current senior in school. I'm glad I came here. This school is amazing. Teachers cares about you. We have IB, ver smart students. I agree that some students create problems, but principal is trying to change this.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2008

Steinmetz has been very good to my son, he has been involved in extracaricular activities and is going to college. I am very happy with how the teachers have helped and encouraged him. I am looking forward to graduation, thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2007

I am a student at Steinmetz. When I began at this school as a freshman I would agree that this school had many problems with students who didn't want to do what there suppose to. Don't blame the school for children who don't want to be successful. Parent's let there children come to school with these problem's. If it's so much of a problem the take part in making it better. Now in my Junior year, I can honestly say that this school has improved greatly. The children who didn't want to be there didn't come. Maybe parent's should stop complaining and help make Steinmetz better and all PUBLIC high schools better. Steinmetz is a great school. Many of the teachers do want these children to finish high school and go to college. Shouldn't the PARENT?
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2007

i was in the class of 2006 and i did not like steinmetz at all. there are to many fights the sercuity dose nothing there graffitti every where and some teachers cared about there students and other didnt. And people made fun of me because i was a nerd. But is my fault that i come to school on time and do all my work and while they ditch class or hang out in the lunchroom or the halls? I made it through each day by ingoring every1 there and doing all my work.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2006

Many of the classes are over crowded, and many teachers let the Special Ed. students fall through the cracks. No one is helpful, and the teachers and staff clearly have no control over the students. My son attends here, and I wish that I could afford a private school for him!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

Steinmets Academic Center focus in learning.Students and teachers are respectful to each other.I m learning many things in there.I invite all parents who want thier children to get a good education to come in Steinmatz.It s a place for learning all cultures.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2005

My very recent experience with this school is unsatisfactory. My son came from the private school sector into Steinmetz. This was absolutely the worse situation that I could have placed my freshman son in. Some of the teachers are horrible, the students are cutting school. With over 2,500 students, there is no way this institution can effectively teach these students. Thank God, I got my son out, right in the nick of time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

My son is currently attending Steinmetz and likes it very much and has not incurred any problems. Yes it is overcrowded but what school is not overcrowded?? The students are nice kids and seem to want the same thing; to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2004

Im a Junior student currently attending Steinmetz and even though sometimes problems occur, the school is pretty good, the new pricipal has made large differences and the school has gotten stricter on certain things, causing the school to become better. hopefully the school becomes even better and we become one of the top Chicago Public Schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2004

Steinmetz A C is a not a good school.Most of the teachers are really terrible ,instead of teaching the teachers talk on their cell phones , yell at the students or don't teach at all . The school is unsafe because the security guards don't do nothing about the fights etc.. The new principal should really try to make the school more disciplined and safe!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2004

I was talking to my freshman and Junior today, they do not feel safe at Steinmetz. As my son was getting something out of a vending machine a boy grabbed his money, he grabbed for it back and the boy tore it apart and left him with a half a dollar and left walking. They also did that to my other son at a different luch period. What is the point of the cameras if no one is watching. I told the security the other day but they don't care either. There has been some great teachers in the past: Mr Dulski, Ms Ward, Ms S, and Dr Laski to say a few. I hope with the new principal changes things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2004

People may say Steinmetz it a real bad school. But I went there for four years. The school might have to many people but the teachers are really good and they are also really helpful. They also try to get to know you. Staff will tell you if are have trouble with someone you should report them cause they will help you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2003

The school has way to many students and not enough teachers. Their was to much going on with fights and you never felt safe. Over all this isn't a good school.
—Submitted by a former 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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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29%

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18%

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22%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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18%

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21%

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15%

2010

 
 
21%
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 Students21%
Female17%
Male24%
Black8%
Asian30%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Low income21%
Not low income26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities24%
English language learners4%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female26%
Male31%
Black22%
Asian40%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Low income28%
Not low income37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students18%
Female13%
Male23%
Black6%
Asian20%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Low income17%
Not low income33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
Students without disabilities21%
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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46%
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28%
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Average ACT score

17

Graduation rate

65.2%


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
Hispanic 72% 24%
Black 15% 18%
White 10% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Rock band
Performing and written arts
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Stephen Joseph Ngo

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(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
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Rock band
Performing arts
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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