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Hancock College Preparatory High School

Public | 9-12 | 969 students

 

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Posted January 18, 2013

very nice place to work!building may be old but the students are very nice!small class sizes big fun here!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 7, 2010

I've been very happy with this school.. It offers Honors & AP classes. My daughter will be graduating this year with National Honors, scored a 22 in her SATs & was accepted into many great colleges. Ultimately it is up to the Student who wants to get somewhere in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2009

This school offers limited classes and activites. This school is not challenging nor prepares one for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

terrible school. there are friendly people but they are also immature like children. the staff is rude and careless. They only have a few advanced classes and that's not enough for some students. None of the classes challenge your mind. I found some of their extracurricular activities pointless while the usefull ones are not available. And most students don't pay attention to the teaches and waste their time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2007

Absolutely a great school were every one cares about the students, very friendly and good students, many programs to get involved in
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2006

So far, Hancock high school has been a big disappointment. Much of the classroom time is spent is translating English to Spanish for the Hispanic students. The rest of the students get bored and waste time on their ipods or talking amongst themselves. Gym class so far is just standing around or doing word puzzles. The staff in the main office is rude and unhelpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

Hancock H.S. has very good academic programs. Honors classes and just recently AP classes are offered at Hancock to challenge the students. It is just the right size and the teachers and staff really care. Hancock has given my child a chance to get involved in extracurricular activities, as well as out-of-state educational outings. I highly recommend Hancock in providing quality education to students in the southwest side of Chicago.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
14%
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 Students18%
Female13%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Low income18%
Non-low income10%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities20%
English language learners9%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Female33%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Low income30%
Non-low income40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities35%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students17%
Female12%
Male20%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Low income16%
Non-low income20%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities18%
English language learners5%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 93% 23%
White 4% 51%
Black 3% 18%
Asian 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Rock band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Karen Mcveigh Boran

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Rock band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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4034 West 56th Street
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