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Students enrolled: 778

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250 East 111th Street
Chicago, IL 60628

(773) 535-9930
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December 05, 2013
Small class sizes, excellent and involved principal, diverse student body, challenging courses (including AP), plenty of activities/ sports, 100% college placement and safe environment. There are NO fights or gangs at this school, only scholars! Parental involvement is strong at Brooks esp through Brooks Parents Club, which meets monthly. My child graduated from Skinner West Classical School (CPS)and is now a sophomore and is excelling. I feel comftable knowing he is safe when I drop him off everyday at Brooks. In the Spring, my son will travel overseas to Italy/Europe through Brooks travel abroad program. My son also participate in swimming and baseball. He has met a diverse group of friends from all over the city. I love that Brooks main focus us ACT preparation and getting every student into college with scholarships. I know we mafe the right decision by choosing Brooks. Attending Brooks College Prep is like attending a private school for free!

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October 20, 2013
My school is fantastic. The clubs are amazing and useful to the community. The school is cultural, diverse, and welcoming. The people are amazing. The staff really cares about you and strives to help you be the best you can be. They want you to succeed. I really love this school. I would recommend this school to everyone.

- submitted by a student

October 28, 2011
Let me say that brooks is a fundamental / AMAZiNG school. I dont go there but i am applying their they are my first choice the open house i attended was just wondeful. They have remodled and it's looking very good they have a pond outisde the school it's a beautiful site to see and there school is well organized and clean. There academics is excellent. They have 99% ready and prepared to graduate and go on to college is that cool or what. I hope i get accepcted well me and my twin. we both applied. if u are trying to find a good outstandnig high school brooks is the one. o and i LOVE their choir they all sound like angels ! GO BROOKS. :) the teachers there are awesome & cool.

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March 30, 2011
This is an amazing school! I have been challenged and learned so much. I am glad I was accepted to this school. I am have been accepted to Harvard College on the east coast and Duke University (amongst others). I have chosen Duke University and is excited to attend in the fall. The teachers are great and they help you out if you need some extra help. I am going to miss Brooks College Prep.

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May 27, 2009
This is our second year in the Brooks family. I think that Dr. Brown, the teachers, and the rest of Brooks staff are doing a great job. My child's academic needs are being met. The teachers and curriculum is challenging. The extra curricular activities are getting better. My son feels very safe at this school and I do not worry about him while he is there. Many improvements are being made to the campus. Such as a swimming pool, new gym, auditorium, bowling alley, and football field. We couldn't ask for a better school. This is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
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March 18, 2009
My child went to Brooks for four years and did not like the school. My response was this is a top ranked school, and it will be good for you. Ever since the new principal was hired, the school seems to be going down except in sports. You have very good teachers in place if they are allowed to teach, and the rest need to come up to the task. I pulled my child out and transferred to another high school. At this time her grades have gotten better, and will graduate on schedule. My child has picked up on the subjects they fell behind in, and are on the right track. My heart fell Thanks go out to all that helped while my child was there.

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2008
My two daughters attended this school there freshman, and sophmore year. Unfortunetly, we had moved because of my husbands job. This schools cirriculum is outstanding, and the teachers were very helpful to my childrens needs.

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January 19, 2008
I am a current freshman at Brooks and I absolutely love my school! The curriculum is very good but it's challenging!! You can not slack off because it will show in your grades immediately. Teachers provide both students and parents with phone numbers and e-mail addresses. Students here stay focused on their work and still like to have fun. Students have alot of school spirit and like to help each other. Brooks is THE school to go to!

- submitted by a student

January 24, 2007
GBCP has a good college prep curriculum, but needs to add more AP classes,better prepare students for standardized testing,and track student 4 year progress with better college prep counseling services. Brooks, academically is a top school on the South Side of Chicago, but doesn't operate at the same level as the other top Selective Enrollment schools. Parental involvement is very low. The school website is not updated and there's no computer system for parents to track student progress. Most students are satisfied, but don't realize that they aren't receiving the same quality services that other top Selective Enrollment schools receive. Activities are sufficient, but sports programs are a work in progress,some good, some bad.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2006
(GBCPA),Gwendolyn Brooks College Preratory Academy is an absolutly amazing highschool. The school is absolutly breathtaking, surrounded by beautiful wildlife attracted by the very immaculate pond taht does nothing but add to the beauty of the school. The students that attend GBCPA are some of the brightest students in Chicago. Although the classes are quite difficult GBCPA is a great Highschool to consider.

- submitted by a student

January 07, 2006
Being a current student at Brooks I know what the school is about. The curriculum is excellent, you really learn how high school isn't a joke and that college won't be either. They expect alot out of there students and they try not to be to hard on us but it's tough so you really have to be serious or you will be in alot of trouble. I can't say much else but you would want your child to go here it's great and this school makes it easy to stay focused because alot of activities that go on in the school happen at the end of the day so you can't get behind on your studies. That's it. Choose Brooks.

- submitted by a student

August 19, 2005
Gwendolyn brroks is is a well renowed school, I am very happy to have placed my daughter in such an acheiving high school.

- submitted by a parent

May 04, 2005
As a former student at Brooks I learned that you have to step up to the challenge. Everything wasn't what it seemed because I was new to the learning environment. But many teachers were friendly and helpful. The athletics are cool because they allow you to show your skills and be creative. At Brooks everyone's a winner, if they choose to be!

- submitted by a student

March 03, 2005
The academic programs at Brooks were wonderful and you were given a chance to use your full potential with opportunities to take college courses at univesities while you were in school. There were a lot of extracurricular activities added during my four years at Brooks. They were few and far between my freshman year because the school was new but they made big improvements. I was blessed to go to a school that I didn't have to worry about gang violence and all of that other nonsense. And my experience there created a yearning in me to further my education. Brooks is a great school if you take advantage of the programs given. C/O 2002

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August 22, 2004
This is my first year at Brooks, but I must say that I had no doubt in my mind that this would be the school for me. I look foward to a great year at brooks. I you want a challenge this is the school for you!

- submitted by a student

April 09, 2004
As a former student, Brooks is a very good school. Going here has changed my life around. Now, I'm in the Navy and I thank all the teachers who had the chance to be my teachers. Keep up the good work. Blue and silver!

- submitted by a student

January 16, 2004
My child is in her fourth year at Brooks and I have been very pleased. The quality of most of the teachers is very good and I believe the new principal will be an improvement to the school.

- submitted by a parent

December 20, 2003
The School is alright, but under the leadership of the new principal the school environment has gotten worse. It almost seems as if they are more worried about uniform than actual learning. Other thatn that my child loves it.

- submitted by a parent

November 05, 2003
Gwendolyn Brooks is a very good school .I really like the way that the teachers take time and work with the children and staff members.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
G.B.C.P.A. was an okay school.it is still going through its chganges because of the fact that it has been open for only about 5-6 years. there are sports but they are not the best in ranking. But again you have to realize its because ofthe fact that its a new school.Brooks is a hard school, but it can be easy if you keep on track

- submitted by a student

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Brooks College Prep Academy High School
250 East 111th Street, Chicago, IL  60628
(773) 535-9930
Last modified Brooks College Prep Academy High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Brooks College Prep Academy High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top