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3857 West 111th Street
Chicago, IL 60655

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November 21, 2015
I am currently a freshman at CHSAS and I would like to say the information reported in the reviews is exceptionally false. For starters, students do not smoke on school premises. I know ths for a fact considering there has been a time whereas a student attempted to have a cigarette outside of the school, and was later suspended because of this. Another issue I would like to address is the Spirit Week problem. There were no eggs or vegetable oil and whoever is claiming that there was is untruthful. Prior to Spirit Week, rumors circulated about what were to happen. Friday of Spirit Week, the only thing that was done was glitter and silly string being thrown at all students, not just freshmen. Of course there was the traditional "Go Home, Freshmen" chant, but that happens in every school (I attended Marist's Spirit Week last year for shadow day). As far as the "Teachers and staff do't care about students" claim, that is also false. If your grades have declined or are declining, you will be advised to speak with he academic counselor. Tutoring is offered afterschool and teachers are willing to stay afterschool to help if need be. So far, however, there has been one physical altercation which was soon handled by security and the principal. If the student population is too large, compare it to Marist whereas there are over 1,000 students. The principal also teaches a class to upperclassmen in need of help. Chsas even offers a mentally disadvantaged department for students and other students are very friendly and welcoming to them. At lunch, you'll see students chatting and laughing with them as well. In conclusion, the choice for your child to attend Chsas is up to you, however, don't base it off of false information from those who have never even attended/ been to the school.

- submitted by a student

September 06, 2015
Learning about commas and quotation marks in high school? School out of control. All this business about good opportunities...garbage. My other child has many more opportunities at private school...which is exactly where my child is going this year. They will get into U of I with a low ACT though....Just go in through school of agriculture...Anyone can do it....not just ag kids...BIG SECRET. My niece did! Teachers are unbelievably uncaring and do not care. Kids out of control...no one cares. Free trips....well that is why CPS is broke...maybe they should use some of that money and invest it in education. Drive by the school at dismissal and you will see the crowds. Fist fights in halls all the time. No one stops them. Security guard stands and watches it. This school is a mockery of the education system. Shame on them. The kids are smoking hookah walking down the hall changing classes. No needs to do homework...or study for tests....the teachers don't care one bit. The difference in the private school this year is shocking. There is actual teaching and so many things to be a part of. You can actually join sports and the coaches show up to practice. There is Christianity. What a sad reflection of the times this school is. The Ag is creating an environment that shows kids that you just can skate by and not be accountable...no need to do what is required. You can do the bare minimum and be top of the class. Truly...pay the tuition for a private school or move to the suburbs if you want a quality education and a dignified school that your child can be at a place where they are shown respect and expected to perform and reach their highest expectation. I truly worry for the kids stuck here. Such a pity. Parents...do your research....this school is a mockery. I have been in the education field for 20+ years...I know how it is supposed to be...this is not it.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
August 07, 2015
Smoke breaks during class....lets them play on phones during class. Once my child watched another student depants another....the teacher did nothing.

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Develops grit: Strongly disagree
August 07, 2015
You aren't required to do your homework or pass tests. The teacher asked who studied for test? 3 students said yes...teacher replied...guess we won't take that test. As you can see...they cater to the students who could care less, not the ones who wish to excel.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
August 07, 2015
No tolerance. Freshman got eggs thrown on them all spirit week and vegetable oil thrown on them...happens every year they say...don't you think there would be someone supervising the halls if they know this is a tradition?

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May 31, 2015
Inner city school brought to a nice neighborhood. Lot of fights, zero discipline and an apathetic principal who can't be truthful. No books for many classes, teachers out for weeks at a time and mist can't control the kids they are teaching. Pay the money and send kids to private schools.

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October 02, 2014
i can't understand why this school does not provide books especially in critical areas, like math. can some explain to me why these kids are working from work sheets instead of a book. becuase of this, i can not rate this school high. the school is great in every other way. Fighting is up, wish the school can expel the problem kids (a handful, but the handful disrupt the whole). last a week a senior jumped on a freshman (something that started on the bus, according to my daughter). the senior was wrong and should be made an example of, there is no reason, none for jumping on a freshman, zilch.

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April 03, 2014
Graduated in 2009 and CHSAS gave me scholarships and pushed me to apply and then later receive scholarships for college. Fortunately, I continued my higher education with agriculture at Illinois State University. I would say CHSAS is for the MOTIVATED "average student" and for the ABOVE average student. Every year CHSAS has more and more seniors getting accepted to Ivy League schools with scholarships....overall the school is safe, challenging , and EXTREMELY hands on.

- submitted by a community member

March 29, 2014
I am currently a senior at CHSAS. The school in these past 4 years has been good. Before getting accepted to CHSAS, I had either the option of going to lane tech or bogan. I was waiting to see if I had another other accepting high schools, and that's when CHSAS had accepted me. There is a variety of sports now. I have participated in soccer, football, and volleyball. The sports are going up in competition, especially the volleyball teams. Academic wise, the classes are well. They leave homework almost every night, but not to the point where you are very stressed out. I am ready to graduate from CHSAS and start a new chapter in my life.

- submitted by a student

November 09, 2013
My daughter graduated from here, June 2013. She had a good time here. The school is for average students. A few honors and A.P classes are offered. Not too many sports or clubs. There aren't any fighting allowed nor gangs so the school is pretty safe. CHSAS is very diverse and small, only 500 students cap. My daughter is now a freshman at Western Illinois University and she is doing really well. Overall, the school fit her academic needs. If youhave a above average/gifted child, this isn't the school for them but if your child is average learner and you are looking fora diverse and safe school, then consider Ag Sciences.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2013
This school need to expand because overpopulation of students and these students need to stop being so racist to one another, they need security outside after school to crack down the trouble teens plus this school need more activities and more sports to do after school.

- submitted by a community member

November 09, 2011
I was a student at CHSAS. The freshman teachers are great and help make the transition from 8th to 9th grade smooth. After that, students are on their own but are still babied by some teacher from time to time. Junior and senior year I still had some classes that wanted me to color for homework. I came to the school for the diversity mainly, and I was pleased that all the different ethnicities got along so well. The neighborhood is not a great place for minorities sometimes, but the school doesn't have any race related issues. It's hard for the small student body to be cliqueish, but it does happen. Everyone is relatively freindly, though. When I hear students who get accepted to REAL college prep schools (the school says it's a college prep, but the cirriculum is very easy to many) reject them and come CHSAS, I go crazy. The school is a great option for those who really don't have anywhere else to go, as I did, but if you are offered the opportunity to go to a much better school, take it. And the FFA is an absolutely wonderful organization, but they shove it down the students' throats at times. CHSAS is a great school, but needs to improve on some things to be better.

- submitted by a student

February 02, 2011
I am a parent of a freshman and junior at Ag High and I have to say that I am pleased with the school. The school is safe, nuturing, and the teachers are great! My daughter made the honor roll and my son is doing well. The academics at this school is extremely challenging. My kids recieve a good amount of homework each night and they tell me that they are challenged in the classrooms as well. The school is also very diverse with; African Americans, Cacausians and Latino children in attendance. They all get along and there isn't any tension amongst the students. My daughter was accepted to Whitney Young H.S and we turned them down after visiting Ag. Why travel so far to Young when Ag is equally just as good and has the sports, activities and excellent academics. In addition, I love how small the school is, only 530 students, so your child will never lost or not be noticed by teachers. Lastly, Ag H.S does a excellent job with locating college scholarships for their graduates and providing a yearly college fair at the school. I am glad my kids were accepted to Ag High School.

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2009
I am the parent of a CHSAS student. I chose this school for my child based on good ratings in the past. Except for a handful of teachers, I found the teacher quality to be average. There are extracurricular activities offered. In my opinion, parent involvement is not encouraged--except on the literature handed out at beginning of year. I got the feeling that they really did not want to hear from us. Until earlier this year, there was no good good way for parents to stay informed about how their child was doing before report card day. The safety is pretty good. The discipline is okay, though at times overtly unfair. In the past year, the school has come under a new leadership. In my opinion, the school is on the skids, very cliqueish. I would urge parents to get a lot of recent info before deciding on this school.

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September 29, 2008
Better than private schools! Hands on learning personal attention towards students, and spactacular special services for children with special needs!

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December 17, 2004
I attended CHSAS from 1994-1998 and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I was a bit reluctant about attending this school at first due the the lack of sports, but what CHSAS lacked in sports it made up for in academics, scholarship opportunities, and overall charm. Thanks to my education at CHSAS I received a full scholarship to a four year university and I am now gainfully employed by the United States Government. I take great pride in being a Cyclone and hope this review will help influence parents and chidren alike to become a part of the Cyclone family.

- submitted by a student

August 30, 2004
This is an excellent school. The teachers inspired my child to acheive excellence, and she did. She received a rounded and balanced high school experience, that exceeded my expectations in every aspect.

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April 09, 2004
I have a sophmore student at CHSAH; we both love the school. My daugher came from a multicultural enviroment and this high school was perfect for her. I love the hands on and the animals since she loves animals too. The academic program is that of a private high school; I know because I sent my son to a private high school in Chicago. It is a safe place for your children

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February 23, 2004
My daughter is a freshman at CHAS. I love their focus on academics as opposed to athletics. They offer great programs in math & science. They also grade on a higher scale than other CPS schools. I love the teachers dedication and salute Ms. Hamilton for keeping CHAS safe & running smoothly!

- submitted by a parent
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Chicago High School For Agricult Sciences
3857 West 111th Street, Chicago, IL  60655
(773) 535-2500
Last modified Chicago High School For Agricult Sciences is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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