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Luther North College Prep

Private | 9-12 | 164 students

We are best known for 100 years of education.

 
 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $160,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $950.

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2012:
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Posted April 21, 2014

they are a small private school and they are able to give alot of one on one attention good for special needs kids they work well with them
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Posted April 17, 2014

My son's learning and social experience at Luther North has been spectacular. The teachers know every student and their families. As a parent, i know that I can call at any time and have my questions answered quickly and effectively. The principal cares about his students and encourages them to strive toward excellence. The teachers are there for the students and it shows in their dedication. The counselors work directly with each student. They guide the students toward the a variety of post high school venues, giving a multitude of college options to fit each student's situation. I cannot think of a better learning environment for my child and I am thankful each day that he attends such a student-driven high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

Luther North College Prep is a truly amazing school. Everyone who works for the school from principal to teachers to staff members cares about your child's success! Parents are heard and kids are helped. I could not have asked for a better situation for my son, who is a freshman, and am looking forward to my daughter joining him there in 2 years. Thank you Luther North for all that you do and all that you are. If you are looking for a great high school Luther North College Prep is it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

I have had 1 child graduate and 2 are currently enrolled. The children are getting a great Lutheran education while experiencing all that High School can offer. The quality of a child's education is by far determined by the students in the school and the students at Luther North are motivated spiritual and intellectual and have been a blessing to my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2013

[My school is ...]is a wonderful place focused on not only academics but strong Christin principles. As a graduates of Luther -- we are so pleased and grateful that our children can now too be able to experience the high level of academic standards; as well as, continuing their Christian character building at a place like Luther North. There is no doubt in our minds as parents that they will receive these life-long skills in academics, character and faith at Luther North You can feel the difference when you come into Luther it is not like other places it is special where people know you and care about all of you not just the academics but the whole person -- your character, your faith, your future and the person you are and will become. There are wonderful opportunities to grow and learn. It will stay in your heart for a lifetime. It is my hope and confidence that that will be the case for our children as they now enter this new challenging phase of their young lives. I think if you choose Luther you will not be disappointed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

Luther North is a great school, small, Christian, and accommodating to students with special needs. Music and fine arts are unusually strong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

This school has a great attitude about the students. The teachers really care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

Living in Chicago, the quest for a well performing school is daunting. Seventh Grade was a difficult year, filled with anxious days reviewing the limited education options. Then we discovered Luther North College Prep and it all fell into place. With the newly instituted Academy Program, the Honors and AP classes, Luther North is a true prep for college. As an upper classman, the option to take Dual Credit courses at Wright College means that not only are you earning credits towards high school, you are earning college credits!!Imagine, graduating high school with a year or two of college already completed. Think about the financial benefits! Besides offering a rigorous academic program, Luther North has a well established sports program and a variety of clubs and extra curricular activities ranging from the Arts to Academics to Athletics. Lastly, Luther North offers your child a safe, Christian-based learning environment where the teaching staff KNOWS your child. It is invaluable to have an environment where the focus is on your child's individual success, academically and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

I am on my second child to go through Luther North. The staff does an excellent job of preparing their students for college. "Enter to learn go forth to serve"
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Posted August 28, 2013

I am a proud alumni of Luther North College Prep. Almost every aspect of my Alma mater has prepared and lead me to become the person I am today. From small class sizes to incredible extra curricular activities, Luther North was not only a school, but a home. The bonds I was able to form with classmates and teachers was something not any average school could offer. At Luther North College Prep every single member of the faculty truly cares about every student that comes and goes. Teachers are dedicated, passionate, and personable. Many people find a home within some part of Luther North. Although Luther North has made many changes since I've been there, it is only for the greater good for current and future wildcats. Along with that, nothing will ever change the values that Luther North has instilled in me and many other young adults. Thankfully, I can look back on my high school experience with a light heart and a warm nostalgia. Luther North helped me grow as a student and as a person, and I couldn't be more blessed to call Luther North College Prep my Alma mater, and a place that was once my second home.


Posted August 28, 2013

I am a proud parent of a Junior who loves her school. The Administrators are awesome as well as the teachers. They believe in their students, are very supportive of the parents and students, and are willing to assist in any way necessary. This is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

Luther North provides a great learning environment for it's students. While I would LOVE to see this school enrollment grow by leaps and bounds, I love the teacher/student ratio.
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Posted August 28, 2013

My school is great. It has wonderful faculty and the students are very helpful and nice. I really appreciate feeling welcomed and feel that this school will be a great start to my future.
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Posted August 28, 2013

Not only am I a parent of a Luther North student, but I am also an alumni. This school is amazing. The education that I received there was excellent and prepared me 100% for my college years. Not only was it a place for learning, but also a place where I still feel at home. The staff and friends that I have met there I consider my family. I would recommend anyone seeking a high school for their child to without a doubt put Luther North College Prep on their list of "Do Sees." At least check out the website and maybe drop by a sporting event for a chance to experience this fantastic school.
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Posted August 28, 2013

Our daughter is a freshman and has only been at Luther North for one and a half weeks. I am impressed how they hold her accountable; for being on time, for discipline, for completing her homework on time and well. We have already had communication from teachers in how she can improve her work. We are impressed how involved the whole staff is in making sure she becomes the best person she can be. I am so glad we have found this school. They seem like the perfect fit for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

I am a parent of a sophomore and an alumnus of the school as well. My child is doing exceptionally well. She is well liked by her teachers and they genuinely care about learning and helping students grow. The curriculum is challenging.
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Posted August 27, 2013

Luther North is more than a school, it is a family. As a parent, first and foremost I want to know that my child is in an environment where the teachers and staff are truly vested in my child's future. My child is known by each and every teacher, my child has the opportunity to be involved in anything and everything that interests him. He is receiving a quality education that will prepare him for higher education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

Luther North has really come along way in the last few years. The staff and faculty improvements are very noticeable. My son enjoys the kids and the teachers. I would recommend the school to any of my friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2012

I love this school. My son has grown and flourished within this environment. He has grown, matured and become a leader within his grade. His scores are great - he's already been accepted to university and has a bright future ahead of him. I love the fact that as a parent I feel I am involved in his academic career, that other parents are also involved and that his friends know me. It's a great environment for academic and social growth
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2012

The teachers have a true interest in each student. The curriculum is challenging. Each student has an opportunity to be involved in many extracurricular activities. I like the idea of the seniors creating a portfolio of their accomplishments from the past 4 years, it gives the students an opportunity to build on a process that can be used in college and in job interviews. It is an affordable private ,Christian education.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 51%
Hispanic 16% 24%
Black 7% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation Wright College
Triton College
Dominican University
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
  • Technology

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. JoAnne Rzadzki
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Lutheran church - missouri synod
Associations
  • CSI
  • NCSA
Fax number
  • (773) 286-0304

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Technology
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

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  • Yearbook
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  • In July, 2011 the Board of Trustees approved a partnership with the National Academy Foundation to launch three career themed academies: Business, Fine Arts and Health Sciences. Each academy will be a small learning community that enables students to work together in the context of an industry theme. An “open” academy will be available that allows students to investigate potential careers in the context of a rigorous academic program. The academy model strives to link the resources of business, education and community to prepare students for high education, for careers and for active civic participation. Freshman enrollment for 2012 is limited to 90 students.
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Financial aid offered
Yes.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Wright College
Triton College
Dominican University
College preparation / awareness offered
Community college courses
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SAT/ACT prep classes
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5700 West Berteau Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634
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Phone: (773) 286-3600

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