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Hanna Sacks Bais Yaakov High School

Private | 9-12 | 118 students


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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $100,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $980.

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Posted January 18, 2012

My review seems to have gotten lost. Let me try again: My experience with my daughters is only for the Honors track. I cannot speak for the other tracks. I can say that for my kids the school did a fine job academically. Their PSAT and ACT scores were all around the 90th percentile. The problem here is that the attitudes taught are *very* traditional. They are not really into serious careers for women and these kids usually aren't encouraged to apply to top tier colleges. (They usually go to TI, Loyola, Stern and Touro). The good news is they don't have the social problems of other schools --the kids are all mutually supportive and there is no substance abuse or teen pregnancy here. But if your kid wants to head to Harvard to eventually be a brain surgeon she's going to have to ignore these, uhm, traditional, attitudes. If she can do that, the school has a lot to offer.
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Posted September 12, 2011

i looooooove HSBY its a great environment and i love the teachers!!! they were so warm when i came into school a week ago and im already learning alot!!!!
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Posted August 3, 2011

Although the girls were lovely, the education as a whole was very poor, particularly with regards to the English classes. The math was abysmal, and there were very few choices for the science classes. In general the school focused much more on the spiritual aspect of the education, which in my opinion, was a mistake.
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Posted June 22, 2010

it is a great environment! the girls really enjoy coming to school with the teachers eager to teach.
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Posted April 5, 2009

It is unfair and does not listen to their student suggestion!!
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 51%
Hispanic 1% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Tobie Teller
  • All girls
  • Jewish


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3021 West Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 338-9222


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