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Youth Connections Charter High School

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About these ratings

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.

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4%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
15%
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 Students4%
Female4%
Male5%
Black2%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Low income4%
Not low income7%
Students with disabilities (IEP)1%
Students without disabilities5%
English language learners0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students9%
Female9%
Male9%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Low income9%
Not low income14%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
Students without disabilities10%
English language learners3%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students4%
Female3%
Male5%
Black3%
Asiann/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Low income3%
Not low income12%
Students with disabilities (IEP)1%
Students without disabilities5%
English language learners0%
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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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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Average ACT score

15

Graduation rate

29.7%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 71% 18%
Hispanic 27% 24%
White 2% 51%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 52%N/A49%
Male 48%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Sheila Venson

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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10 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: (312) 328-0799

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