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North Lawndale Charter High School

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Posted April 23, 2010

This school is an A in my book. My daughter has received a quality education, top notch to say the least. This fall she will be attending college on a full academic scholarship. The school truly helps in transitioning from 'Child' to 'Young adult'. Since the beginning freshman year my daughter has ventured off to an array of colleges and received college experiences from the beginning. Two thumbs up NLCP!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

This school is a jewel. I called it the best kept secret on the westside. You would not suspect this school to be capable of anything being the location that it's in. Well dont judge a book by it's cover.This scholl is awesome.Their college acceptance rate is out standing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2009

I am an current student at North Lawndale and I am pleased to say that my performance rate has went up, because the staff at NLCP care about you and protect you. Also when you learn you have fun so the learning envoriment wouldnt be boring. I feel that NLCP is the place for me!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2009

I live in the south burbs and took my kids out of their to come to NLCPHS and do not regret it at all. This is an amazing school, I can see a difference in my kids. The staff/teachers care so much about the kids.
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Posted July 29, 2008

This school has amazing programs..I have been a fan of this school since the doors opened. They have a 90% college acceotence rate,and alumni support is the best !
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Posted April 1, 2005

I am really glad that the Chicago Public Schools were able to put together a highschool that I as a parent feel comfortable with leaving my child there as I work. The curriculum is excellent as well as the staff who provide the extra attention that students usually only receive while attending a private school. The staff does care and to add to it, the students care about succeeding. I recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
17%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
9%
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 Students17%
Female14%
Male22%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income18%
Non-low income13%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students24%
Female24%
Male25%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income26%
Non-low income7%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students9%
Female8%
Male12%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income10%
Non-low income7%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
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

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Average ACT score

17

Graduation rate

88.6%


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 98% 18%
Hispanic 1% 24%
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%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 57%N/A49%
Male 43%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Nicole Howard

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Security personnel
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Performing arts
  • Drama
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1616 South Spaulding Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623
Phone: (773) 542-1490

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