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Rickover Naval Academy High School

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted February 12, 2014

This school has lots of bullying going on. Lots of students who go here are either transferring or getting kicked out. It isn't the same as when my older son was at Rickover. My youngest son goes here, and doesn't like it one bit. He didn't want go come to that school in the first place, but I knew it was a great school for him, guess not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2013

This school gave me so many amazing, fun, and unique opportunities that no other school could have given me or any of their students. If students made the best of the uniform wearing, drilling, and whatever else, they would find that the opportunities available to them are really very fun. You can get invited on trips to different Naval, Air Force, and Army bases to explore, camps where you can meet a ton of different students from other schools, and even learn to sail a yacht. On top of that, the teachers always stayed after school into the late hours of the afternoon (and even early nighttime) to help students with homework and future tests and quizzes. I really loved going to this school and I am glad that I made the best of it!


Posted September 26, 2013

This used to be a great school, but they have completely lost their direction and allowed standards to slide. These days, Senn is the better school with a real commitment to education and safety. Rickover's administration is only concerned with looking good even if that means not punishing kids who pose a threat to others. This includes fights in the neighborhood between large numbers of students, endangering the community, yet the students are not punished.


Posted March 17, 2013

Rickover Is one of the best schools in Chicago. It teaches not only Military discipline but also physical education and the regular High School curriculum. The teachers are always there to help you with your work no matter the subject. As I am currently enrolled I do recommend this school to other students looking into high schools. Putting on the Naval Service uniform everyday to school is an honor.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2011

As a graduate of Rickover I can say that this school changed my life. Growing up in Chicago may not be the safest place especially being a teenager. However, going to Rickover gave me the tools I needed to succeed in life and to make the right decisions for my future. It made me a person of integrity and honor. Now I am very proud to say that I went to a military school and that I will be joining the United States Navy to serve our country.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 24, 2010

Rickover academy is one of the best schools on the north side the amount of love and respect you receive from staff and students are incredible i would recommend this school to all future highschoolers especially those who are told they cant become or they cant do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2009

Rickover is a great school to send your kids to if they need structure and guidence for the future. As our teenagers mature they should have positive rolemodels influencing them and giving them advice on future endeavors. I fully believe Rickover has these qualites and I will pray that God uses RNA to positively infulence our kids in a time they need it as they are very vaunerable even though they feel they are all grown up and know everything. Thank you RNA for being a positive in a world full of negative. Keep it real stay true to your mission.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

this is a good school to spend time aftter school and learn extra things with teachers


Posted December 20, 2008

This school as changed my perspective on life, this school has made me want to do something with my life. Rickover Naval Academy has taught me no matter how bad my life is outside of school that I have a family at school that will help me pick myself up and not quit.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2008

Rickover naval academy has been nothing short of fabulous. My son wants to go to school. For the first time he is excited about learning. His self esteem and self respect has improved so much. The teachers are very approachable and are honestly there for the kids. The entire staff is excited about being a part of rickover.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

Rickover is a wonderful school and the teachers are awesome. I went for the interview and i loved it. its friendly and challenging. Better than northside.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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34%

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44%
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 Students44%
Female21%
Male54%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
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Native Americann/a
White30%
Low income44%
Not low income44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities48%
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Reading

All Students44%
Female29%
Male51%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Low income42%
Not low income56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female12%
Male46%
Black6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Low income33%
Not low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities39%
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

19

Graduation rate

81.5%


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
Hispanic 67% 24%
Black 18% 18%
White 9% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool

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
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Michael Jerome Biela
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Science
  • Technology
Foreign languages taught
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Sailing, Drill, Orienteering, Team Handball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Sailing, Drill, Orienteering, Team Handball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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5900 North Glenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
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Phone: (773) 534-2890

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