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Devry Advantage Academy High School

Public | 11-12 | 200 students

 
 

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Posted June 14, 2010

My son is finishing up his Junior year here, and I've been very impressed so far. Pros: Academics. His work, not just his grades, have improved. Social: a much better group of students here, motivated to learn, although it seems they have plenty of fun, too! Emotional: The kids are treated as young college students. That means not a lot of hand-holding, and he's really blossomed under a program which assumes his competence. Cons: Parent Involvement: There isn't any. Communication between the school and home is nearly nonexistent. Marketing: There's a whole lot of pushing further study at DeVry, and very little support or information given about other college options. Overall, I am very pleased with the program thus far, as is my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

As a pilot program it is indicative of the standard CPS schools, but somehow it has been able to overcome the CPS beuracracy and engage it students. In the end, this is what ALL schools should be, advance training, a push towards excellence and fast becoming one of the top High Schools in Chicago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

This school is poorly managed and the principal is extremely rude to everyone.He makes the students feel small by talking down to them and being highly critical.There is not a very healthy environment.The students never even get a lunch break. Most students have either left or been very dissappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

What an excellent school this is, I transferred from the Hubbard High School I.B. program, and I must say, for the most part I enjoy being here very much. Some of the students i admit can be..annoying for lack of a better term, and they aren't dealt with in the best manner. Other than that, I have no complaints.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2009

This school is for students who are verrryyyy interested in technology. Personally coming from being in the System Networking field at DeVry as a high school student. Too complicated and boring. Students don't get the normal high school experience. Pros: Off Campus Lunch & The school pays for all college classes Cons: Getting there can be a hassle, no sports, not a lot of students, not a normal high school, not so good high school teachers, boring school period
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2008

Though this school offers a great oppurtunity for youths in Chicago it is not a school for those who want to continue their education outside the walls of DeVry University. Also the school has poor funding and a principal who is never present when needed and no there to help out needy students. Another thing is the school only has about 6 teachers which isnt nearly enough to get enough credits for students who want to graduate. To conclude this school needs t be changed drastically before it deserves that 7/10 ranking.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2008

The workload at DeVry is a lot, and that pushed my daughter to do better, and focus on her studies. DeVry definitely made her a better student, and an individual as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

I like the opportunities that this school offers. I wish that there were more schools like this one in my neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2007

This school hosts a wonder opportunity for incoming juniors, but of course, as with most new schools, there are still some kinks that need to be worked out
—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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35%
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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 Students78%
Female73%
Male85%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income80%
Non-low income72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female84%
Male83%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Low income82%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female59%
Male80%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Low income63%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
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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46%
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28%
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Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

98.9%


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 44% 18%
Hispanic 40% 24%
White 11% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3300 N Campbell Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 697-2216

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