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Uplift Community High School

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Posted January 2, 2013

I went to UPLIFT when it first came about. Great school and so-so teachers at first. Now my cousins go there and there is a change...but for the better. Love UPLIFT.


Posted February 9, 2012

As a parent of a Senior, I have to give Uplift 5 stars!. My son has been an on point since his Freshman year. The teachers are very dedicated to making sure all succeed. The one on one attention given if needed is so remarkable. There is a open door policy there , so any parent that says the cannot speak to the teachers or the principle has not tried. You are greeted with respect and the entire staff can tell you on any given day just what mood your child is in. The prep for college is remarkable and the push to have all succeed is not spoken on enough in my opinion. The excitement that the Juniors and Seniors project pertaining to the ACT and college completely blew my mind. And to make things better, the scholarships are flowing in! Kudos to uplift for doing such a remarkable job with not only my son, but all of their students. Parents, if your reading, get more involved...that's the only thing missing here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

The Principal, staff, and teachers are all so dedicated at Uplift. There are a large number of Programs that are offered to motivate students, and help increase their academic skills. There are also opportunities for students to tap into their creative talents such as tap dancing, choir, band, and the list goes on. I coordinate the GEAR UP Program at Uplift and we are working with the Senior Mentors to make sure that every senior at Uplift has applied to at least 5 colleges. We will make sure that students have sent transcripts to these schools, and we will assist them until they receive an acceptance letter from a college. We are aslo assiting them with ACT Prep, their Personal Statements, Applying for Financial Aid, and either writing letters of recommendations for them or helping them identify people who will write q letter for them. Uplift is a school that attempts to make sure that each student has as many opportunities, support, and personal one on one academic assistance as possible. Each teacher at Uplift has designated at least two days per week that they stay after school to help any student that needs that additional one on one time to understand anything that was not clear during class time. I can honestly say that in my 25 years of working with public schools Uplift is number one on my list. The outreach and support to parents and students is extraordinary at Uplift Community High School.


Posted December 20, 2009

I have currently been attending this Renaissance 2010 school since the 2nd quarter of freshman year, and it's given me so many opportunities for my future. I've had chances to do things that were once in a lifetime opportunities, and of course, I've taken them. The school also introduced me to an organization called Alternatives, which is basically like a youth center, and that organization helped just as much as Uplift has.The college preparatory programs here are phenomenal. Last year, our first year of seniors had a very high graduation rate, and 100% of those seniors who graduated were accepted to a college (One was even accepted into Howard). I highly recommend Chicago students to attend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2009

I am a parent who's child attends Uplift. The teachers are GREAT!!!!!!!! they really care about the students which is what alot of students need. But they are right about the Principle she is never to be found I mean if you have issues or just need to talk you have to make an appointment which might mean a few weeks. Which I have never thought if a parent really had issues that a appointment was needed. but the staff is Great i like Uplift for what it has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

I'm a current student at Uplift Community High School. In my opinion, the glory days of this school died when the current principal came along. Many students are unsatisfied with with the fact that people are not informed on school events until the last minute. From what I've heard about other schools, when students are having problems or concerns, they are sent to the principal's office. At this school, the principal's the hardest person to reach. This school might as well be a high school because even though it has middle school in it, there aren't many things for them. I have heard many high school teachers complain about things like how they do not have enough student participants for sports and activities. Yet, many middle school children are looking for things to do. If no child is left behind, how come middle schoolers are being pushed out of the picture?
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2009

i have been in uplift sense my 7th grade year and now i am a freshman, this school is very good in my opinion, and i fell i am getting the best support i need from the staff and students here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2008

I Really Like This School. The Teachers Teach and Extra Things Here Are Great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2008

The teachers are great. They give individual attention to their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2007

This is a great school for students to no only know what is to come in college but to get get ahead by taking advanced placement (a.P) classes. The teacher are down to earth and are not that old and know what we are going through and give us advice to get throught the bad times, and let us know what they have been through and how they over came their obsticles.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2007

I was excited for my daughter (a freshman at Uplift) jsut the thought of her attending high school was thrilling! However, she was a bit intimidated which began to alarm me... After having conversations with other students, faculty, those thoughts of intimidation have since tunred into excitment for my daughter. She loves Uplift and has gained momentum to this point. She is an A/B student (always has been) and is proud to be an Uplift Student. I love the environment staff has created and the respect given to and from sutdents to and from faculty and parents. Keep up the good work Uplift High!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2007

I would have to rate this school at 5 STARS. The environment is superb for the students, and very inviting for parents. The curriculum is challenging, but not overwhelming. I can't talk enough about the attention students receive at Uplift, it's amazing! I am a single father with 3 daughters, and 2 of them go to Uplift. I am on top of my daughters' education, and very involved with their success. I appreciate the attention and warmth that this school provides, and I recommend Uplift to any parent wanting the best for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.
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The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

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67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

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59%

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90%

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96%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

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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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

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

Math

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Male55%
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Reading

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Male27%
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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT 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.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

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

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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26%

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16%

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15%

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8%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

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26%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

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17%

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18%

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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

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Female24%
Male28%
Black23%
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Students without disabilities28%
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Reading

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Female36%
Male26%
Black30%
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Students without disabilities33%
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Science

All Students14%
Female12%
Male15%
Black12%
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Students without disabilities15%
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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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Average ACT score

16

Graduation rate

87.6%


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 81% 18%
Hispanic 11% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 2% 3%
White 2% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Stephanie Yvette Moore

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(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
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
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