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Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 463

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900 West Wilson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640

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(773) 534-2875
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January 02, 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.

- submitted by a community member

February 09, 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
no rating
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.

- submitted by a community member

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
no rating
December 03, 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

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

March 03, 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
no rating
July 28, 2008
I Really Like This School. The Teachers Teach and Extra Things Here Are Great.

- submitted by a student
no rating
February 10, 2008
The teachers are great. They give individual attention to their students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 08, 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

November 05, 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
no rating
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

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Uplift Community High School
900 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL  60640
(773) 534-2875
Last modified Uplift Community High School is a Public school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Uplift Community High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top