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Ford Power House Charter High School

Charter | 9-12 | 454 students

 

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Posted January 17, 2010

My child and I both agree this is the worst school ever,I'm trying to do all I can to get her out
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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.

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15%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
1%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
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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.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students15%
Female11%
Male19%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income14%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students21%
Female24%
Male17%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income20%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students6%
Female3%
Male10%
Black5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income5%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities7%
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

15

Graduation rate

6.8%


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%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 58%N/A49%
Male 42%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
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Arts & music

Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Tom Mulder

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(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
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track

Arts & music

Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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931 South Homan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624
Phone: (773) 533-7600

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