1034 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
Payton College Preparatory High School serves 1,191 students in grades 9-12.
Payton College Preparatory High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 93% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 97% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,191 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10% in IL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 93% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 97% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Payton College Preparatory High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Payton College Preparatory High School's student population of 1,191 students has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,191 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
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School Rankings

Payton College Preparatory High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Payton College Preparatory High School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2 out of 3655 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
93%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
97%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
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15:1
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American Indian
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Asian
19%
5%
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Hispanic
22%
27%
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Black
9%
17%
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White
45%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.71
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
96%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
7%
3%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,191 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 93% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 97% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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