Payton College Preparatory High School

1034 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
Payton College Preparatory High School serves 1,167 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 96% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 94% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,167 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 30% in IL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 96% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 94% (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 1,167 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 77 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,167 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
77 teachers
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School Rankings

Payton College Preparatory High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 3,663 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Payton College Preparatory High School is 0.73, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1 out of 3663 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
96%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
22%
5%
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Hispanic
23%
27%
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Black
9%
17%
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White
41%
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
0.73
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
96%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
7%
3%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Payton College Preparatory High School's ranking?
Payton College Preparatory High School is ranked #1 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the top 1% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Payton College Preparatory High School often compared to?
Payton College Preparatory High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Northside College Preparatory High School, Jones College Prep High School, Young Magnet High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
96% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 94% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Payton College Preparatory High School?
The graduation rate of Payton College Preparatory High School is 96%, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 87%.
How many students attend Payton College Preparatory High School?
1,167 students attend Payton College Preparatory High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
41% of Payton College Preparatory High School students are White, 23% of students are Hispanic, 22% of students are Asian, 9% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Payton College Preparatory High School?
Payton College Preparatory High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Payton College Preparatory High School offer ?
Payton College Preparatory High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Payton College Preparatory High School part of?
Payton College Preparatory High School is part of City Of Chicago SD 299 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,167 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 96% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 94% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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