Payton College Preparatory High School

Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
Payton College Preparatory High School serves 1,073 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.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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 1,073 students has grown by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2008, 2014)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,073 students
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Total Classroom Teachers62 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 0.73, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState 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 Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
18%
5%
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Hispanic
22%
26%
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Black
11%
17%
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White
43%
48%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.730.68
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
96%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
7%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity Of Chicago 299 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Payton College Preparatory High School is Cics - Quest North Campus (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Salazar Elementary Bilingual Center (0.1 miles away)
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