Uplift Community High School

900 W Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 10%
Serving 53 students in grades 9-12, Uplift Community High School ranks in the top 10% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 30%).
The student:teacher ratio of 2:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 53 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 2:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • : ≥50% (Btm 50% in IL)
  • : Top 10%
  • : <50% (Top 10%)
  • : <50% (Top 20%)
  • : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Uplift Community High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Uplift Community High School's student population of 53 students has declined by 66% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
53 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Uplift Community High School ranks within the top 10% of all 3,426 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Uplift Community High School is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (IL)
#267 out of 3426 schools
(Top 10%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Uplift Community High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
(20-21)
<50%
28%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Uplift Community High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
<50%
30%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Uplift Community High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
<50%
50%
Student : Teacher Ratio
2:1
14:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Uplift Community High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
13%
5%
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Hispanic
6%
27%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Uplift Community High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
77%
17%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Uplift Community High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
4%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Uplift Community High School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Uplift Community High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Uplift Community High School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Illinois.
0.39
This chart displays the diversity score of Uplift Community High School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≥50%
87%
This chart displays graduation rate of Uplift Community High School and public school graduation rate of Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
43%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Uplift Community High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
2%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Uplift Community High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Uplift Community High School's ranking?
Uplift Community High School is ranked #267 out of 3,426 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Illinois.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while <50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% IL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Uplift Community High School?
The graduation rate of Uplift Community High School is 50%, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 87%.
How many students attend Uplift Community High School?
53 students attend Uplift Community High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
77% of Uplift Community High School students are Black, 13% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Hispanic, and 4% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Uplift Community High School?
Uplift Community High School has a student ration of 2:1, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Uplift Community High School offer ?
Uplift Community High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Uplift Community High School part of?
Uplift Community High School is part of City Of Chicago SD 299 School District.
In what neighborhood is Uplift Community High School located?
Uplift Community High School is located in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, IL. There are 5 other public schools located in Uptown.

School Reviews

5   11/2/2018
The Teacher Student Parent relationship is the tri-force that helps my student succeed. The atmosphere at Uplift High School is electric, allowing my daughter to achieve her very best. April 2018 my sophomore student scored 21 on the ACT. The education that Uplift is providing has proven to be effective.
- Posted by Parent - Sharon Adams

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 53 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 2:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • : ≥50% (Btm 50%)
  • : Top 10%
  • : <50% (Top 10%)
  • : <50% (Top 20%)
  • : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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