Youth Connections Charter High School

  • Youth Connections Charter High School serves 3,959 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤1% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 31%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≤5% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 36%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Youth Connections Charter High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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Youth Connections Charter High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • Youth Connections Charter High School's student population of 3,959 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 151 teachers has declined by 26% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students3,959 students
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Total Classroom Teachers151 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Youth Connections Charter High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,544 schools in Illinois (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Youth Connections Charter High School is 0.41, 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.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#3532 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤1%
31%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Youth Connections Charter 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 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Youth Connections Charter 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 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio26:116:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
27%
26%
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Black
72%
17%
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White
1%
49%
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Two or more races
n/a
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Youth Connections Charter High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.410.68
This chart display the diversity score of Youth Connections Charter High School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
32%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Youth Connections Charter 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.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity of Chicago SD 299 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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