CHICAGO — High school graduation rates are up at Chicago Public Schools.
Overall, the number of seniors who graduated in five years improved from 78.2 percent to 78.9 percent.
You can use the searchable database below to see how your school did.
Chicago still falls short of meeting national and state averages. And the numbers show persistent racial gaps between students. But the school district said that gains by African-American students are one of the biggest drivers behind the improved numbers.
Black students’ five-year graduation rate increased from 71.8 percent to 73.3 percent. over the previous school year, an increase of 1.5 percentage points, more than the district’s overall improvement of .7 percentage points.
The district said gains by neighborhood schools also contributed to the improvement.
Here’s a look at the top 10 high schools with the highest five-year rates, which with the exception of the Back of the Yards High School, are all selective enrollment schools or military academies.
- Whitney M. Young Magnet High School
- Northside College Preparatory High School
- Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School
- King College Preparatory High School
- Lane Technical College Preparatory High School
- Walter Payton College Preparatory High School
- Jones College Preparatory High School
- Carver Military Academy High School
- Phoenix Military Academy
- Lindblom Math & Science Academy
Excluding high schools for special education students, which have their own requirements, the 10 schools that reported the lowest 5-year graduation rates include several neighborhood schools on the South and West sides that have gone through consolidations or closings, as well as several that have struggled with dwindling enrollment:
- Orr Academy High School
- Amandla Charter School
- Manley Career Academy High School
- Robeson High School
- Bowen High School
- Hirsch Metropolitan High School
- Kelvyn Park High School
- Collins Academy High School
- Hope College Preparatory High School
- Austin College & Career Academy.
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