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Roosevelt High is struggling to change its image as the school of last resort in Albany Park. Special programs and after-school activities help, say students and teachers. But Von Steuben Metro, a magnet school that sits just blocks away, and other North Side selective schools continue to siphon off some of the neighborhood’s top students.

Where students are going
Roosevelt
48%

Lane Tech
10%

Von Steuben Metro
8%

Amundsen
7%

Lake View
4%

Northside College Prep
3%

Other
20%

SOURCE: Consortium on Chicago School Research, May 2006

Head-to-head with Von Steuben

 
Roosevelt

Von Steuben

Enrollment
1,628

1,479

Graduation rate
57%

79%

Dropout rate*
32%

15%

Attendance
80%

90%

Mobility
30%

9%

ACT (composite)
15.1

20.5

Poverty rate
95%

56%

Bilingual
21%

1%

White
8%

24%

Hispanic
71%

25%

African American
10%

31%

Other ethnicity
11%

20%

* Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2006 measure
SOURCE: 2007 Illinois State Report Card