High School Report Card

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This year Catalyst Chicago analyzed reams of data on high school demographics and performance. Our findings fill out this year’s annual school report card.

College readiness

Predicting college success

View from the top

Pushing college in high-poverty schools

Chicago closing gap on ACT

College readiness in question

More students college bound

School choice

Too few options

Neighborhood schools of choice

Racial gap for selective schools

Making gains

Small gains for small schools on ACT

Big gains in safe, rigorous schools

Making gains at low-scoring neighborhood schools

Graduation rates

Graduation gap persists

CPS graduates, dropouts, 2007

Failing top students