Walter Payton College Preparatory High School Overview

2014 Academic Indicators
National Rank
#49
College Readiness Index
87.8
Math Proficiency
3.4
Reading Proficiency
3.4
Student/Teacher Ratio
17:1
  • 09–12 Grades
  • 883 Students
  • 53 Teachers

Walter Payton College Preparatory High School
1034 NORTH WELLS ST
CHICAGO, IL 60610

Phone: (773) 534-0034

District: Chicago Public Schools

Overview

Walter Payton College Preparatory High School's curriculum is centered on honors and Advanced Placement courses in math, science, language and humanities, among other subjects. Students at Payton Prep can supplement their classroom learning via global exchange and study programs in countries such as France, Brazil, China and South Africa. In addition to core courses and exchange opportunities, students at Walter Payton College Prep can de-stress via seminars such as horseback riding and Pilates.

Rankings / Awards

This details how this school compares with others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Medal Awarded Gold
National Rank
#49
State Rank
#2
Magnet Rank
#20
STEM Rank
#214

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Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 883
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 66%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 33%
Full-Time Teachers 53

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Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (AP®/IB exams).

Proficient in Reading 96%
Proficient in Math 98%
College Readiness Index 87.8

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School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 09 – 12
Setting Large City
Charter School No
Magnet School Yes
Receives Title I Funding No

District

This information relates to high schools run by this school's state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 110
Total Students 122,868
Proficient in Reading (district average) 27%
Proficient in Math (district average) 26%
College Readiness (district average) 21.9

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Nearby Schools

Walter Payton College Preparatory High School is 1 of 110 schools in the Chicago Public Schools.

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