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Overview

Introduction to Chicago, Illinois

Organized in 1833, Chicago, also known as "the windy city," is the third largest city in the United States with a population well over 2.5 million people. Chicago is also the largest inland city in the United States. It is located in northeast Illinois, on the southwestern banks of Lake Michigan. The Chicago metropolitan area has a population in excess of nine million people.

Chicago History

The area that was to become Chicago was first "discovered" in 1673 by Father Jacques Marquette, a Jesuit missionary, and Louis Jolliet, a Canadian explorer and map maker. In 1779, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, an African American from Haiti, built the first permanent settlement near the present Michigan Avenue Bridge on the north bank. Chicago was incorporated in 1833 as the Township of Chicago. Chicago became a city in March of 1837. At that time Chicago's population was just over 4,000 people. Some notable dates and events in Chicago's history include:

  • In 1860, the first national political convention held in Chicago nominated Abraham Lincoln as the Republican candidate for president.
  • In 1865, the famous Chicago Union Stock Yard was completed. The Stockyard went out of business in 1971 and is now the site of an industrial park.
  • On October 8, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire started. The fire lasted for almost two days and destroyed most of the city. 300 people died in the fire and 90,000 people lost their homes. Property loss was $200 million.
  • In 1872, Montgomery Ward, the nation's first mail-order house opened in Chicago.
  • In 1885, Chicago became home to the first "skyscraper," the Home Insurance Building, which was initially nine stories tall.
  • In 1927, Chicago's first airport, the Chicago Municipal Airport, was completed. It was renamed to Midway in 1949 to honor those who fought at the battle of Midway during World War II.
  • In 1973, the Sears Tower was completed. At the time it was the World's Tallest building. To this day it still holds the records for height to the highest occupied floor, and height to the top of the roof.

Chicago Arts and Culture

Chicago has a strong and vibrant arts community offering museums, performing arts, music festivals, and more. Some of the more notable museums include:

  • The Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • The Bronzeville Children's Museum
  • The Chicago Children's Museum
  • The DuSable Museum of African-American History
  • The Field Museum
  • The John G. Shedd Aquarium/Oceanarium
  • Hands On! Children's Art Museum
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art
  • The Museum of Science and Industry
  • The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences
  • The Polish Museum of America
  • The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences

For patrons of the performing arts, Chicago's notable attractions include:

  • Broadway in Chicago
  • The Chicago Opera Theater
  • The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • The Emerald City Theatre
  • The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago
  • The Lyric Opera

Chicago is also home to numerous music festivals, including: Celtic Fest Chicago, the Chicago Blues Festival, the Chicago Country Music Festival, the Chicago Gospel Music Festival, World Music Festival: Chicago, and more.

Chicago Sports and Leisure

Chicago has plenty to offer to fill every sports fan's appetite. Chicago and the surrounding area is home to the following major sports teams:

  • Baseball - Chicago is one of only two cities in the United States that is home to two Major League Baseball (MLB) teams, the Chicago Cubs and the 2005 World Series Champion Chicago White Sox. For individuals who like Minor League Baseball action, the Midwest League's Kane County Cougars play an hour west of downtown Chicago in Geneva, Illinois. The Cougars are a Class A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.
  • Basketball - The National Basketball Association (NBA) Chicago Bulls, and the WNBA Chicago Sky.
  • Football - The National Football League (NFL) Chicago Bears, and the Arena Football League (AFL) Chicago Rush.
  • Hockey - The American Hockey League Chicago Wolves, and the National Hockey League Chicago Blackhawks.
  • Soccer - The Major League Soccer (MLS) Chicago Fire.

As one would expect from its proximity to Lake Michigan, Chicago boasts a plethora of water-related and outdoor leisure-time activities. In addition to its over 500 parks, the Chicago Parks District maintains over 30 beaches, 16 historic lagoons, nine lakefront harbors, ten bird and wildlife gardens, and thousands of special events, sports and entertaining programs.

Navy Pier, located on Lake Michigan, just east of Chicago’s downtown, has long been a Chicago landmark and is a focus for lakeside recreation. Navy Pier attractions include a unique collection of restaurants and shops in addition to excellent recreational and exhibition facilities.

Another major waterfront activity is the annual Chicago Air and Water Show. It is the largest free event of its kind in the country and happens late summer every year along the Chicago lakefront. The show is best viewed from North Avenue Beach.

Chicago "Must See" Attractions

Chicago has attractions too numerous to do justice in a simple list. Some of the more notable "must see" attractions include:

  • The John G. Shedd Aquarium/Oceanarium, which offers the world’s largest indoor collection of aquatic mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.
  • The Lake Michigan shoreline with its numerous beaches, lagoons, harbors, and Navy Pier.
  • The Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the oldest zoos in the country.
  • Millennium Park, a combination of architecture, sculpture, landscape design, and a sophisticated outdoor concert venue offering numerous events.
  • The Sears Tower, the fourth largest building in the world.

Chicago at Night

A city the size of Chicago has just about everything to offer in the way of nightlife. For those interested in good food, Chicago is famous for excellent steaks and deep dish pizza. Dining options abound from family fare, to ethnic cuisine, to the latest in trendy restaurants. Some of Chicago's most interesting dining can be found in the area of Randolph Street just west of Chicago's Loop, as well as a stretch of the south Loop, and on the Magnificent Mile.

For those looking for the music and nightclub scene, a city the size of Chicago has just about everything to offer. Chicago is famous for blues and jazz, but offers just about every musical tradition. There are numerous nightclubs all over town, especially along Halsted Street, Lincoln Avenue, and Clark Street on the North Side, as well as Chicago's famed "Gold Coast," the neighborhood around the intersection of Rush and Division streets. Up-to-the-minute listings of happenings can be found in New City and The Reader, as well as the Friday editions of the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune.

People

Total Population 2,717,534
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 10.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,244,095
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 34.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.6%
Median Earnings25+ $36,698
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,647
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,252

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,654
% Above Poverty Level 77.7%
% Below Poverty Level 22.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.2%
% Using Public Transportation 27.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.4%
Median Gross Rent $965
Median House Value $222,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 63.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 2.3%
Irish 7.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Chicago Almanac

Category Value
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60601, 60602, 60603, 60604, 60605, 60606, 60607, 60608, 60609, 60610, 60611, 60612, 60613, 60614, 60615, 60616, 60617, 60618, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60622, 60623, 60624, 60625, 60626, 60628, 60629, 60630, 60631, 60632, 60633, 60634, 60636, 60637, 60638, 60639, 60640, 60641, 60643, 60644, 60645, 606
P.O. Box Zip Codes 60664, 60666, 60680, 60681, 60690, 60691
Company Zip Codes 60663, 60668, 60669, 60670, 60673, 60674, 60675, 60677, 60678, 60679, 60682, 60684, 60685, 60686, 60687, 60688, 60693, 60694, 60695, 60696, 60697, 60699
Phone Area Codes 312
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.861
Longitude -87.65

Chicago Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 84 F
Oct Temp 46 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Chicago, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Amf Ohare (60666)

Ashburn Park (60652)

Charles A Hayes (60649)

Chestnut Street (60610)

Chgo (60712)

Chicago Lawn (60629)

Clearing (60638)

Cragin (60639)

Daniel J Doffyn (60618)

Elsdon (60632)

Englewood (60621)

Fort Dearborn (60610, 60611)

Graceland (60657)

Grand Crossing (60619)

Hegewisch (60633)

Hyde Park (60653, 60615)

Jackson Park (60637)

Jefferson (60630)

Jefferson Park (60630)

John Buchanan (60617)

Lakeview (60613)

Lincoln Park (60614)

Mary Alice Henry (60624)

Merchandise Mart (60654)

Morgan Park (60643)

Mount Greenwood (60655)

Nancy B Jefferson (60612)

North Town (60645)

Northtown (60659)

Norwood Park (60631)

Ogden Park (60636)

Ontario Street (60611)

Otis Grant Collins (60623)

Pilsen (60608)

Ravenswood (60625)

Rev.Milton R.Brunson Station (60644)

Roberto Clemente (60647)

Rogers Park (60660, 60626)

Roseland (60628)

State of Il (60664)

Stock Yards (60609)

Twenty Second Street (60616)

Wicker Park (60622)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berwyn 56,706 $63,151
Cicero 84,361 $44,825
Forest Park 14,194 $68,068

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Chicago Hospitals

MT SINAI HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
15TH STREET AT CALIFORNIA
(773) 257-6751
Emergency Service: Yes

NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
251 E HURON ST
(312) 926-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS HOSPITAL
(Government - State)
1740 WEST TAYLOR ST SUITE 1400
(312) 996-3900
Emergency Service: Yes

JOHN H STROGER JR HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
1901 W HARRISON ST
(312) 864-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1653 WEST CONGRESS PARKWAY
(312) 942-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

THOREK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
850 W IRVING PARK RD
(312) 525-6780
Emergency Service: Yes

LINCOLN PARK HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
550 W WEBSTER AVE
(773) 883-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

PROVIDENT HOSPITAL OF CHICAGO
(Government - Local)
500 E 51ST ST
(312) 572-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

MICHAEL REESE HOSPITAL & MED CENTER
(Proprietary)
2929 S ELLIS
(312) 791-3545
Emergency Service: Yes

MERCY HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
2525 S MICHIGAN AVE
(312) 567-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

ADVOCATE TRINITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
2320 E 93RD ST
(773) 697-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

SOUTH SHORE HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
8012 SOUTH CRANDON AVENUE
(773) 768-0810
Emergency Service: Yes

ST BERNARD HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
326 W 64TH ST
(773) 962-3900
Emergency Service: Yes

NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1044 N FRANCISCO AVE
(773) 292-8200
Emergency Service: Yes

ST MARY & ELIZABETH MED CTR-DIVISION CAMPUS
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
2233 W DIVISION ST
(312) 633-5896
Emergency Service: Yes

ST MARY & ELIZABETH MED CTR-CLAREMONT CAMPUS
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1431 N CLAREMONT AVE
(733) 278-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

ST ANTHONYS HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
2875 WEST 19TH STREET
(773) 521-1710
Emergency Service: Yes

ADVOCATE BETHANY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
3435 W VAN BUREN
(773) 265-3588
Emergency Service: Yes

SACRED HEART HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
3240 W FRANKLIN BLVD
(773) 722-3020
Emergency Service: Yes

SWEDISH COVENANT HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
5145 N CALIFORNIA AVE
(773) 878-8200
Emergency Service: Yes

ROSELAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
45 W 111TH STREET
(773) 995-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
2701 W 68TH STREET
(773) 471-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

RESURRECTION MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
7435 W TALCOTT AVENUE
(773) 774-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

OUR LADY OF THE RESURRECTION MED CTR
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
5645 W ADDISON
(773) 282-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO HOSPITALS
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
5841 SOUTH MARYLAND
(773) 702-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

NEUROLOGIC AND ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO,THE
(Proprietary)
4501 N WINCHESTER AVENUE
(773) 250-0000
Emergency Service: Yes

VHS ACQUISTION DBA LOUIS A WEISS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
4646 N MARINE DRIVE
(773) 878-8700
Emergency Service: Yes

METHODIST HOSPITAL OF CHICAGO
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
5025 N PAULINA STREET
(773) 271-9040
Emergency Service: Yes

LORETTO HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
645 SOUTH CENTRAL AVE
(773) 626-4300
Emergency Service: Yes

JACKSON PARK HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
7531 S STONY ISLAND AVE
(773) 947-7500
Emergency Service: Yes

SAINT JOSEPH HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
2900 NORTH LAKE SHORE DRIVE
(773) 665-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

ADVOCATE ILLINOIS MASONIC MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
836 WEST WELLINGTON AVENUE
(773) 975-1600
Emergency Service: Yes

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
(VA)
820 South Damen Avenue
(312) 569-8387
Emergency Service:

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Chicago High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

LANE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL
2501 W ADDISON ST
773-534-5400
A Magnet School.
Serves 4,527 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.2

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHARTER
2235 N HAMILTON AV
312-455-7893
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 4,242 students.

CURIE METROPOLITAN HIGH SCHOOL
4959 S ARCHER AV
773-535-2100
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 2,997 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

KELLY HIGH SCHOOL
4136 S CALIFORNIA AV
773-535-4900
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 2,933 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.5

SCHURZ HIGH SCHOOL
3601 N MILWAUKEE AV
773-534-3420
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 2,577 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

FARRAGUT CAREER ACADEMY HS
2345 S CHRISTIANA AV
773-534-1300
A Title I School.
Serves 2,535 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

STEINMETZ ACADEMIC CENTRE HS
3030 N MOBILE AV
773-534-3030
A Magnet School.
Serves 2,445 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

CLEMENTE COMMUNITY ACADEMY HS
1147 N WESTERN AV
773-534-4000
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 2,251 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

MORGAN PARK HIGH SCHOOL
1744 W PRYOR AV
773-535-2550
A Magnet School.
Serves 2,222 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

YOUNG MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL
211 S LAFLIN ST
773-534-7500
A Magnet School.
Serves 2,134 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

CHICAGO VOCATIONAL CAREER ACAD HS
2100 E 87TH ST
773-535-6100
A Title I School.
Serves 2,113 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

LINCOLN PARK HIGH SCHOOL
2001 N ORCHARD ST
773-534-8130
A Magnet School.
Serves 2,097 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

BOGAN HIGH SCHOOL
3939 W 79TH ST
773-535-2180
A Magnet School.
Serves 2,057 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

TAFT HIGH SCHOOL
6530 W BRYN MAWR AV
773-534-1000
A Magnet School.
Serves 2,013 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

KELVYN PARK HIGH SCHOOL
4343 W WRIGHTWOOD AV
773-534-4200
A Title I School.
Serves 1,979 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

MATHER HIGH SCHOOL
5835 N LINCOLN AV
773-534-2350
Serves 1,939 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

YOUTH CONNECTIONS CHARTER HS
10 W 35TH ST
773-328-0799
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 1,894 students.

FOREMAN HIGH SCHOOL
3235 N LECLAIRE AV
773-534-3400
A Title I School.
Serves 1,794 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

JUAREZ COMMUNITY ACADEMY HS
2150 S LAFLIN ST
773-534-7030
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 1,791 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

KENWOOD ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL
5015 S BLACKSTONE AV
773-535-1350
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,758 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

GAGE PARK HIGH SCHOOL
5630 S ROCKWELL ST
773-535-9230
A Title I School.
Serves 1,753 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

JULIAN HIGH SCHOOL
10330 S ELIZABETH ST
773-535-5170
A Title I School.
Serves 1,712 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

HUBBARD HIGH SCHOOL
6200 S HAMLIN AV
773-535-2200
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 1,663 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.5

HYDE PARK CAREER ACADEMY HS
6220 S STONY ISLAND
773-535-0880
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 1,640 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

SENN HIGH SCHOOL
5900 N GLENWOOD AV
773-534-2365
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 1,621 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL
3436 W WILSON AV
773-534-5000
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,603 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

DUNBAR VOCATIONAL CAREER ACAD HS
3000 S KING DR
773-534-9000
Serves 1,561 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.8

SIMEON CAREER ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL
8147 S VINCENNES AV
773-535-3200
A Title I School.
Serves 1,542 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

VON STEUBEN METRO SCIENCE HS
5039 N KIMBALL AV
773-534-5100
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,539 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.4

AMUNDSEN HIGH SCHOOL
5110 N DAMEN AV
773-534-2320
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 1,537 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL
6325 W 56TH ST
773-535-2325
Serves 1,525 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
3535 E 114TH ST
773-535-5725
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,512 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

HARPER HIGH SCHOOL
6520 S WOOD ST
773-535-9150
A Title I School.
Serves 1,493 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

AUSTIN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
231 N PINE AV
773-534-6300
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 1,471 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.3

PROSSER CAREER ACADEMY HS
2148 N LONG AV
773-534-3200
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 1,339 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

MARSHALL METROPOLITAN HIGH SCHOOL
3250 W ADAMS ST
773-534-6455
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 1,312 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

LAKE VIEW HIGH SCHOOL
4015 N ASHLAND AV
773-534-5440
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 1,292 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

CALUMET CAREER PREP ACADEMY HS
8131 S MAY ST
773-535-3500
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,209 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

TILDEN CAREER COMMUNTY ACADEMY HS
4747 S UNION AV
773-535-1625
A Title I School.
Serves 1,205 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

FENGER ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL
11220 S WALLACE ST
773-535-5430
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 1,196 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

SULLIVAN HIGH SCHOOL
6631 N BOSWORTH AV
773-534-2000
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 1,147 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

ROBESON HIGH SCHOOL
6835 S NORMAL BL
773-535-3800
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 1,140 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

CORLISS HIGH SCHOOL
821 E 103RD ST
773-535-5115
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 1,129 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

CRANE TECHNICAL PREP HIGH SCHOOL
2245 W JACKSON BL
773-534-7550
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 1,123 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

WELLS COMMUNITY ACADEMY HS
936 N ASHLAND AV
773-534-7010
A Title I School.
Serves 1,120 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

WESTINGHOUSE CAREER ACADEMY HS
3301 W FRANKLIN BL
773-534-6400
A Title I School.
Serves 1,098 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

HOPE COLLEGE PREP HIGH SCHOOL
5515 S LOWE AV
773-535-3160
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 973 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1081.1

HARLAN COMMUNITY ACADEMY HS
9652 S MICHIGAN AV
773-535-5400
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 946 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

NORTHSIDE COLLEGE PREPARATORY HS
5501 N KEDZIE AV
773-534-3954
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 923 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

PHILLIPS ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL
244 E PERSHING RD
773-535-1603
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 892 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

COLLINS HIGH SCHOOL
1313 S SACRAMENTO DR
773-534-1500
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 877 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

ENGLEWOOD TECHNICAL PREP ACAD HS
6201 S STEWART AV
773-535-3600
A Title I School.
Serves 852 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

ORR COMMUNITY ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL
730 N PULASKI RD
773-534-6500
A Title I School.
Serves 848 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

BROOKS COLLEGE PREP ACADEMY HS
250 E 111TH ST
773-535-9930
A Magnet School.
Serves 832 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

HANCOCK COLLEGE PREPARATORY HS
4034 W 56TH ST
773-535-2410
A Title I School.
Serves 823 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

PAYTON COLLEGE PREPARATORY HS
1034 N WELLS ST
773-534-0034
A Magnet School.
Serves 821 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

CARVER MILITARY ACADEMY HS
13100 S DOTY WEST AV
773-535-5250
A Title I School.
Serves 782 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

JONES COLLEGE PREP HIGH SCHOOL
606 S STATE ST
773-534-8600
A Magnet School.
Serves 716 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

MANLEY CAREER ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL
2935 W POLK ST
773-534-6900
A Title I School.
Serves 680 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

DYETT HIGH SCHOOL
555 E 51ST ST
773-535-1825
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 632 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

HIRSCH METROPOLITAN HIGH SCHOOL
7740 S INGLESIDE AV
773-535-3100
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 601 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

CHICAGO HS FOR AGRICULT SCIENCES
3857 W 111TH ST
773-535-2500
A Magnet School.
Serves 598 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

CHICAGO MILITARY ACADEMY HS
3519 S GILES AV
773-534-9750
Serves 520 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

RICHARDS CAREER ACADEMY HS
5009 S LAFLIN ST
773-535-4945
A Title I School.
Serves 482 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

NOBLE STREET CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
1400 W AUGUSTA BL
773-862-1449
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 468 students.

YORK ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL
2700 S CALIFORNIA AV
773-535-7021
A Special Education School
Serves 463 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.5

BEST PRACTICE HIGH SCHOOL
2040 W ADAMS ST
773-534-7610
A Title I School.
Serves 446 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

DUSABLE HIGH SCHOOL
4934 S WABASH AV
773-535-1100
A Title I School.
Serves 412 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

CHICAGO DISCOVERY ACADEMY HIGH
2710 E 89TH ST
A Title I School.
Serves 400 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

SPALDING HIGH SCHOOL
1628 W WASHINGTON BL
773-534-7400
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 398 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.8

NORTH LAWNDALE CHARTER HS
1616 S SPAULDING AV
773-542-1490
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 381 students.

SCHOOL OF THE ARTS HIGH SCHOOL
7627 S CONSTANCE AV
773-535-6180
Serves 377 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY ACADEMY HS
7529 S CONSTANCE AV
773-535-6180
A Magnet School.
A Title I School.
Serves 376 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.8

BOWEN HIGH SCHOOL
2710 E 89TH ST
773-535-6000
A Title I School.
Serves 371 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

ALTERNATIVE LEARNING COMMUNITY HS
6434 S UNIVERSITY AV
773-535-0807
A Special Education School
A Title I School.
Serves 340 students.

YOUNG WOMENS LEADERSHIP CHRTR SCH
2641 S CALUMET
312-949-9400
A Charter School.
Serves 323 students.

ACAD OF COMM & TECH CHARTER HS
4319 W WASHINGTON BL
773-626-4200
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 299 students.

VINES PREPARATORY ACADEMY HS
730 N PULASKI RD
Serves 284 students.

PHOENIX MILITARY ACADEMY HS
730 N PULASKI RD FL3
773-534-8960
A Title I School.
Serves 265 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

SIMPSON ACAD HS FOR YOUNG WOMEN
1321 S PAULINA ST
773-534-7812
A Special Education School
A Title I School.
Serves 256 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

NORTHSIDE LEARNING CENTER
3730 W BRYN MAWR AV
773-534-5180
A Special Education School
Serves 248 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.2

SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP HIGH SCHOOL
7627 S CONSTANCE AV
Serves 240 students.

SOUTHSIDE OCCUPATIONAL ACAD HS
7342 S HOYNE AV
773-535-9100
A Special Education School
A Title I School.
Serves 216 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.7

VAUGHN OCCUPATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
4355 N LINDER AV
773-534-3600
A Special Education School
A Title I School.
Serves 197 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.8

LINDBLOM COLLEGE PREPARATORY HS
707 E 37TH ST
773-535-9300
A Title I School.
Serves 181 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

PERSPECTIVES CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
1915 S FEDERAL
773-431-8770
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 161 students.

GLOBAL VISIONS HIGH SCHOOL
2710 E 89TH ST
Serves 146 students.

RAY GRAHAM TRAINING CENTER
2347 S WABASH AV
773-534-9257
A Special Education School
A Title I School.
Serves 145 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.5

LAS CASAS OCCUPATIONAL HS
8401 S SAGINAW AV
773-535-6050
A Special Education School
A Title I School.
Serves 114 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.5

IYC CHICAGO
136 N WESTERN AVE
312-633-5219
A Non-traditional School
Serves 103 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 103

HEALY PROGRAM CENTER NORTH
100 N WESTERN AVE
312-633-1670
A Non-traditional School
Serves 44 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 44

SECOND CHANCE ALTERNATIVE HS
4747 S MARSHFIELD AV
773-535-4600
A Special Education School
Serves 36 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.2

DUGAN ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL
4541 S WOOD ST
773-535-4824
A Special Education School
Serves 32 students.

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