The list of high schools below can be sorted to show different dynamics. For instance, there is a visible relationship between incoming test scores (EXPLORE) and a school's average ACT score. Sorting by school type shows how the city's top students are concentrated in selective enrollment schools, and how low scorers tend to go to neighborhood schools. Sorting by academic diversity shows that neighborhood schools are some of our most and least academically diverse. Trends can also be seen for race, class, and school size.
Colors represent school types: Career Academy, Charter/Contract, Neighborhood, Magnet, Military, Selective, Small. Italic text indicates a selective program inside the school, such as IB Diploma Programme. Bold text indicates magnet program(s) within the school.
The bar graph shows the distribution of all Chicago ninth-graders' scores on the EXPLORE exam given fall 2012 (that's the last time CPS mandated that all high schools give the test). The average score on the exam was 14.8. The graph allows users to compare a particular school's incoming freshmen to all incoming freshmen in the city (you can also compare multiple schools by holding down the CTRL key while selecting)
Select a school to compare its incoming freshmen to all freshmen in the city. Use CTRL to compare multiple schools, or try the up/down arrow keys for quicker navigation.