ST. IGNATIUS COLLEGE PREP

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1076 W ROOSEVELT RD
CHICAGO, IL 60608
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Phone: 312-432-8308
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Low
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Catholic
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Archdiocese Of Chicago
  • Students/Teacher: 17:1
  • Students/Grade: 347.3
  • Number Students: 1389
  • Number Teachers: 80
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Ms Catherine Karl
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (37 ratings)
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    School Reviews (32 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-25
    "The staff at this school are some of the rudest individuals I have ever met. Extremely unprofessional. I would never send my child here, especially talking to the older white man that works in the treasury department. That man is one unsavory and unhappy person."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-12
    "I am a recent alumna of SICP. I highly recommend attending this fine college prep to any student that is willing to make a serious commitment to personal and academic excellence. I look back on my years there with fondness and remain in contact with my friends that I made there. The St. Ignatius community and education gave me the foundation I needed to thrive later in a University setting. The academics are extremely rigorous, but prepare you well for demanding college coursework. (In fact, I found obtaining my B.S. in a science field at a VERY prestigious University with the intent of medical school less demanding than I did coursework at SICP. My University GPA is higher than the GPA I struggled to keep up at Ignatius. Don't let that scare you though! It's well worth every second.) As for legacy, you don't need it to get through those big wooden doors. I did not have a legacy and I was still accepted due to high marks on my entrance exam. I had a blast at Ignatius. The students, faculty, and staff are incredible. The location is worth the commute. The building reminds you that you are somewhere special. Five out of five stars for me. I wish I could give it six!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-13
    "First rate education, very solid theological instruction, much broadening of young horizons. It's not the place for everyone. It is an undertaking in every way to attend this school. Ignatius prides itself on this quality. One of the hallmark traits of graduates is that they are not afraid of hard work or rising to a challenge. The school loves this aspect of its reputation. It is extremely tough. Ignatius kids are mostly high aptitude types; the majority of students were rockstars of some kind in grade school whether they had to try hard or not. Here, everyone has to do the work. Approaching one's studies mindful of the gifts one has been graced with is part of the paradigm. I experienced this school as a student myself and also as a parent of a student recently. It is challenging. It is sophisticated. It is expensive: tuition, fees, books, pledges are one thing, but it also costs more than just that to go there. As I beheld the whole person of my learned, poised, capable, compassionate, grounded, faithful young adult at the exceptionally beautiful baccalaureate mass, I knew totally that it was completely worth it. It is a privilege to be a part of St. Ignatius."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-28
    "I have been agonizing for four years over whether to write this review, and I have finally decided to do it (after my son has graduated). On the positive side, my son has received a good education here. He scored very, very well on his ACTs and SATs. On the negative, this school really is a "sink-or-swim" place. This does not get emphasized enough, so I will restate it -- this school will eat your kid up and spit him out if he is not organized, has ADHD, or a learning disability, or is just not intellectually mature enough. There are no services for kids like this. The Ignatius way is to punish kids like this until they see the light. I know that people who are thinking of sending their kids to high school are not thinking so much about college, but you have to. It is really hard to get As at Ignatius, and, with today's grade inflation, colleges are expecting to see As. Even though your kid had to score in the 90th percentile to get into this school, Ignatius will give your kid a B-/C+ is he/she is average for Ignatius. This will impact your son/daughter's chances to get into his/her choice of college, and his/her ability to get scholarships (which have grade cutoffs)."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-04-28
    "I am an alumni of Saint Igatius and continue to have the upmost respect and most wonderful memories of this school. I loved it as a student - the focus on men and women for others, the strong academics, the extra-curricular and just everything. I continue strong friendships with friends I made back then and now as a new mom I only hope my sons can be fortunate enough to have such an amazing experience as I did. I can not say enough good things about this school. It prepared me amazingly not only academically but as an Ignatian - part of the wider world. It truely changed me for the better."
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