GAGE PARK HIGH SCHOOL

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5630 S ROCKWELL ST
CHICAGO, IL 60629
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Phone: 773-535-9230
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 1
  • Educational Climate: Low
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: City Of Chicago Sd 299
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 208.5
  • Number Students: 834
  • Number Teachers: 75
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6463
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Safiyah Karimah
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • 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 (16 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (6 Reviews)
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    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-05-19
    "The administration at Gage Park can be summed up in one word, iffy. Sometimes they care, sometimes they don't. I have seen them do some great things for students, and I have seen them fail them miserably. The students at Gage Park have great hearts. Some of them are a lil deranged, but it is up to the Administration to weed out those bad seeds, of which they do not. The teachers are just as iffy. Some teachers are phenomenal! Some teachers are there to collect a check. I hope Rahm Emanuel will come in and really clean up schools like Gage Park, because it has potential to be great."
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-03-29
    "I recently became a teacher at Gage Park High School. I was highly surprised by the environment. Yes, we sometimes have fights. However, I see less fighting and gang activity than I did at my other school. My other school was an elementary school believe it or not. I love the students here!!!! I would say about 90% of our kids are great. Many of them face obstacles to their education. I would really love to see more parental participation. The parents we have are great, but we need more involvement to make this a truly great school."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-09-17
    "Gage Park High School has been a good experience in the time that i have attended it all of my teachers have pushed me to do better! I'm in a program called AVID its very inspiring it helps me be more organized and be more prepared for test and get better habits as a student!.. I am also in the rivers club being in this club has showed me the meaning of trully recycling i have learned alot of new things i have also felt affection from the promotor of the conservation club mrs.Parson!! shes great :) there are also many other teachers that have encouraged me and gave me the guts to keep on going to school!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-04-02
    "The worst school in the Chicago public school district. The administratrion in 2008 is awful. The principal eliminated almost all after school programs which kept kids off the streets. She makes it very difficult to keep the few sports program left. There is absolutly no help from the teachers and tutoring is non-existant. They say they have programs to help the kids, but they do not. Extremely unsafe, fights break out daily. gang activity is obviouse and felt by all students. If you have a choice to live in a different school district, move elsehwere."
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2005-08-17
    "This school has improved dramatically over the past couple of years. I have to say that Mr. Wilfredo Ortiz did a tremendous job on remodeling the environment of the school."
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