WELLS COMMUNITY ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL

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936 N ASHLAND AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60622
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Phone: 773-534-7010
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 1
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: City Of Chicago Sd 299
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 133.3
  • Number Students: 533
  • Number Teachers: 48
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Rituparna Raichoudhuri
  • 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 (20 ratings)
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    School Reviews (14 Reviews)
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    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-01-07
    "As a current student going to wells high, all I could say is that the teachers, staff, and principal of this school are a blessing. They have years of experience And they are doing 100% of their best to guide us to the right path and NEVER give up on a student if he\she felt if necessary. We may experience mindless fights here and there, but which school doesn't. The teachers, staffs, and principal does their best to steer that troubled teen back on track. This is my 3rd year attending wells high school, from what I've experienced, it'll always be with me. One of my teachers once told me that the story I wrote is talented and it mean alot to me because she is a hard teacher to persuade, but my story persuade her. Just then on, I know my passion is writing. Teachers can inspire you... Teachers can encourage you... Teachers can guide you... Teachers can create a life for you... And I got all that when I decided to come to wells high school. Next year, I'll graduate- but the spirit of wells he would never leave me, for it is the reason I have found the light instead of darkness."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-07
    "wells academy is the most stupidest school in the city of Chicago with the worse staff who strive to provide the lowest quality education in Illinois!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-09-07
    "I attended Wells back in 1968 -71. I often check up to see how things are going there today. It was a wonderful school back then and I see it still is today! As I am 57 years old now I know all our old teachers have left or retired. Thanks to the Principals, staff and students who continue to make me proud! We also have a group on facebook., it's called...."Wells High School 1960 thru 1980" for those that attended back them. Good luck to all your current students! Sincerely, Diane Montague.CLASS OF 1972. Wells Loyalty Song........ Wells High, we raise our voice to thee. Wells High, you have our loyalty, fighting and always striving, to bring to you a victory. So we'll say Wells High, to you we pledge our hearts, to you we will be true. Fight on and keep our colors flying, silver and royal blue."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-05-17
    "I transfered my daughter into Wells half way through her freshman year. I had MAJOR concerns regarding the reputation of the school, however after researching I found that they were cleaning house. My child has never been happier and I as a parent absolutely LOVE the staff at Wells. Principal Matias is doing an amazing job and has really given the school new vision. He greets parents and students with a warm, friendly hug and shows genuine interest in every single student. You just don't see that anymore within school administration. He and his staff are to be commended for their compassion and passion for their jobs. Regarding the things that ppl say about this school, don't believe it. Walk into the campus, take a tour, interact with staff and students. You'll quickly see that this school has gotten a bumm rap. I transfered my daughter from a school with a great reputation, which was my reason for putting her there to only have her belittled by the principal and staff. It was a horrible school, yet known for being "great". I put her in Wells, the reverse happened. A school that's looked badly upon, yet I found them to be amazing. Wells Academy has completely won me over."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-01-29
    "I live in the area and have often wondered why there isn't a good vocational program for these kids. Most will not make it past meaningless jobs. Sad really, But scoring 10% accross the board is simply atrocious. These kids CAN NOT compete."
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