Amundsen High School

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5110 N Damen Ave

Chicago, IL 60625

(773) 534-2320

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,206

Students Per Teacher: 11

Parent Reviews

18 Parent Reviews for Amundsen High School

Wow, I went to the recent open house and the new principal is a total rock star. I know so many parents that are worried sick about their kids getting into a selective enrollment school, but after meeting teachers and students here at Amundsen, we are going to give this school a long hard look. If ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/17/14

We have a middle schooler who's in the process of learning about high school options. Amundsen is our neighborhood school and we've been hearing good things about the principal and the school, so we wanted to see for ourselves what Amundsen has to offer. We went to last weekend's open house, and were ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 11/14/14

I agree that this school has a very undeserved bad rep. Before we moved here, I was so worried about sending my daughter to this school because of all we had heard. But the staff were wonderful. Ms. Farfan was so helpful and got my daughter enrolled right away. The faculty at this school is very ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/24/10

This School is better than most people realize. The teachers at this school are very helpful and always give chances to finish up late work. It's right next to a soccer field,football stadium,3 baseball fields, and a park has it's own parking for students and teachers. The only problem that I notice ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 02/26/09

It's a great school all you have to do is choose your friends right, and they'll be your great friends throughout the year/

Posted by a student on 10/30/08

I used to attend Amundsen, and I truly believe that it's reputation is thanks to the students. I am not saying that the school or faculty isn't at fault either. I constantly heard from students that Amundsen wasn't a great school, but I never heard them say that they would stop cutting class or work ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 08/17/08

I visited the school during Report Card Pick Up day and I was very happy with the way I was received and directed. The faculty and the office was very polite. The school was very clean and the event was well attended. Congratulations to the Principal who works very hard and is one of the few children's ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/17/08

I think every seems to be miss judgement about Amundsen, this schoolas such gifted staff members ,teachers and the princial walks the halls to ensure every one in his school is safe what better place for a child to learn a safe and caring enviroment that has gifted teachers great job amundsen

Posted by a parent on 04/02/08

Amundsen school has got to be the worst school in Chicago. Teachers are lacking on motivation, Munos only cares about the 'allusion' of a good school. But I have to send my child here because it is the closest. I'm a single parent and cant afford anything else.

Posted by a parent on 08/03/07

Amundsen High School is very good determined high school.Although its very notorious in the end,the notorious part is all rumors.The IB program is a program I would most definitely recommend to any parent who is thriving for their child to receive a good education its IB program beats schools regular ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/27/07

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Test scores for Amundsen High School

PSAE* Test Scores

Grade Level: 11

Test Year: 2012
Amundsen High School
City Of Chicago Sd 299
* In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Chicago schools — Amundsen High School is located at 5110 N Damen Ave, Chicago IL 60625. 5110 N Damen Ave is in the 60625 ZIP code in Chicago, IL The school district for Amundsen High School is the City Of Chicago Sd 299. Amundsen High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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