King College Prep High School

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4445 S Drexel Blvd

Chicago, IL 60653

(773) 535-1180

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 990

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

20 Parent Reviews for King College Prep High School

King is one of the best-kept secrets of the Chicago Public Schools system. This is my daughter's second year, and I could not be more pleased with the school. The classes are rigorous, the teachers are absolutely wonderful, and I am really excited about the new interim principal (who was the assistant ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/14/13

King is a wonderful school. It not only focuses on academics but focuses on the students who go there, they not only have a wonderful curriculum but performing arts as well. From band to dance,King has it all. They really are preparing every student for a road to success and being the best person they ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/12/13

King is a state-of-the-art high school with three theatre spaces, two gyms, a professional dance studio and a pool. The students are talented, smart, friendly, and down-to-earth with their focus on their very bright futures. King offers every program you could wish for, and the most caring team of teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 10/09/13

This was my daughter's number one choice for high school. The curriculum is challenging, but there are so many supports in place. There is before school tutoring, after school tutoring, lunch tutoring and teachers even tutor. There are so many activities that every student can find their place at King. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/06/11

I drop my son off each morning and I am amazed to see the principal outside everyday, greeting every student. The team at King takes their jobs very personally. The English teachers volunteer their time after school to re-teach and re-test students who need the additional instruction. There are other ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/30/11

My daughter graduated from King College Prep in 2010 and is doing quite well at a top University. With the leadership of Mr Wright, my consistent communication with the teachers and her desire to do well in school...combination of all three, has provided my daughter an opportunity to receive a great ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/10/11

My oldest daughter is a sophomore at King and my youngest will be attending in the fall. I am very pleased with this school -- the principal is committed and dynamic, the teachers are dedicated, the school offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities, and the school has numerous leadership and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/02/11

The Chicago Board of Education, the Principal and the Local School Council has failed the students. Year after year the test scores are low. The science head of the science department states in a public forum that it is unrealistic to expect every child to do a science project "after all I have a life". ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/17/11

There is a lot of window dressing at King. Scores have not gone up. A college prep where students do not meet minimum standards...some in the 40s, not even 50% of the students meet in all areas

Posted by a parent on 12/30/10

Wrote the long review dated Sept. 22, 2010 , just forgot to do a rating. King is headed in the right direction. I just hope the underfunding of education in Illinois does not throw it off track.

Posted by a parent on 09/22/10

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Test scores for King College Prep High School

PSAE* Test Scores

Grade Level: 11

Test Year: 2012
King College Prep 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 — King College Prep High School is located at 4445 S Drexel Blvd, Chicago IL 60653. 4445 S Drexel Blvd is in the 60653 ZIP code in Chicago, IL The school district for King College Prep High School is the City Of Chicago Sd 299. King College Prep High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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