Payton College Preparatory High School

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1034 N Wells St

Chicago, IL 60610

(773) 534-0034

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 892

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

19 Parent Reviews for Payton College Preparatory High School

I'm a recent graduate (2011), and I have very mixed feelings about the school. Sadly, many of these are negative. I chose Payton over many other great high schools because I wanted a challenge and good reputation, which many high schools in CPS just can't provide. When I got there, I was pleased with ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/13/12

Graduated class of 2008, and didn't appreciate Payton until I got to college. It is exactly what it's named, a college prep. And if you can't deal with the course load, or the "unsympathetic" teachers then go to a school that doesn't prepare you for what lies ahead. I went to Depaul and felt that my ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 12/15/11

What a great school and curriculum. What fantastic teachers. What nice chairs, laptops, and equipment. They should all be like this. They aren't, as this is the flagship they take out-of-towners to, where even the private sector invests with internships, cool arts and activities; and it just happens ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 03/16/11

All I heard is the school is a great school if you really want to get your kids to the Ivy's. Not sure what the school vision is, but definitely they are attracting parent care about their kids academic (PERIOD). This drive the school focus, but I doubt they can balance between making an intellgent ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 02/23/11

im a sophmore right now at walter payton and i have to say i really do love my school. sometimes the work is challenging and i feel stressed but its all worth it in the end. Not to mention I have great teachers and friends that can help with my problems im having. Its alot of hard work but when you ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/24/10

I graduated from Payton, i love my school. They have awesome curriculum, students who want to learn, and amazing opportunities. I saw fellow students travel to Ghana; Granada, Spain; Prague; Hungary; France; China; Japan and the list goes on

Posted by a other on 10/13/10

Great teachers, great atmosphere and great school, wouldnt want to be anywhere else.

Posted by a parent on 10/13/10

Payton College prep is an amazing school with an outstanding international and global focus. From Ghana to Beijing, Payton's focus continues to stretch the globe. This $20,000 can help them go even further.

Posted by a teacher on 10/12/10

It's an awesome school. I'm so glad I go here.

Posted by a parent on 10/12/10

Great teachers who care about the students!!!!!!!!!

Posted by a other on 10/12/10

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Test scores for Payton College Preparatory High School

PSAE* Test Scores

Grade Level: 11

Test Year: 2012
Payton College Preparatory 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 — Payton College Preparatory High School is located at 1034 N Wells St, Chicago IL 60610. 1034 N Wells St is in the 60610 ZIP code in Chicago, IL The school district for Payton College Preparatory High School is the City Of Chicago Sd 299. Payton College Preparatory High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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