Chicago Public Schools - Selective Enrollment - Secondary Schools

Secondary Schools

At the secondary level, CPS operates nine selective enrollment high schools. These are;

  • Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy
  • Jones College Prep High School
  • King College Prep High School
  • Lane Technical College Prep High School
  • Robert Lindblom Math & Science Academy
  • Northside College Preparatory High School
  • Walter Payton College Prep
  • Westinghouse High School
  • Whitney Young Magnet High School

Selective Enrollment high schools work on a point system out of 900 points:,

  • 300 points for the 7th grade standardized testing (ISAT)
  • 300 points for the entrance exam (tested in vocabulary, literature, math)
  • 300 points for 7th grade grades (A=75, B=50, C=25; D and below=0)

Competition is fierce, and many factors decide whether students are admitted or not:

  • Ranking: Students are asked to rank their top 6 high schools—the higher a school is on the list, the higher the chance a high school will choose to admit a student
  • Points from the point system mentioned above

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