Walter Payton College Prep

262 reviews
  1. Chicago Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public, Magnet
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. Outcomes
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports & Fitness
    C
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
1034 North Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
Telephone
(773) 534-0034
Website
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Walter Payton College Prep Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1380
Average ACT
31

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
AP Enrollment
48%
AP Exam Pass Rate
82%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
0%
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    85%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    15%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    0%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
  • Homecoming
    27%
  • Field Day
    16%
  • School parties and dances (field day, prom).
    16%
  • Sweetness Day
    14%
  • Dance-a-Thon
    12%
  • International Night
    10%
  • Not many school wide events & no one really cares
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
817
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$0
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
13%
Female Athletes
14%
Expenses Per Student
$14,246/ year
National
$11,927
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses

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Reviews

262 reviews
  • Excellent
    73
  • Very Good
    113
  • Average
    65
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    3
Who wouldn't do it again? Despite the small campus, going to Payton has broadened my horizons more so than I originally thought it could. It's incredibly diverse, whether that's racially, politically, etc - Payton has some of everything. And with our new building, only more great experiences are bound to occur for everyone.
  • High School Senior
  • 2 months ago
I loved the environment and the people I got to experience while at this school. Everyone is driven, but supportive. It was a very inspiring network to be apart of and I'd do it all over again if I had to.
  • Niche User
  • 3 months ago
Provide many opportunities for growth for students and provides a diverse setting and student body.
  • High School Senior
  • 4 months ago