LAKEVIEW — Lake View High School Principal Lillith Werner will host a presentation Thursday evening to discuss the school's drop in CPS rankings to probationary status, the school said.
Lake View was ranked as a Level 1 "excellent" school last year but dropped down to Level 3, or "poor/probation," this year as part of Chicago Public School's latest performance policy rankings.
The CPS performance policy ranks schools based on criteria such as standardized test scores, attendance and the percentage of freshmen on track to graduate in four years. Last year, Lake View earned 68.3 percent of available points, according to CPS.
When a school is placed on probation, the school system works with it to develop a plan that may include changes to the budget or curriculum, according to the CPS website. In extreme cases, "rigorous interventions" like school turnaround, principal removal and school closing are considered.
Werner will discuss why the school was put on probation this year and why she plans to fight it, a school attendant said.
The presentation starts at 6 p.m. in the social room at the school, 4015 N. Ashland Ave.