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Lincoln Park, Near North Schools Get New Ratings Under New System

By Paul Biasco | December 5, 2014 8:48am
 Alcott College Prep received a "Level 1+" rating under the new CPS system.
Alcott College Prep received a "Level 1+" rating under the new CPS system.
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LINCOLN PARK — Under a new system released this week by Chicago Public Schools, a number of Lincoln Park, Old Town and Near North area schools saw their performance rating improve.

The previous school rating system was based on a three-tier system: Level 1 (outstanding), Level 2 (good) or Level 3 (poor).

The new system, called School Quality Rating Policy, now includes five levels: Level 1+, Level 1, Level 2+, Level 2 and Level 3.

The system takes into account a broader range of criteria, according to CPS, including student attendance, academic growth and school culture.

Schools at a Level 2+ or above are considered in "good standing," meaning they meet or exceed CPS performance expectations.

Level 2 schools require "targeted support" to keep moving in the right direction and Level 3 schools call for "intensive support," according to CPS.

The schools' previous ratings are in parenthesis.

Area Level 1+ schools include:

Alcott College Prep, 2625 N. Orchard St. (1)

Franklin Fine Arts, 225 W. Evergreen Ave. (1)

LaSalle Language Academy, 1734 N. Orleans St. (1)

Lincoln Elementary, 615 W. Kemper Place (1)

Newberry Math and Science Academy, 700 W. Willow St. (1)

Prescott Elementary, 1632 W. Wrightwood Ave. (1)

Skinner North, 640 W. Scott St. (1)

Walter Payton College Prep, 1034 N. Wells St. (1)

Level 1:

Lincoln Park High School, 2001 N. Orchard St. (1)

Ogden International School Elementary. 24 W. Walton St. (1)

Ogden International High School, 1250 W. Erie Street (2)

Oscar Mayer Magnet, 2250 N. Clifton Ave. (1)

Ruben Salazar Bilingual Center, 160 W Wendell St. (1)

Level 2+:

None in the area

Level 2:

CICS - Chicago Quest North Campus, 1443 N. Ogden Ave. (NA)

Jenner Elementary Academy of the Arts, 1119 N. Cleveland Ave. (3)

Manierre Elementary, 1420 N. Hudson Ave. (3)

Level 3:

None in the area

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