ROGERS PARK — In what continues to be a forward momentum for Sullivan High School, Principal Chad Adams is celebrating his school's second year of maintaining a "Level 2" school quality rating after 13 years of academic probation with Chicago Public Schools, he said.
The Level 2 rating is technically "low" by CPS standards, but after years of struggling to stay on academic track at the Rogers Park high school, Adams says the slight bump from "intensive" to "provisional" support was a "big deal," he said.
"Moving from intensive to provisional support means we are no longer on academic probation," Adams said with enthusiasm.
He also said he's hopeful the school will soon climb the ranks to a Level 2 Plus — a score indicating a school is within "good standing."
Looking at the data he received that shows how the school performed on a variety of quality measurements, like its freshman on-track rate, Adams said he's making his case with CPS the school deserves to move up a notch.
According to data provided by CPS, Sullivan's freshman on-track rate is 88.2 percent.
Other Rogers Park schools received similar ratings: Gale and Jordan elementary schools both were rated Level 2, while Kilmer Elementary and UNO Rogers Park received a Level 2 Plus.
Both Chicago Math and Science Academy and New Field Elementary School received the district's highest rating, Level 1 Plus.
According to CPS, this year’s ratings show 170 schools achieved the highest rating of Level 1 Plus, 162 schools were rated Level 1, 119 schools were rated Level 2 Plus, 174 were rated Level 2 and 23 were rated Level 3, the district's lowest score.
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