Roosevelt High is struggling to change its image as the school of last resort in Albany Park. Special programs and after-school activities help, say students and teachers. But Von Steuben Metro, a magnet school that sits just blocks away, and other North Side selective schools continue to siphon off some of the neighborhood’s top students.

Where students are going
Roosevelt
48%
Lane Tech
10%
Von Steuben Metro
8%
Amundsen
7%
Lake View
4%
Northside College Prep
3%
Other
20%

SOURCE: Consortium on Chicago School Research, May 2006

Head-to-head with Von Steuben

 
Roosevelt
Von Steuben
Enrollment
1,628
1,479
Graduation rate
57%
79%
Dropout rate*
32%
15%
Attendance
80%
90%
Mobility
30%
9%
ACT (composite)
15.1
20.5
Poverty rate
95%
56%
Bilingual
21%
1%
White
8%
24%
Hispanic
71%
25%
African American
10%
31%
Other ethnicity
11%
20%

* Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2006 measure
SOURCE: 2007 Illinois State Report Card

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