High School

DuSable Leadership Academy

Betty Shabazz International Charter School
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  • Grand Boulevard

Location

4934 S. Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60615
(773)535-1170
Grades served: 9th - 12th

Established in 1998, Betty Shabazz International Charter School is an African-centered network of charter schools comprised of three Chicago campuses: Betty Shabazz Academy (grades K-8), Barbara A. Sizemore Academy (grades K-7) and DuSable Leadership Academy (grades 9-12).

Our mission is to provide every student with a safe and nurturing learning environment, and an academically rigorous and culturally relevant educational program that graduates students who excel in reading, oral and written language, mathematics, science, technology, social studies, and the arts and humanities. From inception, our school has consistently produced exemplary, high achieving students who have self-confidence, a strong sense of cultural identity, and a commitment to make positive contributions to their community and the world.

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Academic Performance Snapshot

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Student Performance
CPS Open-Enrollment AverageDuSable Leadership Academy

Average ACT Score

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The ACT test is our best measure of how ready students are for college. A score of 21.3 or higher is "college ready." “College ready” means that a student has about a 50 percent chance of getting a “B” or better in his or her college courses.

Average ACT Score - 11th grade
16.4
14.9

GRADUATION RATE

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This number shows the percent of freshmen who graduate from high school within five years.

Graduation Rate
64.8%
68.1%

COLLEGE ENROLLMENT RATE

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This number shows the percent of high school graduates from this school who are in college the following fall.

College Enrollment Rate
52.6%
54.5%
   
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