School Details

Curie Metropolitan High School

4959 South Archer Avenue, Chicago, IL 60632
(773) 535-2100

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Public Grades 9-12 3325 students 17 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Curie Metropolitan High School is a public high school in Chicago. The principal of Curie Metropolitan High School is Phillip Craig Perry. 3,325 students go to Curie Metropolitan High School and are mostly Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 8% of the Curie Metropolitan High School students have "limited English proficiency." 91% of the 3,325 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 80% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Curie Metropolitan High School is 17:1. Hancock College Preparatory High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 80% 41%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Asian 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 4% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 47%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.2%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.05% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 73%
Limited English proficiency 8% 14%
Economically disadvantaged 91% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Academically wise Curie is an excellent school. The teachers are always there to give help when a student needs it and there are plenty of courses students can choose from to prepare them for college. But the downside of this school are the students. More than half of them don't take advantage of the opportunities this school offers us and instead they slack in their classes and fool around by cutting or doing none of the work. As a current student I'm disappointed of what has become of my school. Times have changed. Curie is not the same school it was 20 years ago. Our test scores are terrible and we're on probation. All I can recommend to future incoming students is to avoid the wrong crowd and just do the work! I've seen SO many students who did the very opposite and now they've either dropped out gotten kicked out or they're just not on track to graduate on time. But this school has so much to offer! As long as you follow your aspirations and remember to work hard you should do great in this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    The best school in the world is the one that you graduate from! I am a 1981 Graduate from Curie High and I have attended every reuninon since graduation. My academic social and cultural experience prepared me very well for all of my human endeavors which were many with many more ahead of me to accomplish. I owe my success to all my teachers and classmates! I learned early that stubling blocks could be used as stepping stones and building blocks to build monuments of success! Curie High stretched my imagination creativity and developed my potential to lead manage and make significant contributions to community state country and the world. I am what I am because of where I was when... As a Curie graduate commitment is the expectation being the best is the process and success is the product! Condor for life! COL Trancey B. Williams US Army

  • (3 years ago)

    Curie Metropolitan High School is one of the best high schools in Chicago with great graduation percenatge rate academic programs and great clubs/activites to join. Curie High School's mission is to prepare all students for college and wanted them to succeed with scholarships to pay their studies. Curie High school has approximately nearly 3700 students and they all got accepted based on their grades and test scores. Of course there should not be any negative comments about my school because it is a safe learning enviornment and wanted students to succeed and motivate and accomplish their goals however. Curie is also one of the city championships on football that win the varsity and play on the soldier field. I love Curie High School and it is one of the best high schools than other High schools in Chicago with great accomplishments. GO CONDORS!!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is by far one of the worst Schools in the midway area violence and disorder runs rabid in this school. And i am sad to see this for this school srves as a model of how our neighborhood is going down the drain. Education is terrible bunch of good for nothing students in that school. The only good purpose for this school like all public schools is to keep the animals in why they people could move around safely and do errands. But im going to move to the suburbs and put my children in one of the more finer public education systems in the U.S.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a current student at Curie High School and I Highly recommend the I.B program. The teachers are wonderful. Even though the work may not always be easy they teachers encourage us and enhance our knowledge on a variety of subjects.

  • (8 years ago)

    i have been dissapointed by this school it is going down the same lines as other school with behavior problems.

  • (9 years ago)

    During the time my child attended I found the parent involvement poor when I joined a booster club for a sport team. My son was involved in the performing arts program but the general studies classes lacked discipline. Overall I was not pleased with the quality of education at this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I graduated from Curie in 2002. I feel that this is a great school. It is a great school because the faculty really care about you and your plans after graduation. It is a good environment because it is very diverse. I have had many positive experiences throughout my four years at Curie. If I had a child I would make sure that she attends Curie H.S. The academic programs and extra-curricular are excellent.

  • (9 years ago)

    I attended Curie H.S. from 1998 to 2002. I really valued my experience there. I was really involved with the marching band while there and I was drum major my junior year. My band teachers were almost as close to me as my own parents! I enjoyed most of my teachers but I would not recommend the IB program. It is not advanced enough and the teachers weren't very proficient. I felt cheated with my IB experience. Other than that it is a very diverse environment with good discipline and security. I definitely felt prepared for college.

  • (10 years ago)

    I went to this school with high expectations and none were met. I have had so many problems with administrators and teachers its ridiculous. I am an honors student with a 4.0 GPA but have been treated like a disorderly teen for reasons that were not fair. Teachers and Staff should not work in a school if they do not like working with kids or do not have the open mindedness that is needed to understand students in this confusing age group. I have experienced racism and discrimination and surprisingly enough it wasn't the students who exposed me to this. It was the authorities. I have had a few good experiences but they have been very few. This school seriously needs a new outlook on how to treat it's students. I have felt more like a prisoner in this school than I have a human being and that is sad.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a great school because we not only learn about math reading and writing but we have such a variety of cultures here its amazing theres people all over the world. We learn from each other and we respect every bodies culture and the teachers have such energy to teach that the students want to go and learn they make it fun.

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