School Details

Julian High School

10330 South Elizabeth Street, Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 535-5170

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1226 students 21 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

Julian High School is a public high school in Chicago. The principal of Julian High School is Careda Taylor. 1,226 students go to Julian High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0.1% of the Julian High School students have "limited English proficiency." 84% of the 1,226 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 89% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Julian High School is 21:1. Morgan Park High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 100% 47%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Hispanic 0.2% 41%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 73%
Limited English proficiency 0.1% 14%
Economically disadvantaged 84% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Bullying is a common experience among Elementary and High School students across the country. The issue of bullying has been addressed by staff members students and parents at schools in efforts to find a way to resolve this problem. Percy L. Julian High School has addressed the act of students being bullied in a manner that can be considered outstanding. Some of Julian s hard working and talented students organized the 2nd annual Peace Day assembly on May 10 2013. Bullying was the main focus of this year s assembly. Julian s students interviewed Jonathan Scott offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears about bullying and recorded a public service announcement in early May at Soldiers Field to create awareness about bulling.

  • (1 year ago)

    Percy L. Julian has done an awesome job in creating awareness about "Uprooting Violence and Sowing Seeds of Peace! Julian High School has done a remarkable job on Bullying! Visit their website and read their school newsletter. Its awesome! I give Percy L. Julian High School 5 stars!

  • (1 year ago)

    Julian is still out of control with bullying continuing to go on and the student are out of control and the staff do not care. My child is a victim of being bullied and I ask to have a police report on this and I haven't received any update about the matter. I will rank this school as being poor with handling bullying situations. I guess nothing won't be done until it too late when my child is seriously hurt in the school. I have notified the staff about this problem I will be talking to the media about the bullying at Julian.

  • (3 years ago)

    The school has calmed down. The staff has been improved and the student population is changing for the better.

  • (3 years ago)

    Percy L. Julian is transforming and will once again become the school of choice on the south side. The school has calmed down tremendously has a caring staff and students who want to make a difference in their community. This school has three outstanding Career Academies - Medical Academy Business Academy and the award winning Radio TV Broadcast Academy. Everyone knows that Julian has the best marching band choir and the art department staff includes a well known muralist. the athletic facilities are great with an olympic size beautiful pool. Students in the AVID program master college going strategies and have a very high rate of earning scholarships and entrance to the college of their choice. There are great electives including zoology journalism piano forensic science film study African American literature graphics arts and more. Students elect to take a broad range of Advanced Placement classes. Julian has the highest enrollment in Gallery 37 and Julian's After School Matters is the largest in the city. Pride of the South Side....Percy L. Julian High School.

  • (6 years ago)

    Julian has the potential to be one of the top schools in the state. It has up-to-date facilities as well as qualified teachers. The only problem -- the student population. Many of the students don't understand how important getting an education is. I think my experience would be better if the students really had a better understanding of the quality of the school that they attend.

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm new to this school and don't know much about it. But it looks like a school that is striving for excellence and to increase the quality of education for their students.

  • (9 years ago)

    Julian is an okay school. The school just needs more community involvement and better leadership. The school needs more discipine and better staff to ensure quality education.

  • (9 years ago)

    Julian is a good school. They've made a lot of improvements since I left in 1995. They are committed to excellence.

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(based on 17 ratings & reviews)

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