School Details

Kelly High School

4136 South California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60632
(773) 535-4900

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2872 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 Sd 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kelly High School is a public high school in Chicago. The principal of Kelly High School is James Richard Coughlin. 2,872 students go to Kelly High School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 13% of the Kelly High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 2,872 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 93% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Kelly High School is 17:1. Gage Park High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Asian 9% %
Hispanic 86% 41%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 47%
Multiracial 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.03% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 73%
Limited English proficiency 13% 14%
Economically disadvantaged 91% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    kelly high school... i am currently attending this school and can honestly say that altough matialr wise we arent that good.. meaning we dont have alot of supply or room but regardlesss of that kids and faculty in the school try to bring the best to us and carre and nurture us

  • (7 years ago)

    I attended Kelly High School and can give an honest view. It is a small school with limited space. There is no uniform policy and no outside lunch. During my time in Kelly I got to be very close to all my advisors teachers and even the principal. There are people who really care about your education. Apart from being a small school it is widely diverse and has excellent to the top rated school teams in the district.

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(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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