School Details

Steinmetz Academic Centre High School

3030 North Mobile Avenue, Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 534-3030

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1854 students 16 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

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Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Steinmetz Academic Centre High School is a public high school in Chicago. The principal of Steinmetz Academic Centre High School is Stephen Joseph Ngo. 1,854 students go to Steinmetz Academic Centre High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 10% of the Steinmetz Academic Centre High School students have "limited English proficiency." 84% of the 1,854 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 95% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Steinmetz Academic Centre High School is 16:1. Notre Dame High School for Girls is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 72% 44%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 42%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 9%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0%
Multiracial 0.5% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 86%
Limited English proficiency 10% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 84% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I graduated from this school and went on to receive a Ph.D in Food Science from Michigan State University. The staff prepared me for a college education. I also like the excellent Alumni Association associated with the school. Best HS Alumni Association in the country. Definitely Best in the West.

  • (2 years ago)

    The new principal has definitely turned this school around for the better! The IB program is very challenging and the friends I've made are amazing. I don't understand the reputation this school has...and I'm sure it will change in a few years with these drastic changes being made. The teachers care so much...I've never had so many great teachers in my life! My grades are phenomenal and I haven't missed a day of school this year. Of course some students have fights and maybe aren't as good as they should be but doesn't every school have that small handful of bad kids? I love it here and I'm sure you will too!

  • (5 years ago)

    I Atended Steinmetz and from my personal experience this school has one of the worst acedemic accomidations. It is very hard to study when fights occur durring passing periods. The school seems to be underfunded in most areas that children need to develop into the mature creative young adults they one day wish to become and it seems as if the leaders of the school try to create unreasonalble punishments in futile attemps to better their behavior. Tyranny Begets Revolt. 'Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ' -Mark Twain

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm a current senior in school. I'm glad I came here. This school is amazing. Teachers cares about you. We have IB ver smart students. I agree that some students create problems but principal is trying to change this.

  • (7 years ago)

    Steinmetz has been very good to my son he has been involved in extracaricular activities and is going to college. I am very happy with how the teachers have helped and encouraged him. I am looking forward to graduation thank you.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a student at Steinmetz. When I began at this school as a freshman I would agree that this school had many problems with students who didn't want to do what there suppose to. Don't blame the school for children who don't want to be successful. Parent's let there children come to school with these problem's. If it's so much of a problem the take part in making it better. Now in my Junior year I can honestly say that this school has improved greatly. The children who didn't want to be there didn't come. Maybe parent's should stop complaining and help make Steinmetz better and all PUBLIC high schools better. Steinmetz is a great school. Many of the teachers do want these children to finish high school and go to college. Shouldn't the PARENT?

  • (8 years ago)

    i was in the class of 2006 and i did not like steinmetz at all. there are to many fights the sercuity dose nothing there graffitti every where and some teachers cared about there students and other didnt. And people made fun of me because i was a nerd. But is my fault that i come to school on time and do all my work and while they ditch class or hang out in the lunchroom or the halls? I made it through each day by ingoring every1 there and doing all my work.

  • (8 years ago)

    Many of the classes are over crowded and many teachers let the Special Ed. students fall through the cracks. No one is helpful and the teachers and staff clearly have no control over the students. My son attends here and I wish that I could afford a private school for him!

  • (9 years ago)

    Steinmets Academic Center focus in learning.Students and teachers are respectful to each other.I m learning many things in there.I invite all parents who want thier children to get a good education to come in Steinmatz.It s a place for learning all cultures.

  • (10 years ago)

    My very recent experience with this school is unsatisfactory. My son came from the private school sector into Steinmetz. This was absolutely the worse situation that I could have placed my freshman son in. Some of the teachers are horrible the students are cutting school. With over 2 500 students there is no way this institution can effectively teach these students. Thank God I got my son out right in the nick of time.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son is currently attending Steinmetz and likes it very much and has not incurred any problems. Yes it is overcrowded but what school is not overcrowded?? The students are nice kids and seem to want the same thing; to learn.

  • (10 years ago)

    Im a Junior student currently attending Steinmetz and even though sometimes problems occur the school is pretty good the new pricipal has made large differences and the school has gotten stricter on certain things causing the school to become better. hopefully the school becomes even better and we become one of the top Chicago Public Schools.

  • (10 years ago)

    Steinmetz A C is a not a good school.Most of the teachers are really terrible instead of teaching the teachers talk on their cell phones yell at the students or don't teach at all . The school is unsafe because the security guards don't do nothing about the fights etc.. The new principal should really try to make the school more disciplined and safe!

  • (10 years ago)

    I was talking to my freshman and Junior today they do not feel safe at Steinmetz. As my son was getting something out of a vending machine a boy grabbed his money he grabbed for it back and the boy tore it apart and left him with a half a dollar and left walking. They also did that to my other son at a different luch period. What is the point of the cameras if no one is watching. I told the security the other day but they don't care either. There has been some great teachers in the past Mr Dulski Ms Ward Ms S and Dr Laski to say a few. I hope with the new principal changes things.

  • (11 years ago)

    People may say Steinmetz it a real bad school. But I went there for four years. The school might have to many people but the teachers are really good and they are also really helpful. They also try to get to know you. Staff will tell you if are have trouble with someone you should report them cause they will help you.

  • (11 years ago)

    The school has way to many students and not enough teachers. Their was to much going on with fights and you never felt safe. Over all this isn't a good school.

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