Uplift Community High School

900 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 534-2875

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-12 463 students 12 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


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

Uplift Community High School is a public high school in Chicago. The principal of Uplift Community High School is Stephanie Yvette Moore. 463 children attend Uplift Community High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 8% of the Uplift Community High School students have "limited English proficiency." 99% of the 463 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 94% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Uplift Community High School is 12:1. Early College High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 81% 42%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Asian 3% %
Multiracial 2% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 9%
Hispanic 11% 44%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94% 86%
Limited English proficiency 8% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 99% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I went to UPLIFT when it first came about. Great school and so-so teachers at first. Now my cousins go there and there is a change...but for the better. Love UPLIFT.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a parent of a Senior I have to give Uplift 5 stars!. My son has been an on point since his Freshman year. The teachers are very dedicated to making sure all succeed. The one on one attention given if needed is so remarkable. There is a open door policy there so any parent that says the cannot speak to the teachers or the principle has not tried. You are greeted with respect and the entire staff can tell you on any given day just what mood your child is in. The prep for college is remarkable and the push to have all succeed is not spoken on enough in my opinion. The excitement that the Juniors and Seniors project pertaining to the ACT and college completely blew my mind. And to make things better the scholarships are flowing in! Kudos to uplift for doing such a remarkable job with not only my son but all of their students. Parents if your reading get more involved...that's the only thing missing here.

  • (5 years ago)

    The Principal staff and teachers are all so dedicated at Uplift. There are a large number of Programs that are offered to motivate students and help increase their academic skills. There are also opportunities for students to tap into their creative talents such as tap dancing choir band and the list goes on. I coordinate the GEAR UP Program at Uplift and we are working with the Senior Mentors to make sure that every senior at Uplift has applied to at least 5 colleges. We will make sure that students have sent transcripts to these schools and we will assist them until they receive an acceptance letter from a college. We are aslo assiting them with ACT Prep their Personal Statements Applying for Financial Aid and either writing letters of recommendations for them or helping them identify people who will write q letter for them. Uplift is a school that attempts to make sure that each student has as many opportunities support and personal one on one academic assistance as possible. Each teacher at Uplift has designated at least two days per week that they stay after school to help any student that needs that additional one on one time to understand anything that was not clear during class time. I can honestly say that in my 25 years of working with public schools Uplift is number one on my list. The outreach and support to parents and students is extraordinary at Uplift Community High School.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have currently been attending this Renaissance 2010 school since the 2nd quarter of freshman year and it's given me so many opportunities for my future. I've had chances to do things that were once in a lifetime opportunities and of course I've taken them. The school also introduced me to an organization called Alternatives which is basically like a youth center and that organization helped just as much as Uplift has.The college preparatory programs here are phenomenal. Last year our first year of seniors had a very high graduation rate and 100% of those seniors who graduated were accepted to a college (One was even accepted into Howard). I highly recommend Chicago students to attend this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent who's child attends Uplift. The teachers are GREAT!!!!!!!! they really care about the students which is what alot of students need. But they are right about the Principle she is never to be found I mean if you have issues or just need to talk you have to make an appointment which might mean a few weeks. Which I have never thought if a parent really had issues that a appointment was needed. but the staff is Great i like Uplift for what it has to offer.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a current student at Uplift Community High School. In my opinion the glory days of this school died when the current principal came along. Many students are unsatisfied with with the fact that people are not informed on school events until the last minute. From what I've heard about other schools when students are having problems or concerns they are sent to the principal's office. At this school the principal's the hardest person to reach. This school might as well be a high school because even though it has middle school in it there aren't many things for them. I have heard many high school teachers complain about things like how they do not have enough student participants for sports and activities. Yet many middle school children are looking for things to do. If no child is left behind how come middle schoolers are being pushed out of the picture?

  • (6 years ago)

    i have been in uplift sense my 7th grade year and now i am a freshman this school is very good in my opinion and i fell i am getting the best support i need from the staff and students here.

  • (7 years ago)

    I Really Like This School. The Teachers Teach and Extra Things Here Are Great.

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers are great. They give individual attention to their students.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school for students to no only know what is to come in college but to get get ahead by taking advanced placement (a.P) classes. The teacher are down to earth and are not that old and know what we are going through and give us advice to get throught the bad times and let us know what they have been through and how they over came their obsticles.

  • (8 years ago)

    I was excited for my daughter (a freshman at Uplift) jsut the thought of her attending high school was thrilling! However she was a bit intimidated which began to alarm me... After having conversations with other students faculty those thoughts of intimidation have since tunred into excitment for my daughter. She loves Uplift and has gained momentum to this point. She is an A/B student (always has been) and is proud to be an Uplift Student. I love the environment staff has created and the respect given to and from sutdents to and from faculty and parents. Keep up the good work Uplift High!

  • (8 years ago)

    I would have to rate this school at 5 STARS. The environment is superb for the students and very inviting for parents. The curriculum is challenging but not overwhelming. I can't talk enough about the attention students receive at Uplift it's amazing! I am a single father with 3 daughters and 2 of them go to Uplift. I am on top of my daughters' education and very involved with their success. I appreciate the attention and warmth that this school provides and I recommend Uplift to any parent wanting the best for their children.

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