Why Choose Gary Comer

Gary Comer College Prep is a campus of the highly successful Noble Network of Charter schools. Out of the total 116 non-selective public high schools in the city of Chicago, we are proud to report the following standings based on our class of 2012 average ACT scores:

#1 High school on Chicago’s South Side

# 2 High school in the city of Chicago

#3 Value add for average ACT score

GCCP students experienced a 6.4 value point growth from their Explore tests taken in 2009 to their ACT taken in the spring of their junior year.  This means that on average our students made approximately 2 points growth per year academically on EPAS compared to the CPS average of 2 to 3 points of growth over three years. Our goal is to ensure that 100% our students graduate from four-year colleges. The greater the point gain, the closer they are to college readiness.

100%  of our first and inaugural class of seniors will attend four year colleges this fall, which is an accomplishment that further strengthens our commitment towards graduating low-income minority students from college. With more than 1,000 visitors to the campus last year and continuous press recognition, GCCP has quickly established itself as a leader in serving low-income minority students.

In addition to receiving a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and a guiding discipline policy, GCCP students are involved in a diverse range of electives, sports, and student run clubs including ten of sports teams and various special interest clubs.

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