Spring 2019- CPS HS Results

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  • #9239 Reply


    Feel free to post here any results regarding CPS high school selections. Results will be released on 3/29/19 and first round acceptances are due 4/12/19. Good luck!


  • #9316 Reply


    If you received your SEHS & Choice high school offers, please feel free to post results to share.  If you are commenting about SEHS offers, please include your Tier and 900 pt total.  Good luck!  Cutoffs are usually posted later in the day.

  • #9319 Reply


    Got 1st choice — Payton

    Vocab 98

    Reading 99

    Language 99

    Math 99

    Core 99

    SE Exam 300

    (no test prep either NWEA or Entrance exam)


  • #9320 Reply


    Son got waitlist for his choice HS. Category 4. Does that mean they go through all Category 1, 2 and 3 waitlist students before they get to him?

    • #9328 Reply


      Which school did your son get waitlisted for?  For SEHS, there is no waitlist number, but there typically is for Non Selective (Choice) schools.  The Choice waitlists are per Tier for the first several rounds of selections and therefore does not require the other Tiers to be exhausted before getting to yours.  CPS has some helpful videos at https://go.cps.edu/high-school/selection

  • #9321 Reply

    Stressed Student

    I got into my first choice, Northside College Prep with a 288 on my selective enrollment exam!

    • #9356 Reply


      Congratulations on your hard work!

  • #9322 Reply


    #9321, would you mind sharing, your NWEA scores?

  • #9323 Reply


    Is there any way to get twins into the same school?

    One was accepted and the other one was waitlisted!

    • #9357 Reply


      What school are you waitlisted for?  For SEHS, there is the Principal’s Discretion process that is still very competitive but may be worth a shot. For Choice schools, you may see if there is availability in a subsequent round. For all types, there may be an opportunity to transfer in 10th grade.

  • #9324 Reply


    My daughter got into her first choice, Whitney Young. Tier 1, 800/900, 288 on entrance exam with no test prep. She is currently a student at the Taft Academic Center.

  • #9325 Reply


    Got 1st choice — Northside


    SE Exam 300

    Vocab 98

    Reading 99

    Language 99

    Math 98

    Core 99



    NWEA 298

    Reading 98

    Math 99


    Grade 300


    Total 898. Got in through rank.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by  surfaceNCP.
    • #9336 Reply


      Congrats and Northside has their admitted student evening on April 8 at 6:30pm.  Each high school will have welcome events prior to the deadline so parents & students can some info before confirming their acceptance.

      • #9352 Reply


        Thank! It’s extremely helpful. We’ll try our best to attend. Congratulations to everyone being accepted to their dream schools!

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  • #9331 Reply


    SEHS 2019-2020 Cutoff scores: https://cps.edu/SiteCollectionDocuments/gocps/GoCPS_Cutoff_SEHS_2019.pdf

    Non-Selective (Choice) 2019-2020 Cutoff scores: https://cps.edu/SiteCollectionDocuments/gocps/GoCPS_Cutoff_Choice_2019.pdf

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by  chicagoschooloptions.
  • #9353 Reply


    Anyone can tell me why, in recent years, Payton starts to attract more high scorers than Northside? Is there anything changed dramatically? Looking through the cutoff scores, Payton beats Northside in all 4 tiers and rank which was not seen several years ago. Anyone has insights?

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by  surfaceNCP.
    • #9355 Reply


      I’d say location plays a huge role!

      • #9360 Reply


        Agreed. Both demographic and geographic factors play huge roles. Well-off families living around Lincoln Park prefer sending kids to nearby Payton rather than far north Northside. This preference has been exacerbated by CPS’s switch from race based system to socioeconomic one a decade ago.

  • #9358 Reply


    What is the impact of an IEP on admission to a selective enrollment high school? We are Tier 4.

    • #9361 Reply


      IEPs are put into their own separate pile, a “shadow tier 5”.  They are then ranked and rated by score.  Each school must admit a certain percentage of IEP students.  I believe it’s 5% of the class.

      My son was admitted to his first choice, Young, with a 814 (IEP).

  • #9359 Reply


    Anyone know when the admitted students’ evening is for Payton?

    (My son was accepted to Payton)

    nwea 295

    SEHS 300, vocab 99/reading 99/ language 99/ math 96/ core 99

    grades 300

    • #9362 Reply


      Got the welcome email from Payton this morning and the admitted students night will take place on 4/4 between 6pm to 8pm.

  • #9363 Reply


    Any information about Whitney Young’s admitted student event? There doesn’t seem to be anything on the website, and we haven’t received anything from the school yet.

    • #9366 Reply


      Found info on their website. 🙂

      • #9367 Reply


        They have Shadow Day for the incoming 9th graders! Don’t miss it!

  • #9364 Reply


    Also received welcome email from Northside this morning.
    Freshman Welcome Night on Monday, April 8 at 6:30 pm

    March 30, 2018

    Dear XXXX XXXX,

    Congratulations on your acceptance to Northside College Preparatory High School! This opportunity to join talented students from all over the city serves as recognition of your hard work and academic achievement. On behalf of the faculty, staff, students, and parents of Northside, welcome Class of 2023.

    In the coming week, you will receive an NCP welcome packet in the mail that contains additional information. In the meantime, please mark your calendars for our Freshman Welcome Night on Monday, April 8 at 6:30 pm. During this informative evening, you will hear about the school’s mission and vision, as well as receive an overview of our academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs.

    Finally, please note the CPS Office of Access and Enrollment deadline to accept or decline your offer to Northside is Friday, April 12, 2019. If you applied online, you will accept or decline your offer via your online application account. If you applied via paper application, you can accept or decline your offer by either by submitting the paper confirmation form you received from the Office of Access and Enrollment or by using the online application account that was opened for you.

    To use the online application site, go to go.cps.edu, click ‘Log In’ and log in with your username and password. Click ‘View 2019-2020 Application Results’ on your Student Dashboard, then click ‘Make Decisions on Offers and Waitlists.’ Under ‘Offers,’ click ‘Accept’ next to the name of our school to accept the offer. When you click ‘Accept,’ any other offers you received will be automatically declined. If you wish to decline the offer, click ‘Decline’ next to the name of our school. Click ‘Next’ to confirm your decision and click ‘Submit.’ It is your responsibility to either accept or decline the offer by 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Friday, April 12, 2019.

    To submit a paper confirmation form, complete the Confirmation Form that is included with your notification letter, and enter the name of the school and program where you are accepting the offer. Ensure that your parent/guardian signs the form, and submit the form to the Office of Access and Enrollment.

    If you do not accept or decline an offer by the April 12th deadline, the offer will be forfeited. For additional information, please reference your notification from the Office of Access and Enrollment.

    Again, congratulations on your acceptance to Northside! I look forward to meeting you and your parents on Monday, April 8.

    Kelly L. Mest, Principal

    Northside College Preparatory High School

    Barry R. Smith, Jr. – assistant principal
    Northside College Preparatory High School
    5501 N. Kedzie
    Chicago, IL 60625

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by  surfaceNCP.
  • #9369 Reply


    My son did not get accepted into his choice and selective enrollment HS , rather he got accepted to 2 schools that we’re not on the top of his list. What happens is we don’t accept either of the schools. Is there still chance for him to apply to other HS on the 2nd round? 

    • #9370 Reply

      8th grade mom

      Most selective enrollment schools won’t have spots for 2nd round–neither will many of the more popular programs. I would see if you can determine whether they went to the 2nd round last year as an indicator.

      If you don’t accept either of the schools, you can either apply second round and accept what you are offered there, or attend your neighborhood school.

      Assuming he was admitted to a program for which he applied, I would accept one.

    • #9372 Reply


      Hi Celi,

      Your son can apply via principal’s discretion. The administrator posted the link with the guidelines and also provided the number of spots available at each school. Your son should definitely try to go that route.

      Best of luck!

      • #9867 Reply


        Good morning

        what/where is the link?

        thank you


  • #9641 Reply


    889 – Tier 3, Payton
    300 Exam, 300 Grades, 289 NWEA

  • #9858 Reply

    • Reading:97
    • Language:76
    • Math:72 ( he didn’t finish half of the section)
    • Vocabulary:89
    • Core Total: 82 which was a 248 on the entrance exam
    • Got in brooks with a 845 but using principal discretion for young.
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