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03/28/2020 at 11:54 pm #10576early academics
Please share top 3 gifted/classical schools you have ranked and your tier.
3. Skinner North
On CPS website it looks like Skinner West has better performance numbers compared to other school listed above. Is it for real?
We are in Tier 4
04/08/2020 at 9:45 am #10703fishvb24Participant
Our Top 3 choices were:
1. Skinner North
2. Skinner West
We are Tier 4.
04/08/2020 at 12:23 pm #10707lincolnparkmom
did we made a mistake by putting Skinner West at #5?
04/10/2020 at 5:40 am #10712Kids need to have fun
We are preferring Gifted Programs over Classical. We are in south loop, so schools way up north are not feasible. Tier 4 here
- Skinner North
- Skinner West
04/24/2020 at 6:43 pm #10734Outlier
Talking about easiness to get in, Edison and Skinner West are probably the hardest two.
We had SW, SN, and Edison (in that order) last year and only got into SN.
04/25/2020 at 8:55 am #10736ES
Did you decline SN or accept?
04/24/2020 at 7:17 pm #10735Outlier
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Academic wise – Skinner North and Keller probably have the best test scores over time.</p>
04/25/2020 at 8:55 am #10737ES
Also, if accepted, which round?
04/25/2020 at 5:59 pm #10740Chicago Born
What scores got you into SN and what round?
04/27/2020 at 10:42 pm #10748Outlier
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Accepted SN at the later round.</p>
We ranked SW first for proximity reason, but they only have one class so it is harder to get in. We are happy with SN anyway.
04/28/2020 at 8:37 am #10749ChicagoBorn
Do you recall the scores that got your child into Skinner North?
04/29/2020 at 2:58 pm #10752skk
Skinner West is in an affluent area and its neighborhood kids have good scores so that pumps up the school overall scores. NTA and Pritzker have different neighborhood demographics and their neighborhood programs do not score nearly as well as SW. Skinner North is ALL classical kids so their scores are going to be high. I have not found any websites that separate out only scores for RGC or Classical kids. It is typically the entire school. So it’s nearly impossible to compare by scores alone.
RGC strives to teach 2 years ahead whereas Classical is only one, and RGC differentiates more. Some classical schools have more art and language programming. It just depends what you want [and what you get accepted to]. T4 is very hard to get accepted.
05/05/2020 at 1:58 pm #10758SK
Even though Decatur is the furthest, I was most impressed with their leadership/principal. Worth the drive in my opinion. Skinner West put on the most impressive Open House presentation but their school is just way too overcrowded and chaotic.
I don’t know anyone who got into SN with at least one 99 in the first round. Know someone who got accepted one week after school year started with a 97R/94M.