Englewood is getting a new high school. The public educational institute will open its doors later this year and will feature modern, high-tech, quality facilities. This is particularly good news for the neighborhood since over the last few years it has witnessed the closure of many schools.
An opening day was held this past Saturday at the Kennedy King College’s gym which seemed like a graduation ceremony! Attended by parents of future students, this $85 million STEM school – located at the old Robeson High School at 6835 S. Norman – will initially be available for 9th-12th graders. According to Janice Jackson, CPS CEO:
“Our design was to ensure this was a neighborhood school. We’re so excited to bring a high-quality option right here in their backyard that the students can go to and be proud of.”
Taking an umbrella look at comprehensive look at how Emanuel Rahm is leaving his Mayorship we find that there is an “all time high graduation rate nearing 80 percent…within the Chicago Public Schools system.” Also the rate of learning has increased to 96 percent throughout America’s schools districts, even compared to far wealthier ones. According to Emanuel:
“There was never a problem we pushed down the road or kicked the can on. We confronted every problem: Everything that had gotten worse because we had avoided making tough calls, we confronted head on.”
Rahm’s achievements since taking office include: STAR program; formation of the free, pre-K program for 4 year olds; getting more money for a new school funding formula.