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Chicago Math and Science Academy

Chicago Math and Science Academy is a coeducational public charter school for students in grades 6 through 12.

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Chicago Math and Science Academy is a public charter school that provides its students with an innovative world class education, rich in math, science and technology focused on preparing students to become bold inquirers, problem solvers and ethical leaders, skill-ready for post-secondary education to meet the challenges of a competitive global workforce.

Walk through the doors of our school and you would feel a palpable sense of something unique and strong. Students’ faces of all nationalities, race, economic backgrounds and scholastic levels exude unspoken confidence. Hallways buzz with excitement and the moment you are introduced to the students and faculty, it becomes clear that this is a school that changes lives.

We have a culture built on a common set of values, student, teacher, and parent accountability, and high expectations all resulting in high levels of student achievement. Our administrators, teachers and guardians have high expectations of our students and students have high expectations of their teachers.

There is a sense of teamwork involving everyone from parents, administrators, businesses and bus drivers. Everyone is working toward a single goal; student achievement. Our teachers have a thirst for teaching and students develop a thirst for learning. Uncertain futures brim with unlimited opportunity in our school. Our students sparkle when talking about their school, their success and their future.

Chicago Math and Science Academy is managed by Concept Schools. Concept Schools is a not-for-profit charter management organization that manages high quality charters in the Midwest. All Concept managed schools implement the school design created by Concept in 1999. All Concept managed schools are very successful and they build strong reputation for being effective learning environments in a very short time. For more information about Concept Schools, please visit

Chicago Math and Science Academy has a Board of Directors that is the charter holder and has the ultimate responsibility and accountability to our sponsor/authorizer. The Board governs and oversees all operations of Chicago Math and Science Academy. Board of Directors of Chicago Math and Science Academy is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise, who are committed to improve high quality public education choices in our community.

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Rigorous curriculum focusing on science, math and technology. Includes a comprehensive college prep curriculum, field trips, extended learning day and low student to teacher ratio.

Mission Statement

We prepare our students to succeed in college and the world by offering high-quality, college-prep, STEM education.



Public charter schools are supported through lower levels of direct, public funding, as well as though private subsidies. As with district public schools, they do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP was Not Met Overall for the year 2012.

AYP for Math was Not Met for the year 2012.

AYP for Reading was Not Met for the year 2012.

AYP is a measurement defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests.

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 588
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
6 89
7 91
8 81
9 88
10 79
11 88
12 72

Chicago Math and Science Academy's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Chicago Math and Science Academy's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 15 : 1
Gender 53% Male / 47% Female
Dress Code Uniform
Socioeconomic Diversity

94% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Chicago Math and Science Academy.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 3%
Hispanic/Latino 60%
Black or African American 26%
Asian 8%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Principal   Aydin Kara
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