Our Results

Steady, positive improvements in academic achievement, student engagement, and parent satisfaction are hallmarks of all AUSL-managed CPS schools.

16,000+

Black, Latino, and low-income students served from the highest risk communities in Chicago

97%

Students accepted into college

94%

Freshman are on track

96%

Average attendance rate

56%

Reductions in suspensions

1,046

Teachers trained through the Chicago Teacher Residency

Zero

Number of our schools that require intensive support in the Chicago Public School system

Progress Report

Honoring the progress made by our school network, as well as the many programs that our supporters and partners make possible. Our Progress Report provides an in-depth look at our network of schools and their progress.

School Ratings

Three years ago, Chicago Public Schools initiated the School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP), which places schools into one of five rating scores to gauge overall effectiveness:  Level 1+ (best performing), Level 1, Level 2+, Level 2, and Level 3 (poorest performing). Scoring is based on multiple measures of school results, such as standardized assessment scores and attendance rates.

Level 1+, 1, and 2+ are considered to be in “Good Standing” with the Chicago Public School system. While Level 2 is considering needing provisional support and Level 3 requiring intensive support.

In 2014

When the SQRP was released in 2014, 40% of AUSL-managed schools were in Good Standing while 17% required intensive support.

  • Level 1+
  • Level 1
  • Level 2+
  • Level 2
  • Level 3
  • Good Standing
  • Provisional Support
  • Intensive Support

In 2017

As of 2017, AUSL now has 81% schools in Good Standing with Chicago Public Schools and no schools needing intensive support.

  • Level 1+
  • Level 1
  • Level 2+
  • Level 2
  • Level 3
  • Good Standing
  • Provisional Support
  • Intensive Support

Further Reading

Turning Around Low-Performing Schools in Chicago

February 2012 – The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research found that four years after undergoing dramatic reform efforts, including turnarounds, low-performing elementary schools in Chicago closed the achievement gap in test scores by almost half in reading and two-thirds in math compared to similar schools that did not receive intervention.

Better Schools. Brighter Futures.