Hyde Park School Singled Out For Praise

Craig Dellimore
September 11, 2018 - 5:15 pm

Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson (WBBM Newsradio/Steve Miller)

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Top city and school officials are doubling down on improvements for a South Side school, as the Chicago Public Schools system gets some of its highest grades ever.

CPS is investing $40 million to improve programs and facilities at Hyde Park Academy High School. On the South Side, Mayor Emanuel noted that the freshmen are on track for about a 93 percent graduation rate.

He and CPS CEO Janice Jackson said a system-wide progress report shows record graduation rates and math scores and strong reading gains. 

Jackson is a graduate of Hyde Park Academy High School.

The school is not far from the site of the proposed Barack Obama Presidential Center.