Chicago Magazine, a monthly magazine published by Tribune Publishing that concentrates on human-interest stories in and around Chicago, recently released its annual report of the 2016 Best Public Schools in the Chicagoland area. Chicago Math and Science Academy (CMSA), a public charter high school managed by Concept Schools, earned the second highest ranking in Chicago for Public Charter High Schools.
CMSA serves the Rogers Park community and is composed primarily of minority and economically disadvantaged students. CMSA was recognized for its high rates of on-track freshmen and graduation rate, exceptional growth as measured by ACT exams, and the Illinois 5Essentials Survey results, which reliably measures organizational change and indicates probability for school success.
Like all Concept Schools, CMSA takes a data-driven approach to supporting students in safe learning environments that effectively prepare students for college. “Not only are we proud of our students for their continued social and academic growth,” Principal Ali Kuran said, “we have a dedicated staff and community that always put the needs of our students first.”
“As an educator and parent, I have looked forward to the release of Chicago Magazine’s annual Best of Public Schools report for years,” said Dr. Christopher Murphy, Director of Communications and Growth for Concept Schools. “It is a tremendous honor to see CMSA listed among some of the best schools in all of Chicagoland.”
Concept Schools is a charter school management organization that manages or operates 30 public charter schools throughout the Midwest. Our college-prep curriculum is STEM-based, and like any other public school, each school in the Concept network is highly regulated and overseen by their respective school districts and charter authorizers. Schools within the Concept Network are continuously recognized for their excellence in education.