Student Demographics & Achievements

Rauner College Prep serves a student population of around 600 students that is comprised of mainly of 86% Hispanic students and 9% African American students. Among our students, 12% are special education and the majority of families qualify as low-income. Our students come to us from more than 40 Chicago communities, some commuting daily all the way from Roseland and Chatham on Chicago's South side.

Student Achievement

The sky is the limit for RCP scholars!  Every year our academic record keeps improving.  In 2013 we ranked 7th among all non-selective public high schools in Chicago.  To end the 2012 year, the average ACT score for our juniors was 21.  Our students grew 6 points since their freshmen year, which is the highest amount of growth since the school opened.  We are really proud of our student success to date and seek to continually help them develop their love of learning and discover their interests moving forward.   

College Placement Record:

Rauner’s success in preparing students for college also confirms the power of the Noble model. Among the Class of 2013, 83% of our scholars enrolled at four year colleges and universities.  100% of the class of 2013 has been accepted into four year colleges.  Rauner continues to commit to the success of our scholars once the reach college by staffing a full time alumni counselor to serve as a resource for them beyond high school graduation.  The Class of 2013 was awarded more than $7 million in scholarships and grants to help ease the financial burden of attending college. 

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The Class of 2013 attends the following four year colleges and universities:

Aurora University | Bethel College-Mishawaka | Columbia College-Chicago | Connecticut College | Cornell College | Denison University | DePaul University | DePauw University | Dickinson College | Dominican University | East-West University | Hope College | Illinois State University | Illinois Wesleyan University | Knox College | Lafayette College | Luther College | Middlebury College | Monmouth College| North Park University | Northeastern Illinois University | Northern Illinois University| Northwestern University | Oberlin College | Occidental College | Quincy University | Ripon College | Rochester Institute of Technology | Saint Augustine College | Saint Louis University-Main Campus | Saint Mary's College | Salem College | Stonehill College | Trinity College | University of Illinois at Chicago | University of Illinois at Springfield | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | University of Wisconsin-Madison | Wellesley College | Western Illinois University

Current Rauner alumni attending the following four year colleges and universities: 

Beloit College | Aurora University | Columbia College | Northwestern University| Northern Illinois University | Pomona College | Denison University | Simpson College | Tennessee State University | Eastern Illinois University |  Grinnell College |  Illinois Institute of Technology | Kishwaukee College |  Lafayette College |  Lewis University |  University of Iowa | University of Wisconsin, Madison | Monmouth College | Albion College | North Park University| Barry University | Bradley College| Depauw University | Lake Forest College | Oberlin College | Pomona College | Southern Illinois University Carbondale | Syracuse University | Trinity College | Barry University | University of Illinois at Chicago | Dominican University | Millikin University | Northeastern Illinois University | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Wesleyan University | Wabash College | Robert Morris University | Williams College | Western Illinois University | The University of Iowa | Saint Xavier University | Ripon College | Olivet Nazarene University | Manhattanville College | Luther College | Lincoln College | Kentucky State University | Illinois State University | Illinois College | Hope College | Elmhurst College | East-West University | DePaul University | Denison University | Cornell College | Concordia University | Columbia College | Buena Vista University | Augustana College |