2013 SEHS Application and Acceptance Rates
Sorry it took me so long to run these numbers. I’m finally having a true lazy weekend (and am using it for fun stuff like this as well as tackling the final storage locker frontier from my move a year ago.)
This show the 3 of acceptances by Tier compared to the # of applications by Tier for each school. I made an assumption that each student applied to 5 schools to estimate the number of unique applicants. For Tier 4, I assume kids applied to only 4.5 schools because… well, we know how Tier 4 people based on what has been written here in the past. I’ll see if CPS will give me the # of applicants by Tier.
As you can see, Tier 4 kids have the best shot at admission, likely due to the Rank seats being filled by their higher scores. If my estimates about 3 of applicants is correct, then nearly half of Tier 4 kids who apply get a spot somewhere. (I did the calculation for the 4 “top” schools that Tier 4 parents seem to desire and the odds of getting in at one of NSCP, WY, Payton, Jones is 26%.) Tier 1 and 2 kids have the worst odds of getting in overall.
You can see that Westinghouse or South Shore would be a pretty good place for tier 4 kids to land, given the much higher odds of entry there.
Lane was the school that had the most Tier 4 applicants, while W Young had the most from all the other tiers.
Entry filed under: High school.