GROWCommunity is a community-driven non-profit organization working to develop a seamless neighborhood K-12 system on Chicago’s North Side with schools that are the top educational choices for neighborhood families.
Great school systems anchor great communities. Everyone benefits when public schools excel and prepare students to succeed not only in high school, but also in college and beyond. For students in those schools, quality education leads to higher wages, lower crime, greater civic participation and more economic stability. Thriving schools lead to an engaged community, increased property values, a stabilized tax base and increased revenue in business districts.
The GROWCommunity initiative, anchored by Amundsen and Lake View High Schools and the 17 elementary schools that feed into them, brings together educators, parents, neighbors, elected officials, philanthropic partners, community leaders and school improvement experts to strengthen and support our neighborhood schools.
Our Neighborhood High Schools
Lake View is a Level 1 High School that offers Honors, AP, and Dual-Credit classes beginning Freshman Year. Lake View High School’s STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) program partners with organizations like Northwestern to prepare students for college and careers in these growing fields.
Amundsen is a Level 1 High School that offers Honors, AP, and Dual-Credit classes beginning Freshman Year. International Baccalaureate programs, like Amundsen’s, encourage independent thinking and global mindedness. Graduates of IB Diploma Programs have higher college acceptance rates than other applicants.