Noble's Approach

“I work extremely hard to succeed at Noble, and not a day goes by that I am ungrateful for my education. Without Noble I have no idea where I would be. I am thankful for the opportunities that I know many children around the world do not have. Education should be valued, not taken for granted."    -Destiny, Noble Class of 2014

Noble was founded on many of the same entrepreneurial principles that have built successful businesses—strong leadership, meaningful use of data, and a high degree of accountability. With longer class periods, a longer school day, and a longer school year, Noble provides students with substantially more instructional time than the traditional Chicago public high school. This extra time, combined with a disciplined, consistent school culture, high expectations, and a team of dedicated teachers, results in dramatically improved academic performance.

It starts with culture.

Because success is the only option for our students, we operate on culture of high expectations - for academics, for behavior, and for our students' futures.  We know that college is crucial for future success, so everything we do is to prepare our students for that next step.  Academic rigor is the norm and discipline and accountability are a part of daily life for students.  We believe that by 'sweating the small stuff' and pushing our students to reach their full potential, we are building the skills, knowledge, and behaviors needed to be successful in college and in life.

Great Adults = Great Outcomes

We know the biggest predictor of our students' academic success is the quality of the adults in the building.  That's why we work tirelessly to recruit, hire, and support the best educators in the country.  And we know they work tirelessly to ensure that every student has the resources they need to be successful.  We give our teachers the freedom to innovate in the classroom, access to transparent data so they can analyze their performance, and we compensate our teachers and school leaders for results.  This is why our schools rank as the top performing high schools in Chicago on ACT scores and academic gains.
 

Data-Driven Improvement

If we care about it, we need to be able to measure it.  From community service hours, attendance, and behavior to academic growth, number of college applications submitted, and amount of scholarships awarded, data drives everything we do and it's crucial to our continuous improvement.   Noble has created a sophisticated dashboard of information that updates every four hours so we can track students' progress and identify any red flags, in real time.

Achievements & Results

We are college bound.

Noble’s College Program exposes our students to higher education options and guides them through the collegiate application process. Through college trips, college fairs, summer college immersion programs and a required year-long College Writing course, Noble demystifies the college experience and shapes students’ beliefs and confidence about higher education.

Our commitment to students’ success extends through college. Alumni Coordinators at each campus provide academic and financial aid advising and workshops, mentoring, networking and counseling for alumni as they adjust to college life.

Alumni Network