Impact on Urban Schools

The data are clear: UIC-developed principals are leading their schools to high levels of achievement.

Over the last 10 years, UIC has had 98 percent placement in administrative positions, largely as principals. This includes, currently: 

  • 47 elementary school principals
  • 25 high school principals
  • 22 assistant principals
  • 18 system level leaders

In addition, over the past 8 years, UIC principals have retained their principalships. UIC principals have shown to be qualified and impactful school leaders: 

  • Schools led by UIC principals have a 65.5% graduation rate (7.2% higher than the CPS district average)
  • 44% reduction in annual dropout rates of 16 CPS high schools led by UIC principals
  • 90% of UIC principals pass the rigorous CPS Principal Eligibility Assessment