8 High Schools of Excellence for Black Students



Urban Prep Academy

An all-male public school, Urban Prep of Chicago is the country’s first charter high school for boys.

Urban Prep boasts a 100 percent college acceptance rate for students over the past four years, and graduates have received more than $6 million collectively in college scholarships and grants.

The school was opened in 2006 by Tim King, a Black educator and non-profit organizer, and a group of  Black education, business and civic leaders, with the intention of grooming successful men of color for a bright future.

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