Catalyst - Maria

Catalyst Schools - Maria Charter


The new Catalyst – Maria is dedicated to serving students on Chicago’s southwest side, guided by the Catalyst values of “Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.”


School type



557 students

Grades served

  1. PK
  2. K
  3. 1
  4. 2
  5. 3
  6. 4
  7. 5
  8. 6
  9. 7
  10. 8
  11. 9
  12. 10
  13. 11
  14. 12
  • Languages: Arabic, Spanish
  • Uniforms: Yes
  • Bilingual: No

Program application requirements


Application requirements



If the school receives more applications than there are seats available, students are randomly selected through a computerized lottery. Priority is given to siblings of students enrolled in the campus.

How to Apply

Contact school


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Extracurricular activities


In-school programs offered Learn more »

Project Lead the Way (Pre-Engineering)

6727 S. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60629
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Principal name
Dawn Sandoval
Marquette Park
Community area
Chicago Lawn
CTA bus routes
52A, 67, 94


CPS average

PSAE meets 2012
The Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) is administered each spring in Illinois to high school juniors (11th grade). Each profile provides school-level results from the previous year, indicating the percent of students who met or exceeded state standards, combining PSAE scores for reading, mathematics and science (“composite score”). The highest possible score is 99%.
ACT average 2012
The ACT is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States produced by ACT, Inc. (originally American College Testing). Each profile provides the average score received by students in 11th grade at the school in spring of the previous year.
Graduation rate 2011
Graduation rate is based on the performance of a group of students observed over 5 years.
College enrollment rate 2012
Percentage of graduates enrolled in college from previous year.

Racial diversity