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UNO Major Hector P. Garcia M.D. High School

  • UNO Major Hector P. Garcia M.D. High School
  • 4248 W 47th Street
  • Chicago, IL 60632
  • (773) 579 - 3480

Program Description

Located in the Southwestern Chicago neighborhood of Archer Heights, UNO Garcia High School is the first high school within the UNO Charter School Network (UCSN). Just recently, two new high schools became a part of UCSN. As the first high school of the network, we strive to set a high standard for success through rigorous, critical study that helps our students become self-disciplined, articulate, entrepreneurial, worldly, and life-long learners. In addition to the challenging academics, our strategic partnership between teacher, parent, and student has yielded a remarkable attendance rate of 96.3%. Our total student body of approximately 600 students gained admission through a lottery system that boasts representation from the surrounding community with 98% of our students identifying as Latino. Many of our students are first-generation citizens and first generation to college students. An estimated 96% of students are low income and receive free or reduced lunch.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 1%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 98%
  • African American: 1%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 627
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Undocumented Students (75)


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Bates College (2)
  • Connecticut College (2)
  • Michigan State University (1)
  • Northwestern University (2)
  • Ripon College (5)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (30)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (1)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 50%