Our goal is to provide a transformative learning experience for ALL members of the school community. Our graduates will demonstrate PRIDE in the accomplishments and milestones they met and exceeded at Harlan Community Academy.
Harlan Graduates will RISE repeatedly above any obstacles impeding their progress.
Our Core Values:
P erserverance
Respect
Intelligence
Determination
Energy


 

School Rating ?

Level 2 ?

INTENSIVE SUPPORT

School Grades

7-12

# of Students

377

School Type

Neighborhood ?

Faculty


Mrs.Ramona Colette Outlaw
Principal

Ali Muhammad
Climate and Culture Adminstrator

Lynn Fields Jr.
Director of Admissions/Curriculum Coordinator

Hours


8:45 AM-4:00 PM
School Hours
8:45 AM-4:00 PM
HS Freshman Hours
8:15 a.m.
Earliest Drop Off
4:00 - 5:30 (Tutoring and Athletic Study Tables)
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
5, 34, 95E, 100, 103, 106, 111, 119
CTA Train
Red

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
98.9%
Hispanic
0.5%
White
0.3%
Other
0.3%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
96.0%
Limited English
0%
Mobility Rate ?
43.5%
Chronic Truancy ?
64.6%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

No

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2017-2018

2017 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
FAR BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average 2017 ?
828
CPS Average 968
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 2017 ?
57.4%
CPS Average 77.5%
College Enrollment 2017 ?
38.3%
CPS Average 59.8%

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level FAR BELOW AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT9)
12th
10th Grade (PSAT10)
19th
11th Grade (SAT)
7th
0
50
99
Local Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT9)
7.2%
10th Grade (PSAT10)
8.6%
11th Grade (SAT)
9.7%
All
8.6%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT9 - 704
PSAT10 - 770
SAT - 828
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2017)
65.6%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
School (2016)
58.1%
CPS (2016)
87.4%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation  (classes of 2016 and 2017)
School (2017)
62.1%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
School (2016)
51.7%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2017)
57.4%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
School (2016)
54.6%
CPS (2016)
73.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment  (classes of 2015 and 2016)
School (2017)
38.3%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
School (2016)
48.0%
CPS (2016)
57.9%
 0
100
College Persistence  (classes of 2014 and 2015)
School (2017)
56.9%
CPS (2017)
71.9%
School (2016)
49.6%
CPS (2016)
71.6%
 0
100
School Culture and Climate Details ORGANIZED ?
The 5Essentials from the My Voice, My School Survey ?
 
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities? NEUTRAL
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? NEUTRAL
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? NEUTRAL
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? NEUTRAL
2017 Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? STRONG
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NEUTRAL
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? WEAK
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2016 2017 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 51.4 36.1 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 30.7% 28.4% 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 3.3 days 1.7 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 83.4% 82.3% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 89.3% 88.1% 90.1%
1 Year Dropout Rate 11.3% 7.3% 7.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 61.7% ---
Teachers 88.4% ---
Parents 31% ---

You can find more information about the measures used in this report on the CPS web site.

The State of Illinois Report Card for this school can be viewed at the State Report Card web site.

Program Application Requirements

Digital Media

Deadline:  12/22/2017
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. General Education and 504 Plan students: Preference is given to students with percentiles of 24 and above on the NWEA MAP in reading and math. A total of 30% of the seats will be made available to attendance area applicants.

IEP and EL students: Preference is given to students with combined NWEA MAP scores that equal 48 or above.

Note: Repeating 8th graders and students pushed into 8th grade from 6th grade due to age requirements qualify for selection but will be placed in a lower preference group.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

General Education

Deadline:  12/22/2017
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
Students who live within the school's attendance boundary have no eligibility requirements.

Students who live outside of the school's attendance boundary:
General Education and 504 Plan students: Minimum percentile of 24 in both reading and math on NWEA MAP and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 85.
IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 40 in reading and math on NWEA MAP and 7th grade minimum attendance percentage of 85.
Selections
Students who live within the school's attendance boundary have no eligibilty requirements and can be admitted automatically.

Eligible students who live outside of the school's attendance boundary are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: sibling, general.
show attendance boundary
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Pre-Engineering

Deadline:  12/22/2017
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
General Education and 504 Plan students: Minimum percentile of 24 in both reading and math on the NWEA MAP.

IEP and EL students: Minimum combined percentile of 48 in reading and math on NWEA MAP.
Selections
Eligible students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. Preference is given to students with a sibling who is currently enrolled and will be enrolled in the upcoming school year.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Web Design

Deadline:  12/22/2017
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. General Education and 504 Plan students: Preference is given to students with percentiles of 24 and above on the NWEA MAP in reading and math. A total of 30% of the seats will be made available to attendance area applicants.

IEP and EL students: Preference is given to students with combined NWEA MAP scores that equal 48 or above.

Note: Repeating 8th graders and students pushed into 8th grade from 6th grade due to age requirements qualify for selection but will be placed in a lower preference group.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (8) 
  • AVID 
  • JROTC 
  • Project Lead the Way (Pre-Engineering) 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Career and Technical Education Programs 
  • CISCO Networking IT 
  • Information Technology 
  • JROTC Academy 
  • Performing Arts 
  • Pre-Engineering 
  • World Language and International Studies 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Theater 
  • Web Design 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Mock Trial 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Council/Government 
  • Young Parent Supports 
Parent and Community
  • Family Nights 
  • Financial Literacy Workshops 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Safe Passage 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Evening School 
  • Freshmen On-Pace 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Poetry Workshops 
  • Summer School 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Baseball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Bowling 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Lacrosse 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Bowling 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Volleyball 
  • Wrestling 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2017
High School Progress Report - English 2017
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2017
School Quality Rating Report 2016
High School Progress Report - English 2016
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2016
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2016
Elementary School Progress Report - Spanish 2016
School Quality Rating Report 2015
High School Progress Report - English 2015
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2015
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2015
Elementary School Progress Report - Spanish 2015
School Quality Rating Report 2014
Financial
Report Name Date Download
School Segment Report 2010
Building
Report Name Date Download
6 Month Asbestos Report Fall 2016
Asbestos Inspection Report 2016
Accessibility Summary Report 2014-2015
Facility Assessment Summary Report 2014-2015
Facility Assessment Detail Report 2014-2015
Education Facilities Master Plan 2013
Other
Report Name Date Download
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2017
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2016
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2015
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2014
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2016-2018
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) Year 1 2012-2014