Bell offers a strong general education program, a Regional Gifted Center for Grades 1-8, and a specialized program for deaf students. Bell’s gifted program enables students to complete their elementary curriculum by 6th grade, and take high school-level classes in Grades 7 and 8. Bell also offers instruction in Chinese and American Sign Language.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

Good Standing

School Grades

K-8

# of Students

927

School Type

Regional gifted center ?

Faculty


Kathleen Marie Miller
Principal

Ms. Kathleen M. Miller
Assistant Principal

Hours


08:15 AM-03:15 PM
School Hours
07:45 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
49, 152

Demographics ?


Asian
10.4%
Black
2.2%
Hispanic
17.8%
White
60.2%
Other
9.5%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
14.3%
Limited English
4.4%
Mobility Rate ?
6.6%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

No

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program:

Yes

School Year 2016-2017

2016 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2016 ?
79th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2016 ?
60th
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
88th
4th
64th
5th
96th
6th
84th
7th
96th
8th
12th
All
79th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
87th
4th
16th
5th
36th
6th
18th
7th
99th
8th
22nd
All
60th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
94th
3rd
98th
4th
97th
5th
99th
6th
98th
7th
98th
8th
97th
All
98th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
94th
3rd
97th
4th
92nd
5th
95th
6th
95th
7th
99th
8th
99th
All
96th
 0
50
99
National Average
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? STRONG
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? STRONG
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? NEUTRAL
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? WEAK
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? NEUTRAL
2016 Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? VERY STRONG
Behavior and Discipline ?
2015 2016 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 1.6 0.3 8.1
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 5.2% 6.3% 18.8%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.7 days 1.0 days 2.3 days
Other Important Metrics
2015 2016 District Average
Student attendance 95.2% 95.9% 93.4%
Teacher attendance 95.9% 90.7% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 79.9% 83.0%
Teachers 76.0% 83.2%

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

Open Enrollment

Deadline:  December 15, 2017
Grades Served: K-8
Eligibility Requirements
None
Selections
Students who live within the school's attendance boundary can be enrolled automatically and do not have to apply. Contact the school for registration instructions.

Students who live outside of the school's attendance boundary must submit a Standard Elementary Schools application between October and December. Available seats, if any, are filled via computerized lottery. Priority is given to applicants with a sibling who is currently enrolled in the school in grade K-7, and who will remain enrolled in the school for the coming school year.
How to Apply
Students who live outside of the school's attendance boundary can apply online or via paper Standard Elementary Schools application by visiting go.cps.edu.

Regional Gifted Center

Deadline:  December 15, 2017
Grades Served: K-8
Eligibility Requirements
An admissions test is required. Students applying to grades K-4 do not have minimum eligibility requirements in order to be tested. Students applying to grades 5-8 must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:<

General Education/504 Plan Students:
Minimum percentile of 60 in both reading and math on the NWEA MAP.

IEP Students: Minimum percentile of 50 in one subject (reading or math), and minimum percentile of 40 in the other subject on the NWEA MAP.
Selections
Students are selected based on their admissions exam score. At the entry-level grade, the first 30 percent of the seats are filled by rank ordering the exam scores. The remaining seats at the entry-level grade are equally distributed among the four tiers, and are filled in rank order by the top-scoring students in each tier. For all grades above the entry-level grades, seats are filled by the top-scoring students in rank order. There is no sibling preference.
How to Apply
Students can apply online or via paper Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools application by visiting go.cps.edu.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Guitar 
  • Musicals 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Talent Show 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Life and Leadership
  • Boys/Girls Scouts 
Parent and Community
  • Family Nights 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Chess Team 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Math Team 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Football 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2016
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2016
Elementary School Progress Report - Spanish 2016
School Quality Rating Report 2015
Elementary School Progress Report - English 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 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