Belmont-Cragin offers students a small-school environment that fosters strong collaborative relationships for success in elementary school and beyond. The main building consists of just one class per grade from Kindergarten through 8th. In addition, the Belmont-Cragin Early Childhood Center, located at 6041 W. Diversey, offers classes for about 360 3- and 4-year-olds.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

572

School Type

Small ?

Faculty


Stacy Pauline Stewart
Principal

Jorge Melgar
Assistant Principal

Celia Hernandez
Assistant Principal

Hours


8:00 AM-3:00 PM
School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
74, 85

Demographics ?


Asian
0.7%
Black
3.3%
Hispanic
93.0%
White
2.1%
Other
0.9%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
92.5%
Limited English
69.2%
Mobility Rate ?
7%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Preschool Inclusive Program:

Yes

School Year 2017-2018

2017 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2017 ?
96th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2017 ?
91st
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Awards

Excelerate Award Gold ?

Student Growth By Grade Level FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
89th
5th
45th
6th
97th
7th
99th
8th
99th
All
96th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
63rd
4th
83rd
5th
3rd
6th
98th
7th
99th
8th
99th
All
91st
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
43rd
3rd
16th
4th
53rd
5th
27th
6th
63rd
7th
76th
8th
73rd
All
54th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
18th
3rd
14th
4th
48th
5th
17th
6th
55th
7th
64th
8th
75th
All
46th
 0
50
99
National Average
School Culture and Climate Details WELL 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? VERY STRONG
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? VERY STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? STRONG
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? STRONG
2016 Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? VERY STRONG
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? VERY STRONG
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? STRONG
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? VERY STRONG
Behavior and Discipline ?
2016 2017 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.3 0.9 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 25.0% 83.3% 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.0 days 2.4 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 95.5% 95.4% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 90.4% 90.2% 90.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 96.3% ---
Teachers 81.8% ---

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

General Education

Deadline:  12/22/2017
Grades Served: K-8
Application 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.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
Creative
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Guitar 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Murals 
  • Musicals 
  • Percussion 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Violin/Strings 
  • Weekend Enrichment 
Health and Wellness
  • Common Threads 
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • Family Nights 
  • Gang Awareness Workshop 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Leadership Development For Parents 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Safety Workshops 
  • Self-Esteem Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Homework Help 
  • Science Club 
  • Science Lab 
  • Spelling Team 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Technology Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Dance 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Softball 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2017
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
Asbestos Inspection Report 2013
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