Created in 1996, Ariel Community Academy is a small school with small class sizes that offers individualized instruction and opportunities for acceleration and enrichment for each student. Academic programs include a finance and investment curriculum, high school credit for algebra, economics, biology, and Spanish.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

Good Standing

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

464

School Type

Small ?

Faculty


Lennette Alyce Coleman
Principal

Dr. Judith Shelton
Other

Hours


08:15 AM-03:15 PM
School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
47
Metra
Metra Electric District (ME)

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
98.1%
Hispanic
1.3%
White
0.2%
Other
0.4%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
81.7%
Limited English
0.4%
Mobility Rate ?
6%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2016-2017

2016 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2016 ?
56th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2016 ?
28th
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 AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
52nd
4th
4th
5th
99th
6th
42nd
7th
50th
8th
61st
All
56th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
49th
4th
1st
5th
83rd
6th
1st
7th
69th
8th
93rd
All
28th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
44th
3rd
70th
4th
69th
5th
68th
6th
40th
7th
72nd
8th
72nd
All
62nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
24th
3rd
40th
4th
31st
5th
89th
6th
61st
7th
64th
8th
66th
All
57th
 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? WEAK
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
2016 Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? NEUTRAL
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? NEUTRAL
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? VERY WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2015 2016 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.9 1.7 8.1
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 5.8% 50.0% 18.8%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 3.0 days 2.8 days 2.3 days
Other Important Metrics
2015 2016 District Average
Student attendance 94.9% 95.2% 93.4%
Teacher attendance 95.4% 90.1% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 70.8% 83.0%
Teachers 77.5% 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: PK-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.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Scholastic
  • Chess Team 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Flag Football 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Track 
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
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