South Loop School is a diverse school in the heart of Chicago’s South Loop. South Loop serves families within the neighborhood boundaries and throughout the city of Chicago through its Regional Gifted Center, Fine Arts Magnet Cluster Program, Early Childhood Center, and Community School.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

Good Standing

School Grades

K-8

# of Students

672

School Type

Regional gifted center ?

Faculty


Tara Safonia Shelton
Principal

Andrew Rhodes
Assistant Principal

Hours


08:30 AM-03:30 PM
School Hours
7:45am - main building only
Earliest Drop Off
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
12, 18, 24, 29, 62, 146, 192, 855
CTA Train
Green, Orange, Red

Demographics ?


Asian
13.8%
Black
41.7%
Hispanic
9.8%
White
26.0%
Other
8.6%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
29.0%
Limited English
9.2%
Mobility Rate ?
8.8%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

No

School Year 2016-2017

2016 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2016 ?
92nd
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2016 ?
95th
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Awards

Excelerate Award Gold ? Excellence Award ?

Student Growth By Grade Level FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
74th
4th
99th
5th
88th
6th
76th
7th
99th
8th
43rd
All
92nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
92nd
4th
98th
5th
80th
6th
98th
7th
99th
8th
58th
All
95th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
96th
3rd
96th
4th
99th
5th
98th
6th
97th
7th
98th
8th
98th
All
98th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
78th
3rd
90th
4th
98th
5th
97th
6th
91st
7th
96th
8th
96th
All
94th
 0
50
99
National Average
School Culture and Climate Details MODERATELY 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? NEUTRAL
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? WEAK
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? VERY WEAK
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? VERY WEAK
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2015 2016 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 4.6 4.6 8.1
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 42.4% 39.4% 18.8%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.4 days 1.3 days 2.3 days
Other Important Metrics
2015 2016 District Average
Student attendance 96.2% 95.9% 93.4%
Teacher attendance 96.2% 91.3% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 96.1% 83.0%
Teachers 98.3% 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

Magnet Cluster

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: 7-8
Eligibility Requirements
An admissions test is required. Students applying to grades 7-8 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
  • Community School 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Yoga 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Comprehensive Gifted Program 
  • Debate Team 
  • Science Club 
  • Science Lab 
  • Yearbook Club 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Football 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • 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
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