Hitch Elementary is a premiere neighborhood school that offers a holistic curriculum, incorporating classic academic subjects as well as arts and athletics education.  In addition to our school day courses, Hitch offers a wide variety of after school programs.  We are a Level 1+ school with Healthy Schools Certification, Excelling Arts certification, and a Gold Circle of Quality PreK program.

We partner with local and national businesses and Universities to give students real life learning opportunities (e.g. Purdue University and the University of North Carolina).

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

564

School Type

Neighborhood ?

Faculty


Mr.Adam J. Stich
Principal

Diane Kieres
Assistant Principal

Hours


08:00 AM-03:00 PM
School Hours
7:50 AM
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
56A, 68
CTA Train
Blue

Demographics ?


Asian
7.8%
Black
0.9%
Hispanic
44.5%
White
41.0%
Other
5.9%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
55.1%
Limited English
22.5%
Mobility Rate ?
11.5%
Chronic Truancy ?
7.8%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2017-2018

2017 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2017 ?
79th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2017 ?
77th
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Awards

Excelerate Award Gold ?

Student Growth By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
38th
4th
64th
5th
85th
6th
94th
7th
93rd
8th
69th
All
79th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
51st
4th
76th
5th
78th
6th
86th
7th
87th
8th
67th
All
77th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
77th
3rd
85th
4th
89th
5th
70th
6th
90th
7th
92nd
8th
90th
All
86th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
73rd
3rd
76th
4th
84th
5th
64th
6th
86th
7th
88th
8th
93rd
All
83rd
 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? VERY STRONG
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? STRONG
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? STRONG
2017 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? STRONG
Behavior and Discipline ?
2016 2017 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 1.0 0.7 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 6.1% 6.7% 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.8 days 1.5 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 95.8% 95.4% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 91.3% 91.1% 90.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 96.3% ---
Teachers 97.5% ---
Parents < 30% ---

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.
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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
  • After School All-Stars 
  • Community School 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Culinary Classes 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Guitar 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Mosaics 
  • Murals 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Photography 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Sketching 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Tap/Ballet/Jazz Dance 
  • Theater 
  • Web Design 
Health and Wellness
  • Common Threads 
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Community Service 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Breakfasts 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Fitness Classes 
  • Fitness For Parents 
  • Health and Wellness Workshops/Programs 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Running 
  • Walking 
  • Yoga 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Newspaper 
  • Science Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Dance 
  • Exercise 
  • Flag Football 
  • Football 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Running 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • Volleyball 
  • Yoga/Pilates 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2017
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2017
Elementary School Progress Report - Spanish 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
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