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

529

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
1.1%
Hispanic
44.4%
White
40.6%
Other
6.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
59.9%
Limited English
21.4%
Mobility Rate ?
11.6%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 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 2016-2017

2016 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2016 ?
62nd
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2016 ?
68th
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
34th
4th
11th
5th
81st
6th
63rd
7th
90th
8th
75th
All
62nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
63rd
4th
50th
5th
19th
6th
73rd
7th
97th
8th
81st
All
68th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
80th
3rd
92nd
4th
57th
5th
75th
6th
75th
7th
88th
8th
92nd
All
81st
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
70th
3rd
84th
4th
47th
5th
72nd
6th
76th
7th
91st
8th
88th
All
77th
 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? NEUTRAL
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? STRONG
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? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2015 2016 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 1.6 1.0 8.1
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 9.1% 6.1% 18.8%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.4 days 1.8 days 2.3 days
Other Important Metrics
2015 2016 District Average
Student attendance 95.4% 95.8% 93.4%
Teacher attendance 95.8% 91.3% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 94.2% 83.0%
Teachers 99.9% 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
  • 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 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