Helen C. Peirce cultivates a learning environment that fosters intellectual, social, and emotional growth. Through the rigorous International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and a differentiated instructional approach, we challenge our students to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners. Peirce has strong parental/community partnerships. We have 8 NBC teachers.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

1,022

School Type

Neighborhood ?

Faculty


Lorianne Zaimi
Principal

Talyia Eve Riemer
Assistant Principal

Hours


08:00 AM-03:00 PM
School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
22, 36, 50
CTA Train
Orange

Demographics ?


Asian
6.9%
Black
11.1%
Hispanic
47.7%
White
28.4%
Other
5.9%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
59.4%
Limited English
18.2%
Mobility Rate ?
6.6%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

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 ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2017 ?
66th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2017 ?
65th
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
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Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Awards

Excelerate Award Gold ?

Student Growth By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
97th
4th
80th
5th
8th
6th
75th
7th
54th
8th
74th
All
66th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
89th
4th
88th
5th
22nd
6th
60th
7th
64th
8th
53rd
All
65th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
78th
3rd
86th
4th
84th
5th
65th
6th
80th
7th
75th
8th
77th
All
79th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
59th
3rd
72nd
4th
78th
5th
62nd
6th
67th
7th
50th
8th
60th
All
64th
 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? STRONG
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? WEAK
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? WEAK
2016 Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? VERY 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? STRONG
Behavior and Discipline ?
2016 2017 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 1.1 1.1 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 12.5% 10.6% 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.0 days 2.9 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 96.3% 95.6% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 91.6% 90.9% 90.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 99.3% ---
Teachers 94.3% ---

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

IB Middle Years Programme

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 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Recorder 
  • Scrapbooking 
  • Step Dance 
  • Tap/Ballet/Jazz Dance 
  • Theater 
  • Violin/Strings 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Crafts Workshop 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Nights 
  • Gang Awareness Workshop 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parenting Classes 
Scholastic
  • Academic Olympics 
  • Chess Team 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Homework Help 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • WITS (Working in the Schools) 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Chess 
  • Exercise 
  • Flag Football 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Ping Pong 
  • Running 
  • Touch Football 
  • 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