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

959

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
6.3%
Black
10.5%
Hispanic
48.7%
White
26.8%
Other
7.7%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
59.7%
Limited English
18.5%
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 2016-2017

2016 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2016 ?
89th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2016 ?
78th
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 ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
80th
4th
95th
5th
36th
6th
93rd
7th
97th
8th
97th
All
89th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
92nd
4th
90th
5th
20th
6th
34th
7th
98th
8th
81st
All
78th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
64th
3rd
87th
4th
78th
5th
67th
6th
68th
7th
67th
8th
87th
All
76th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
49th
3rd
74th
4th
72nd
5th
53rd
6th
36th
7th
50th
8th
75th
All
60th
 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? NEUTRAL
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 ?
2015 2016 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.9 1.1 8.1
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 4.1% 12.5% 18.8%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.9 days 1.0 days 2.3 days
Other Important Metrics
2015 2016 District Average
Student attendance 96.1% 96.3% 93.4%
Teacher attendance 95.8% 91.6% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 99.6% 83.0%
Teachers 89.4% 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: 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 
  • 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