The Mission of Ray School is to provide a rich academic experience for our culturally, racially, and socioeconomically diverse student body.  Teachers and staff work collaboratively with parents to instill in our students a life-long love of learning.

Ray offers multiple specials courses throughout the day, including: Spanish, library, music, art, and PE.  There are also a multitude of opportunities for students to participate in diverse after-school offerings.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

Good Standing

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

704

School Type

Neighborhood ?

Faculty


Ms.Megan M. Thole
Principal

Mrs. Gayle Harris-Neely
Assistant Principal

Hours


08:45 AM-03:45 PM
School Hours
8:20 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:45-6:00
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
55, 172

Demographics ?


Asian
6.4%
Black
62.9%
Hispanic
8.1%
White
16.6%
Other
6.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
57.1%
Limited English
10.8%
Mobility Rate ?
18.3%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

No

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program:

Yes

School Year 2016-2017

2016 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2016 ?
87th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2016 ?
93rd
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 FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
77th
4th
98th
5th
78th
6th
95th
7th
71st
8th
86th
All
87th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
51st
4th
94th
5th
65th
6th
99th
7th
66th
8th
99th
All
93rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
88th
3rd
83rd
4th
75th
5th
73rd
6th
88th
7th
42nd
8th
66th
All
76th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
68th
3rd
69th
4th
75th
5th
73rd
6th
95th
7th
33rd
8th
61st
All
68th
 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? VERY 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? STRONG
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? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2015 2016 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 8.2 7.6 8.1
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 6.9% 9.1% 18.8%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.9 days 1.4 days 2.3 days
Other Important Metrics
2015 2016 District Average
Student attendance 93.0% 94.4% 93.4%
Teacher attendance 94.5% 90.9% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 98.9% 83.0%
Teachers 90.7% 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 School - Neighborhood

Deadline:  None
Application Requirements
Not Applicable
Selections
Open to students living in the attendance boundary. show attendance boundary
How to Apply
Students can enroll in the program without submitting an application.

Magnet Cluster School - Non-Neighborhood

Deadline:  December 1, 2017
Application Requirements
Not Applicable
Selections
If space is available, applicants living outside the attendance boundary are randomly selected through a computerized lottery. Priority is given to students who have a sibling enrolled in the school. show attendance boundary
How to Apply
Online: www.apply.cps.edu or
Paper: Standard Elementary Schools application
Download at www.cps.edu/oae (click "Apply") or
Call (773) 553-2060
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Tuition Based Preschool 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Culinary Classes 
  • Dance 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Patrol 
Scholastic
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Science Club 
  • Science Lab 
  • Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Track 
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) Year 1 2012-2014