Volta offers a full spectrum of educational services such as Special Education, Algebra 1 and Bilingual Education that includes Spanish Dual Language. The diverse cultural make-up of Volta’s student body and faculty make it an exciting place to both learn and teach. Volta partners with various local community organizations to augment its already rich academic curriculum.
"Where the World Learns Together"

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

887

School Type

Neighborhood ?

Faculty


Ms.Emily Mariano
Principal

A. Thepsiree
Assistant Principal

Katie Styzek
Counselor

Guadalupe Sandoval
Dual Language/ELL Liason Coordinator

Hours


8:00 am-3:00 pm
School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
53, 81
CTA Train
Brown

Demographics ?


Asian
24.8%
Black
2.7%
Hispanic
65.1%
White
6.8%
Other
0.7%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
94.0%
Limited English
62.1%
Mobility Rate ?
15.6%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Arabic, Spanish

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 ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2017 ?
78th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2017 ?
52nd
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
99th
4th
86th
5th
70th
6th
82nd
7th
71st
8th
57th
All
78th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
58th
5th
42nd
6th
1st
7th
52nd
8th
84th
All
52nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
56th
3rd
76th
4th
57th
5th
41st
6th
69th
7th
59th
8th
68th
All
62nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
44th
3rd
87th
4th
49th
5th
55th
6th
33rd
7th
52nd
8th
69th
All
56th
 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? 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? NEUTRAL
2016 Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? NEUTRAL
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? STRONG
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? NEUTRAL
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2016 2017 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.5 0.9 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 6.8% 8.4% 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.2 days 2.6 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 96.3% 95.9% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 90.1% 89.5% 90.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 99.0% ---
Teachers 82.3% ---

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

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
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Murals 
  • Musicals 
  • Percussion 
  • Recorder 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Parent and Community
  • Dance Classes 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Parent Patrol 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Expanded Library Service Hours 
  • Homework Help 
  • Math Team 
  • Science Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Flag Football 
  • Girls in the Game 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Track 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 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 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