NTA is a uniquely designed neighborhood school that brings teachers, students, and parents together with educators, universities, and the community. NTA provides a curriculum responsive to students’ interests, backgrounds, and individual educational needs. NTA staff members collaborate with students and families to create an engaging, authentic, and caring environment.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

728

School Type

Neighborhood ?

Faculty


Isaac Daniel Castelaz
Principal

Sherri Avette Walker
Assistant Principal

Hours


08:30 AM-03:30 PM
School Hours
8:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:30-6:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
21, 24, 29, 62
CTA Train
Red

Demographics ?


Asian
4.4%
Black
78.2%
Hispanic
6.7%
White
7.4%
Other
3.3%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
75.3%
Limited English
4.1%
Mobility Rate ?
11.1%
Chronic Truancy ?
26.6%
 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 ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2017 ?
75th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2017 ?
72nd
National Average 50th percentile

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Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Awards

Excelerate Award Gold ?

Student Growth By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
80th
4th
5th
5th
74th
6th
83rd
7th
98th
8th
93rd
All
75th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
96th
4th
86th
5th
43rd
6th
1st
7th
95th
8th
76th
All
72nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
78th
3rd
87th
4th
63rd
5th
56th
6th
47th
7th
81st
8th
67th
All
71st
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
69th
3rd
81st
4th
84th
5th
40th
6th
26th
7th
62nd
8th
38th
All
59th
 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? NEUTRAL
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
2017 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 ?
2016 2017 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 13.5 7.2 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 6.5% 9.0% 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.6 days 1.6 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 96.1% 95.9% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 91.8% 92.0% 90.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 96.6% ---
Teachers 99.9% ---
Parents < 30% ---

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.

Regional Gifted

Deadline:  12/22/2017
Grades Served: K-6
Application Requirements
An admissions test is required. Students applying to grades K-4 do not have minimum eligibility requirements in order to be tested. Students applying to grades 5-6 must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:<

General Education/504 Plan Students:
Minimum percentile of 60 in both reading and math on the NWEA MAP.

IEP Students: Minimum percentile of 50 in one subject (reading or math), and minimum percentile of 40 in the other subject on the NWEA MAP.
Selections
Students are selected based on their admissions exam score. At the entry-level grade, the first 30 percent of the seats are filled by rank ordering the exam scores. The remaining seats at the entry-level grade are equally distributed among the four tiers, and are filled in rank order by the top-scoring students in each tier. For all grades above the entry-level grades, seats are filled by the top-scoring students in rank order. There is no sibling preference.
How to Apply
Students can apply online or via paper Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools application by visiting go.cps.edu.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • After School All-Stars 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Tuition Based Preschool 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Drawing 
  • Murals 
  • Painting 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • First Aid Training 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • School-based Health Centers 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Parent and Community
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parenting Classes 
Scholastic
  • Chess Team 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • WITS (Working in the Schools) 
Sports and Fitness
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Football 
  • Girls on Track 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Running 
  • Soccer 
  • Wrestling 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2017
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2017
Elementary School Progress Report - Spanish 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
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 2017
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