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

690

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
3.2%
Black
81.7%
Hispanic
7.0%
White
5.5%
Other
2.6%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
79.7%
Limited English
3.9%
Mobility Rate ?
11.6%
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 2015-2016
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2016 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2016 ?
58th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2016 ?
52nd
National Average 50th percentile

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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
92nd
4th
3rd
5th
5th
6th
92nd
7th
52nd
8th
78th
All
58th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
90th
4th
3rd
5th
81st
6th
34th
7th
16th
8th
50th
All
52nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
79th
3rd
84th
4th
46th
5th
23rd
6th
46th
7th
43rd
8th
73rd
All
61st
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
56th
3rd
82nd
4th
37th
5th
41st
6th
38th
7th
24th
8th
49th
All
48th
 0
50
99
National Average
School Culture and Climate Details WELL 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? 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? 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? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2015 2016 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 10.6 13.5 8.1
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 15.3% 6.5% 18.8%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.0 days 1.6 days 2.3 days
Other Important Metrics
2015 2016 District Average
Student attendance 95.9% 96.1% 93.4%
Teacher attendance 96.7% 91.8% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 95.1% 83.0%
Teachers 99.9% 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

Open Enrollment - 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.

Open Enrollment - Non-Neighborhood

Deadline:  December 9, 2016
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 applicants 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

Regional Gifted Center

Deadline:  December 9, 2016
Application Requirements
An admissions test is required. Eligibility for the admissions test is as follows:
K-4: None
5-8: Minimum 60th percentile in both reading and math on NWEA MAP.

IEP Students: Minimum 50th percentile in one subject (reading or math), and minimum 40th percentile in the other subject on NWEA MAP.
Selections
Applicants are selected based on their admissions exam score. Selection for all applicants is in accordance with the tier system outlined in the admissions policy for magnet, selective enrollment and other Options for Knowledge programs.
How to Apply
Online: www.apply.cps.edu or
Paper: Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools application
Download at www.cps.edu/oae (click "Apply") or
Call (773) 553-2060
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 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 2016
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2015
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2014