Decatur is a K-6 school for academically advanced students. In addition to a strong core curriculum taught one to two years above grade level, students take classes in Latin and science and computer in lab settings. Partnerships include the Art Institute, Go Get Your Smock, Performing Arts Limited, the Chicago Children’s Choir and the Bernard Horwich JCC. Before and after school programs include: Chess Ed, Little Linguists, Science Olympiad, Battle of the Books and Run Club.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

Good Standing

School Grades

K-6

# of Students

282

School Type

Classical ?

Faculty


Yolanda Edith Luna-Mroz
Principal

Hours


7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
School Hours
7:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


Not Reported

Demographics ?


Asian
31.6%
Black
4.3%
Hispanic
12.4%
White
45.7%
Other
6.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
16.3%
Limited English
1.4%
Mobility Rate ?
3.5%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Classroom Languages:

Latin

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

No

School Year 2017-2018

2016 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2016 ?
70th
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

Excellence Award ?

Student Growth By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
54th
4th
60th
5th
96th
6th
70th
7th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
8th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
All
70th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
8th
5th
99th
6th
12th
7th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
8th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
All
78th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
99th
3rd
99th
4th
99th
5th
99th
6th
99th
7th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
8th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
All
99th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
99th
3rd
99th
4th
99th
5th
99th
6th
99th
7th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
8th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
All
99th
 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? VERY 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? 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? NEUTRAL
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NEUTRAL
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 0.0 0.0 8.1
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 0.0% 0.0% 18.8%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 0.0 days 0.0 days 2.3 days
Other Important Metrics
2015 2016 District Average
Student attendance 95.8% 96.4% 93.4%
Teacher attendance 95.0% 89.8% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 98.1% 83.0%
Teachers 83.3% 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

Classical

Deadline:  December 15, 2017
Grades Served: K-6
Eligibility 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.
Creative
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drawing 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Recorder 
  • Tap/Ballet/Jazz Dance 
Health and Wellness
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
Scholastic
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Newspaper 
  • Poetry Workshops 
  • Science Club 
  • Science Lab 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Chess 
  • Running 
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