Zapata Academy provides a computer lab, mobile labs and science lab. Students and teachers at Zapata work very hard to excel, with students earning perfect attendance and honor roll awards. After School programs are structured to meet the academic needs of students in Reading, Math, and Writing. Activities also include Debate, Algebra, Environmental Club, Reader's Theater, sewing, crochet, dance, choir and sports.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

Good Standing

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

768

School Type

Neighborhood ?

Faculty


Ruth Fran Garcia
Principal

Jose Antonio Ramirez
Assistant Principal

Hours


08:00 AM-03:00 PM
School Hours
7:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:15 - 5:15 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
53, 60
CTA Train
Pink

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
0.1%
Hispanic
99.7%
White
0.1%
Other
0.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
88.8%
Limited English
47.7%
Mobility Rate ?
15.4%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Preschool Inclusive Program:

Yes

School Year 2017-2018

2016 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2016 ?
78th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2016 ?
90th
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
48th
5th
55th
6th
82nd
7th
89th
8th
85th
All
78th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
60th
4th
96th
5th
99th
6th
93rd
7th
74th
8th
34th
All
90th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
49th
3rd
57th
4th
31st
5th
35th
6th
52nd
7th
65th
8th
73rd
All
53rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
47th
3rd
54th
4th
55th
5th
81st
6th
90th
7th
57th
8th
66th
All
68th
 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? NEUTRAL
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? 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? 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 95.7% 96.1% 93.4%
Teacher attendance 94.8% 90.4% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 94.0% 83.0%
Teachers 75.8% 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

Deadline:  December 15, 2017
Grades Served: PK-8
Eligibility 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.
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
  • After School All-Stars 
  • Early Childhood Program 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Crochet 
  • Drawing 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Mosaics 
  • Murals 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Photography 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Recorder 
  • Sewing 
  • Student Art Club 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Mobile Asthma Provider 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Parent and Community
  • Book Club 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parenting Classes 
Scholastic
  • Academic Olympics 
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Debate Team 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Math Team 
  • Newspaper 
  • Science Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Chess 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Zumba 
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