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

771

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
94.8%
Limited English
54.2%
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

2017 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2017 ?
70th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2017 ?
66th
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
86th
4th
43rd
5th
76th
6th
84th
7th
75th
8th
43rd
All
70th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
86th
4th
95th
5th
82nd
6th
82nd
7th
10th
8th
19th
All
66th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
76th
3rd
62nd
4th
52nd
5th
44th
6th
57th
7th
68th
8th
65th
All
61st
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
77th
3rd
64th
4th
75th
5th
72nd
6th
92nd
7th
82nd
8th
53rd
All
74th
 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? VERY STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? STRONG
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 ?
2016 2017 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.0 0.7 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 0.0% 60.0% 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 0.0 days 1.8 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 96.1% 95.9% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 90.4% 91.0% 90.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 85.0% ---
Teachers 75.0% ---

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
  • 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 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