McCutcheon is a community school with a diverse student and teaching population. McCutcheon features 1:1 IPad/Chromebook ratio, internet access in the classrooms, and middle school coding curriculum. We are an Options for Knowledge and  Chicago Math & Science Initiative (CMSI) school.

We have partnerships with  Lawyers in the Classroom, Northwestern University, Latin School, Urban Gateways, Boys and Girls Club, Asian Human Services, Loyola Health Partners and many others.
 
We offer an extensive fine arts based after school program that includes visual arts, dance, percussion and voice classes. We also have programs like debate, STEM plus, and WITS on the Weekend. In addition we offer an array of athletic programs and are proud to offer one of the strongest elementary basketball programs in the city. 

Please send us an email to set up a tour or feel free to stop by!

 

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

384

School Type

Neighborhood ?

Faculty


Gwyneth A Kram
Principal

Gwyneth Kram
Principal

Mary Theodosopoulos
Assistant Principal

Hours


08:45 AM-03:45 PM
School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
81, 136, 144, 146, 151
CTA Train
Red

Demographics ?


Asian
16.9%
Black
46.1%
Hispanic
26.3%
White
6.5%
Other
4.2%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
80.2%
Limited English
35.2%
Mobility Rate ?
63.9%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full and Half Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

Yes

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Preschool Inclusive Program:

Yes

Preschool Instructional Program:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports 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 ?
50th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2017 ?
82nd
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
68th
4th
23rd
5th
28th
6th
98th
7th
85th
8th
7th
All
50th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
82nd
4th
57th
5th
88th
6th
89th
7th
97th
8th
59th
All
82nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
48th
3rd
75th
4th
71st
5th
36th
6th
82nd
7th
65th
8th
82nd
All
68th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
65th
3rd
84th
4th
64th
5th
51st
6th
79th
7th
77th
8th
91st
All
76th
 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? VERY 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? VERY STRONG
2016 Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? VERY STRONG
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? STRONG
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? VERY STRONG
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? VERY STRONG
Behavior and Discipline ?
2016 2017 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 2.1 6.8 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 36.0% 25.2% 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.8 days 1.1 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 95.0% 95.0% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 91.0% 90.6% 90.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 82.9% ---
Teachers 98.1% ---

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
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Culinary Classes 
  • Dance 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Murals 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Weekend Enrichment 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • First Aid Training 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Targeted Interventions 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Book Club 
  • CPR Classes 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Health and Wellness Workshops/Programs 
  • Leadership Development For Parents 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Parenting Classes 
Scholastic
  • Additional Learning Opportunities (ALO) 
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Debate Team 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Poetry Workshops 
  • Science Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • WITS (Working in the Schools) 
  • Writers Workshop 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Soccer 
  • Touch Football 
  • Yoga/Pilates 
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
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