Catalyst Schools holistically educate the young men and women entrusted to its care by a school community committed to teaching minds and touching hearts.  We envision a life of meaning and purpose for all people in a world that is just and peaceful.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

NOT APPLICABLE

School Grades

K-8

# of Students

512

Governance

Charter ?

Faculty


Elizabeth Jamison-Dunn
Director

Elizabeth Jamison-Dunn
Principal

LaQuesha Miller
Manager of School Operations

Erika Whitehead
Director of Instruction

Meagan Harrison
Director of Instruction

Hours


8:00 am-3:30 pm
School Hours
07:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


Not Reported

Demographics ?


Asian
0.4%
Black
97.3%
Hispanic
2.1%
White
0.0%
Other
0.2%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
85.2%
Diverse Learners
9.6%
Limited English
0%
Mobility Rate ?
2.9%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
50th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
58th
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
9th
4th
64th
5th
36th
6th
78th
7th
64th
8th
43rd
All
50th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
25th
4th
37th
5th
85th
6th
39th
7th
77th
8th
71st
All
58th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
39th
3rd
33rd
4th
28th
5th
59th
6th
60th
7th
67th
8th
53rd
All
48th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
46th
3rd
45th
4th
17th
5th
39th
6th
33rd
7th
41st
8th
33rd
All
36th
 0
50
99
National Average
School Culture and Climate Details 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? NEUTRAL
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? VERY STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? NEUTRAL
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? STRONG
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? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students --- --- 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension --- --- 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions --- --- 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 95.6% 95.2% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 77.2% 81.4%
Teachers 90.5% 78.5%
Parents --- ---

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

There are no program application requirements available.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Ballroom Dancing 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Percussion 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Talent Show 
  • Violin/Strings 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
Life and Leadership
  • Boys/Girls Scouts 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
Parent and Community
  • Community Service 
  • Family Nights 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Newspaper 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Flag Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2019
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2019
Elementary School Progress Report - Spanish 2019
School Quality Rating Report 2018
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2018
Elementary School Progress Report - Spanish 2018
School Quality Rating Report 2017
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2017
Elementary School Progress Report - Spanish 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
FY18 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2018
FY17 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2017
FY16 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2016
FY15 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2015
FY14 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2014
FY13 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2013
Building
Report Name Date Download
Education Facilities Master Plan 2013
Other
Report Name Date Download
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2019
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2018
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2017
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
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017
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