West Belden is a school community recognized for its academic excellence. As one of the top rated charter schools in the city of Chicago, West Belden offers a rigorous academic curriculum that promotes critical thinking skills. We offer an extensive range of programs including an extensive after-school program that provides enrichment in the arts and athletics.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

NOT APPLICABLE

School Grades

K-8

# of Students

545

Governance

Charter ?

Faculty


Colleen Collins
Director

Laura Sowa
Assistant Director

Matthew Pittuco
School Operations Director

Hours


7:50 am-3:30 pm
School Hours
07:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:30 pm - 5:45 pm
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
74, 65, 91
CTA Train
Blue, Green
Metra
Milwaukee District North (MD-N)

Demographics ?


Asian
0.2%
Black
7.0%
Hispanic
91.9%
White
0.4%
Other
0.6%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
85.3%
Diverse Learners
10.8%
Limited English
48.8%
Mobility Rate ?
1.7%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Accessibility Level:

No/unknown accessibility

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
87th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
50th
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 ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
98th
4th
90th
5th
91st
6th
67th
7th
86th
8th
83rd
All
87th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
83rd
4th
72nd
5th
21st
6th
40th
7th
63rd
8th
37th
All
50th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
99th
3rd
99th
4th
85th
5th
75th
6th
65th
7th
88th
8th
81st
All
88th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
99th
3rd
99th
4th
86th
5th
73rd
6th
64th
7th
62nd
8th
67th
All
81st
 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? NEUTRAL
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? VERY STRONG
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? VERY 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? NEUTRAL
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 95.5% 95.7% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 86.0% 81.4%
Teachers 93.0% 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
  • Community School 
  • Kindergarten 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Culinary Classes 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Painting 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
Health and Wellness
  • Common Threads 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
Parent and Community
  • Leadership Development For Parents 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
Scholastic
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Fast Pitch 
  • Fitness Basics 
  • Flag Football 
  • Football 
  • Girls on Track 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Hip Hop Yoga 
  • Soccer 
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
6 Month Asbestos Report Fall 2018
Asbestos Inspection Report 2019
Asbestos Inspection Report 2013
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 2019
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017
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