KIPP Ascend is a college prep school serving students in grades K-8 at two North Lawndale campuses: KIPP Ascend Primary (K-4) and KIPP Ascend Middle (5-8). The mission of KIPP Ascend is to empower students with the academic skills and character traits necessary to be successful in high school, college, and life. Our KIPP Through College (KTC) program helps students apply to and enroll in excellent high schools, and continues to support KIPP graduates in high school and beyond to ensure they apply to, enroll in, and graduate from college.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

NOT APPLICABLE

School Grades

K-8

# of Students

927

Governance

Charter ?

Faculty


Rebecca Cowell
Director

Jessica Olowoyo
Primary School Principal (grades K-1)

Marquita Curry
Primary School Principal (grades 2-4)

Hours


7:45 AM-3:30 PM
School Hours
7:35am
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


Not Reported

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
95.3%
Hispanic
3.9%
White
0.1%
Other
0.8%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
95.8%
Diverse Learners
12.9%
Limited English
0.5%
Mobility Rate ?
8.7%
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:

Not Accessible

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
73rd
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
78th
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
25th
5th
30th
6th
78th
7th
88th
8th
72nd
All
73rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
34th
5th
20th
6th
53rd
7th
99th
8th
14th
All
78th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
5th
3rd
28th
4th
25th
5th
15th
6th
37th
7th
69th
8th
78th
All
33rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
11th
3rd
47th
4th
39th
5th
20th
6th
30th
7th
79th
8th
79th
All
45th
 0
50
99
National Average
School Culture and Climate Details MODERATELY 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? WEAK
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? NEUTRAL
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 95.5% 95.8% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 86.7% 81.4%
Teachers 82.8% 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
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
Creative
  • Ceramics 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Tap/Ballet/Jazz Dance 
  • Violin/Strings 
Health and Wellness
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Fitness Classes 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Health and Wellness Workshops/Programs 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
Scholastic
  • Homework Help 
  • Tutoring 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
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
Accessibility Summary Report 2014-2015
Facility Assessment Detail Report 2019-2020
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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