Legacy Charter School is a public charter school educating approximately 468 scholars in Kindergarten through 8th gr. in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood. Legacy is an outstanding center for teaching and learning for children and their families that recognizes and nurtures the full potential of every child, provides a foundation for a college education, and educates its scholars to be creative and critical thinkers and responsible citizens in school, at home, and in the broader community.


Legacy prepares its scholars for success in college and beyond, helping them build a robust academic intellectual foundation from which to grow. Beginning with full-day pre-k, and consistently through 8th gr. Legacy's curriculum emphasizes literacy, and sets the stage for sustainable academic achievement by its scholars. Our curriculum and culture emphasize both academic achievement and social-emotional growth.

Legacy's curriculum educates the whole child. All scholars participate weekly in art, music, and physical education. Team sports and after school clubs are available to scholars, including tutoring, choir,  basketball, soccer, and the Boys & Girls Club.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

NOT APPLICABLE

School Grades

K-8

# of Students

447

Governance

Charter ?

Faculty


Liz Goss
Director

Tracy Smith-Jackson
Director of Finance & Operations

Hours


8:00 am-3:30 pm
School Hours
08:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:30 pm-5:30 pm
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Train
Blue, Pink

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
94.2%
Hispanic
3.4%
White
0.4%
Other
2.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
86.1%
Diverse Learners
14.3%
Limited English
0.4%
Mobility Rate ?
8.9%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

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 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
70th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
43rd
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
62nd
4th
14th
5th
78th
6th
70th
7th
81st
8th
88th
All
70th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
66th
4th
9th
5th
25th
6th
42nd
7th
73rd
8th
66th
All
43rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
20th
3rd
34th
4th
27th
5th
44th
6th
46th
7th
51st
8th
62nd
All
41st
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
23rd
3rd
29th
4th
25th
5th
31st
6th
45th
7th
38th
8th
55th
All
37th
 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? 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% 95.1% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 90.8% 81.4%
Teachers 88.9% 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 
  • Smaller Learning Community 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Crochet 
  • Dance 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Guitar 
  • Improv 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Percussion 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Rhythm Group 
  • Step Dance 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
  • Troupe Performances 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • Community Service 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Additional Learning Opportunities (ALO) 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Science Club 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Girls in the Game 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Running 
  • Step Dance 
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 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 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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