Namaste believes children who are healthy and active perform better in the classroom. Along with rigorous differentiated academic instruction, students receive an hour of physical education daily with a healthy breakfast/lunch and daily recess. Innovative programs include dual language, after-school programming, parent center, and middle school electives.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2 ?

NOT APPLICABLE

School Grades

K-8

# of Students

455

Governance

Charter ?

Faculty


April Shaw
Director

Rocio Tovar
Associate Director of Teaching & Learning

Vanessa Calderon-Miranda
Director of Human Resources and Operations

Hours


Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 AM-4:00 PM, Fri. 8:30 AM-1:30 PM
School Hours
07:45 AM
Earliest Drop Off
04:00 PM-5:30 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
9, 39
CTA Train
Orange

Demographics ?


Asian
0.4%
Black
2.0%
Hispanic
90.5%
White
5.1%
Other
2.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
79.3%
Diverse Learners
19.8%
Limited English
51.2%
Mobility Rate ?
4.7%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Accessibility Level:

Generally accessible

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
NOT YET ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
54th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
24th
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
36th
4th
94th
5th
62nd
6th
82nd
7th
38th
8th
13th
All
54th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
24th
4th
47th
5th
18th
6th
63rd
7th
34th
8th
2nd
All
24th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
18th
3rd
63rd
4th
23rd
5th
25th
6th
52nd
7th
41st
8th
53rd
All
39th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
11th
3rd
30th
4th
15th
5th
9th
6th
22nd
7th
25th
8th
35th
All
21st
 0
50
99
National Average
School Culture and Climate Details NOT YET ORGANIZED ?
The 5Essentials from the My Voice, My School Survey ?
 
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities? STRONG
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? WEAK
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? WEAK
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? VERY WEAK
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? WEAK
Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? WEAK
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NEUTRAL
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? WEAK
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 95.3% 95.2% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 95.0% 81.4%
Teachers 84.2% 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
  • Plays/Acting 
Health and Wellness
  • Common Threads 
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Boys/Girls Scouts 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • Art Appreciation 
  • Community Service 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Family Breakfasts 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Fitness Classes 
  • Fitness For Parents 
  • Gang Awareness Workshop 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Health and Wellness Workshops/Programs 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Self-Esteem Workshops 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
  • Yoga 
Scholastic
  • Additional Learning Opportunities (ALO) 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Exercise 
  • Girls on Track 
  • 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
Financial
Report Name Date Download
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 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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