Polaris is committed to helping students become academically successful lifelong learners with a strong sense of personal and civic responsibility. Through experiential learning, fully integrated and infused literacy, and real world investigation, Polaris seeks to create the next generation of active and engaged citizens.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2 ?

NOT APPLICABLE

School Grades

K-8

# of Students

384

Governance

Charter ?

Faculty


Michelle Navarre
Director

Francesca Peck
Other

Robin Alexander
Office Manager

Hours


7:50 am-4:00 pm
School Hours
07:20 AM
Earliest Drop Off
4:00 pm-6:00 pm
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


Not Reported

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
88.3%
Hispanic
8.3%
White
1.3%
Other
2.1%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
84.4%
Diverse Learners
16.1%
Limited English
2.1%
Mobility Rate ?
18.7%
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 ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
9th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
32nd
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 BELOW AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
8th
4th
1st
5th
1st
6th
50th
7th
21st
8th
17th
All
9th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
4th
4th
2nd
5th
30th
6th
77th
7th
82nd
8th
73rd
All
32nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
2nd
3rd
8th
4th
4th
5th
9th
6th
27th
7th
41st
8th
45th
All
14th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
5th
3rd
4th
4th
8th
5th
34th
6th
58th
7th
65th
8th
46th
All
28th
 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? STRONG
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? VERY STRONG
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? VERY STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? 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? NEUTRAL
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? NEUTRAL
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? VERY STRONG
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 97.7% 96.4% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 64.0% 81.4%
Teachers 63.3% 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 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Recorder 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Parent and Community
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Family Nights 
  • Health and Wellness Workshops/Programs 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Self-Esteem Workshops 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Exercise 
  • Fitness Basics 
  • 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
6 Month Asbestos Report Fall 2018
Asbestos Inspection Report 2019
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 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017
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