Casas, which opened in 2006, prides itself on a rigorous curriculum, an individualized approach, and strong parent partnerships. Casas earned a Level 1 SQRP rating in 2018.

 

As a community of students, teachers, mentors and leaders, we are truly a family. The word family is strongly connected at our small school, both literally and figuratively. We span grades K through 8, and serve nearly 280 students. Many of our students have a familial bond with one another or have grown a similar bond in their classmates through the nine years they spend together at Casas.

 

At Casas, all students take part in Art, Physical Education, and Spanish classes. Our students can also participate in the National Junior Honor Society, athletic teams, Girl Scouts, a rock band, and programs with our external partners.

 

At Acero Schools, our mission is transforming minds through academic empowerment and success. We provide a strong academic foundation for students at the elementary level to help them master the fundamental skills necessary for success in high school and beyond.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

NOT APPLICABLE

School Grades

K-8

# of Students

258

Governance

Charter ?

Faculty


Marissa Akason
Director

Laura Wolbrink
Assistant Principal

Hours


8:00 am-3:30 pm
School Hours
07:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


CTA Train
Pink

Demographics ?


Asian
0.4%
Black
1.6%
Hispanic
97.7%
White
0.0%
Other
0.4%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
78.7%
Diverse Learners
12.0%
Limited English
46.5%
Mobility Rate ?
3%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

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 ?
81st
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
66th
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
77th
5th
28th
6th
99th
7th
85th
8th
85th
All
81st
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
79th
4th
16th
5th
38th
6th
69th
7th
90th
8th
88th
All
66th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
36th
3rd
70th
4th
50th
5th
55th
6th
55th
7th
63rd
8th
58th
All
57th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
20th
3rd
52nd
4th
33rd
5th
56th
6th
51st
7th
75th
8th
75th
All
57th
 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? 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? 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? 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 96.0% 96.0% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 95.3% 81.4%
Teachers 94.7% 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
  • Art Studio 
  • Rock Band 
Health and Wellness
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
Life and Leadership
  • Boys/Girls Scouts 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Nights 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Flag Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Volleyball 
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
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 2017
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