Catalyst Maria Charter School is a dynamic, vibrant school community serving Kindergarten-12th Grade in Chicago's Chicago Lawn neighborhood.  Catalyst Maria is guided by a mission of providing college-preparatory and values-based education that allows scholars to thrive in their academic and social-emotional growth.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

NOT APPLICABLE

School Grades

K-12

# of Students

1,099

Governance

Charter ?

Faculty


Dawn Sandoval
Director

Dawn Sandoval
High School Principal

Jill Smith
Elementary School Assistant Principal

Roxanne Ramirez
Director of School Operations and Compliance

Naurice Olivera
Director of Recruiting

Sasha Fawaz
Director of Post-Secondary Success

Christina King
Associate Principal of Culture K-12th

Hours


7:45 AM - 3:40 PM
School Hours
Mon - Thurs 7:45 am - 3:40 pm; Fri 7:45 am - 12:55 pm
HS Freshman Hours
7:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
52A, 67, 94

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
41.9%
Hispanic
56.5%
White
1.2%
Other
0.4%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
92.7%
Diverse Learners
15.7%
Limited English
22.0%
Mobility Rate ?
7%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

No

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 ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
62nd
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
75th
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
79th
4th
2nd
5th
34th
6th
95th
7th
88th
8th
55th
All
62nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
51st
4th
42nd
5th
74th
6th
58th
7th
95th
8th
93rd
All
75th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
60th
3rd
26th
4th
37th
5th
22nd
6th
77th
7th
66th
8th
59th
All
51st
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
65th
3rd
21st
4th
35th
5th
33rd
6th
43rd
7th
36th
8th
45th
All
40th
 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? VERY 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? STRONG
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 96.2% 95.3% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 83.4% 81.4%
Teachers 91.5% 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

General Education

Deadline:  12/13/2019
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students currently enrolled in the school's eighth grade will receive an offer.

Students who are not currently enrolled in the school are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: sibling, general.
How to Apply
Students who live outside of the school's attendance boundary can apply online or via paper Choice Elementary Schools application by visiting go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • Project Lead the Way (Pre-Engineering) 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
  • Pre-Engineering 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Ceramics 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Painting 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Sketching 
  • Step Dance 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
Health and Wellness
  • Physical Education 
Life and Leadership
  • Leaders Program 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Student Council/Government 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Exercise 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Running 
  • Step Dance 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2019
High School Progress Report - English 2019
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2019
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2019
Elementary School Progress Report - Spanish 2019
School Quality Rating Report 2018
High School Progress Report - English 2018
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2018
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2018
Elementary School Progress Report - Spanish 2018
School Quality Rating Report 2017
High School Progress Report - English 2017
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2017
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2017
Elementary School Progress Report - Spanish 2017
School Quality Rating Report 2016
High School Progress Report - English 2016
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2016
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2016
Elementary School Progress Report - Spanish 2016
School Quality Rating Report 2015
High School Progress Report - English 2015
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2015
High School Progress Report - Spanish 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
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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