Rudy Lozano is a local hero who represents unity and equity for all people. Instituto Justice and Leadership Academy (IJLA) is committed to keeping his legacy alive by carrying on the struggle for equality and justice in our community and beyond.

IJLA is a restorative learning community that engages students, through praxis, to strive for self-actualization.  With our innovative approach, we prepare ALL students for college and career success, empowering the next generation of revolutionary scholars.  We invigorate hope and restore students’ hearts and minds to reclaim their education, graduate, and transform into agents of change.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

NOT APPLICABLE

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

105

Governance

Charter ?

Faculty


Stephanie Palomo-Vazquez
Director

Jennifer Ventimiglia
Principal

Carina Gutierrez
Admissions Registrar and Clerk

Hours


9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
School Hours
7:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:00 PM - 5:00PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
349, 60
CTA Train
Blue, Orange, Pink, Red
Metra
BNSF Railway (BNSF)

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
1.0%
Hispanic
99.0%
White
0.0%
Other
0.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
96.2%
Diverse Learners
22.9%
Limited English
33.3%
Mobility Rate ?
65%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

Yes

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2019-2020
A School Progress Report customized for CPS Options Schools is under development. In the meantime, click here in order to launch this school's 2018 School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP) report.

You can learn more about CPS Options schools by visiting the CPS Office of Education Options web page at www.cps.edu/options.

Program Application Requirements

There are no program application requirements available.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Career and Technical Education Programs 
  • Community School 
  • Humanities 
  • Smaller Learning Community 
College and Career
  • Career Development 
  • Career/Job Training 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Drawing 
  • Film and Video 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Murals 
  • Painting 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Targeted Interventions 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Peer Jury 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • Community Service 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Field Trip 
  • Financial Literacy Workshops 
  • Gang Awareness Workshop 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Self-Esteem Workshops 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Writers Workshop 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2019
School Progress Report - English 2019
School Progress Report - Spanish 2019
School Quality Rating Report 2018
School Progress Report - English 2018
School Progress Report - Spanish 2018
School Quality Rating Report 2017
School Progress Report - English 2017
School Progress Report - Spanish 2017
School Quality Rating Report 2016
School Progress Report - English 2016
School Progress Report - Spanish 2016
School Quality Rating Report 2015
School Progress Report - English 2015
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
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
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