Bell offers a strong general education program, a Regional Gifted Center for Grades KG-8, and a specialized program for deaf students. Bell has extensive after school programming, additional arts programming and social emotional curriculum across all grade levels. Bell also offers instruction in Chinese and introduction to American Sign Language.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

K-8

# of Students

1,001

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Kathleen Marie Miller
Principal

Mr. Michael J. Kosko
Assistant Principal

Hours


08:15 AM-03:15 PM
School Hours
07:45 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
49, 152

Demographics ?


Asian
11.0%
Black
2.1%
Hispanic
17.3%
White
59.6%
Other
10.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
11.8%
Limited English
4.6%
Mobility Rate ?
2.2%
Chronic Truancy ?
12.3%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Chinese

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

No

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
71st
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
86th
National Average 50th percentile

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Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
68th
4th
91st
5th
41st
6th
59th
7th
99th
8th
25th
All
71st
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
72nd
4th
97th
5th
66th
6th
39th
7th
99th
8th
26th
All
86th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
97th
3rd
98th
4th
97th
5th
98th
6th
98th
7th
99th
8th
99th
All
98th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
94th
3rd
96th
4th
98th
5th
97th
6th
95th
7th
99th
8th
99th
All
97th
 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? NEUTRAL
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? STRONG
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? STRONG
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.7 0.1 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 21.2% 6.3% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.3 days 1.0 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 95.5% 95.4% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 95.0% 94.9% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 87.5% 81.4%
Teachers 71.0% 79.9%
Parents 63% 35.6%

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

Open Enrollment

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: K-8
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students who live within the school's attendance boundary can be enrolled automatically and do not have to apply. Contact the school for registration instructions.

Students who live outside of the school's attendance boundary must submit a Choice Elementary Schools application between October and December. Available seats, if any, are filled via computerized lottery. Priority is given to applicants with a sibling who is currently enrolled in the school in grade K-7, and who will remain enrolled in the school for the coming school year.
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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.

Selective Enrollment (Regional Gifted Center)

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: K -8
Application Requirements
An admissions test is required. Students applying to grades K-4 do not have minimum eligibility requirements in order to be tested. Students applying to grades 5-8 must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:<

General Education/504 Plan Students:
Minimum percentile of 60 in both reading and math on the NWEA MAP.

IEP Students: Minimum percentile of 50 in one subject (reading or math), and minimum percentile of 40 in the other subject on the NWEA MAP.
Selections
Students are selected based on their admissions exam score. At the entry-level grade, the first 30 percent of the seats are filled by rank ordering the exam scores. The remaining seats at the entry-level grade are equally distributed among the four tiers, and are filled in rank order by the top-scoring students in each tier. For all grades above the entry-level grades, seats are filled by the top-scoring students in rank order. There is no sibling preference.
How to Apply
Students can apply online or via paper Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools application by visiting go.cps.edu.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • After School All-Stars 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Guitar 
  • Musicals 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Talent Show 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Life and Leadership
  • Boys/Girls Scouts 
Parent and Community
  • Family Nights 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Chess Team 
  • Debate Team 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Math Team 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Volleyball 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
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
School Segment Report 2010
Building
Report Name Date Download
6 Month Asbestos Report Fall 2017
Asbestos Inspection Report 2016
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 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
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) Year 1 2012-2014
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017