Cameron Elementary, where our motto is "Cougar Today, College Tomorrow," provides the children of West Humboldt Park with a well-rounded educational experience designed to prepare students for success in high school and post-secondary opportunities.  Students receive balanced literacy reading instruction, rigorous math and science instruction, access to the Fine Arts, and more physical education than most students.  We also focus on providing students with social-emotional learning opportunities and support from our partner social service agencies.  With the support of our families and our community, Cameron is climbing the charts of neighborhood school academic performance in CPS, and we are on our way toward a Tier I designation!

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

655

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Stephen Devon Harden
Principal

Eboni McDonald
Assistant Principal

Edna Mercado
Assistant Principal

Hours


08:15 AM-03:15 PM
School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
65, 70

Demographics ?


Asian
0.2%
Black
25.8%
Hispanic
71.6%
White
0.9%
Other
1.5%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
90.7%
Diverse Learners
15.0%
Limited English
29.9%
Mobility Rate ?
17.6%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
46th
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 ?

Awards

Excelerate Award Gold ?

Student Growth By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
8th
5th
3rd
6th
42nd
7th
25th
8th
75th
All
46th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
97th
4th
2nd
5th
2nd
6th
18th
7th
36th
8th
81st
All
32nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
61st
3rd
80th
4th
34th
5th
33rd
6th
28th
7th
39th
8th
67th
All
50th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
54th
3rd
82nd
4th
30th
5th
20th
6th
26th
7th
38th
8th
68th
All
46th
 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? WEAK
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? NEUTRAL
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? STRONG
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 WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 6.1 3.4 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 51.6% 30.2% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.4 days 2.8 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 95.1% 94.1% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 95.7% 95.7% 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 81.0% 81.4%
Teachers 67.9% 78.5%
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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:  12/13/2019
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.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Community School 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Guitar 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Rock Band 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Theater 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Mobile Asthma Provider 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Targeted Interventions 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Community Service 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Fitness Classes 
  • Gang Awareness Workshop 
  • GED English Classes 
  • GED Spanish Classes 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Health and Wellness Workshops/Programs 
  • Leadership Development For Parents 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Safety Workshops 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Expanded Library Service Hours 
  • Homework Help 
  • Science Lab 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Flag Football 
  • Girls in the Game 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • 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
School Segment Report 2010
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) 2018-2020
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2012-2014
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2016-2018
Healthy CPS Report 2019
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017
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