Franklin Fine Arts Center is dedicated to encouraging and fostering academic and artistic excellence for all students. Instruction is offered in music, dance, art, drama and piano. Math Explorers is offered as an alternative math class in different grades. FFAC is proud to be Chicago's only citywide magnet school for the arts, a designation we pride ourselves in and it drives us daily to be the very best.   In 2018, FFAC was designated a School of Distinction by the Magnet Schools of America Association and also had on staff, Region 6 Teacher of the Year in the visual arts.    Creativity and good citizenship are emphasized, as we all work towards achieving our motto everyday - to Fly High Flyers!!

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

K-8

# of Students

366

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Mrs.Elizabeth Wontor-Leach
Principal

Rebecca E. Barrera
Assistant Principal

Tamara Ignjatovic
Counselor

Hours


8:15-3:15
School Hours
8:00 A.M.
Earliest Drop Off
3:15 - 6:00 P.M.
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
11, 156
CTA Train
Brown, Purple

Demographics ?


Asian
6.8%
Black
48.6%
Hispanic
16.7%
White
24.9%
Other
3.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
36.3%
Diverse Learners
9.0%
Limited English
2.7%
Mobility Rate ?
1.9%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

No

Accessibility Level:   ?

Usable

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
78th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
81st
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Awards

Excellence Award ?

Student Growth By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
80th
4th
1st
5th
91st
6th
89th
7th
96th
8th
85th
All
78th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
80th
4th
47th
5th
85th
6th
45th
7th
99th
8th
86th
All
81st
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
87th
3rd
96th
4th
90th
5th
90th
6th
85th
7th
99th
8th
95th
All
93rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
64th
3rd
93rd
4th
92nd
5th
86th
6th
76th
7th
98th
8th
97th
All
88th
 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? NEUTRAL
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? 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? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 1.1 0.6 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 16.0% 33.3% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.3 days 2.5 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 96.0% 95.7% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 95.6% 95.3% 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 99.9% 81.4%
Teachers 92.9% 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

Magnet

Deadline:  Dec 11, 2020
Grades Served: K-8
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students must submit a Choice Elementary Schools application between October and December. Applicants are selected by 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. After siblings are accommodated, 40% of remaining seats for the entry-grade level are allocated for applicants who live within a 1.5 mile radius of the school, and remaining entry-grade level seats are evenly distributed among the four socio-economic tiers. For all grades other than the entry-grade level, seats remaining after siblings are accommodated are filled through a general computerized lottery.
Round 1 Application Information (2020-2021 School Year)
  • Number of applicants: 343
  • Number of offers: 30
How to Apply
Students can apply online or via paper Choice Elementary Schools application by visiting go.cps.edu.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • After School All-Stars 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Improv 
  • Mosaics 
  • Murals 
  • Painting 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Rock Band 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Theater 
  • Troupe Performances 
  • Violin/Strings 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Parent and Community
  • Field Trip 
  • Parent Patrol 
Scholastic
  • Additional Learning Opportunities (ALO) 
  • Algebra 
  • Math Bowl 
  • Math Team 
  • Science Club 
  • Spelling Team 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Flag Football 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Soccer 
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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