Gale Community Academy offers quality education in the North of Howard area of Rogers Park. We maintain community involvement and high academic achievement. We offer many academic, social-emotional, enrichment, and recreational programs before-, during- and after-school to support students. Gale maintains partnerships with social agencies within the community.

 

School Rating ?

Level 3 ?

INTENSIVE SUPPORT

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

210

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Francisco Leal
Principal

Danielle Calhoun
Assistant Principal

Carolyn Conner
School Counselor

Kestelle Wiersma
Case Manager

Alex Ortega
ELP Coordinator

Maria Melendez
School Clerk

Josephine Navas
School Clerk Assistant

Hours


08:15 AM-03:15 PM
School Hours
8:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:30 PM-5:30 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
22, 97, 147, 201, 206, 213, 215, 250, 290, 422
CTA Train
Purple, Red, Yellow

Demographics ?


Asian
3.8%
Black
64.3%
Hispanic
24.3%
White
5.2%
Other
2.4%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
92.4%
Diverse Learners
25.7%
Limited English
33.8%
Mobility Rate ?
24%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
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100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Moderate Supports Program:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 3 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
NOT YET ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
25th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
17th
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 BELOW AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
96th
4th
1st
5th
6th
6th
54th
7th
13th
8th
45th
All
25th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
95th
4th
1st
5th
18th
6th
11th
7th
36th
8th
13th
All
17th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
1st
3rd
29th
4th
4th
5th
6th
6th
38th
7th
13th
8th
61st
All
14th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
1st
3rd
20th
4th
1st
5th
4th
6th
4th
7th
15th
8th
28th
All
7th
 0
50
99
National Average
School Culture and Climate Details NOT YET ORGANIZED ?
The 5Essentials from the My Voice, My School Survey ?
 
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities? WEAK
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? WEAK
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? NEUTRAL
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? WEAK
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? WEAK
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 4.7 5.1 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 48.4% 37.2% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.1 days 1.8 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 93.3% 92.3% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 93.9% 92.7% 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 59.7% 81.4%
Teachers 90.0% 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 can apply online or via paper Choice Elementary Schools application by visiting go.cps.edu.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • School-based Health Centers 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Community Service 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Fitness For Parents 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Peace Circles 
Scholastic
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Homework Help 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Flag Football 
  • Football 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Soccer 
  • Volleyball 
  • Zumba 
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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