Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy is a magnet school that combines rigorous academics, arts programming, health and wellness.  The goal of Gunsaulus is to develop students who will shine as learners and leaders in their community and beyond.  The school thrives on the collaboration among staff to create a school where every child's individual needs are met.

Gunsaulus provides enrichment opportunities including high school algebra, band, student council, art, music, and ten different athletic programs. In addition, Gunsaulus supports the whole child through capstone experiences such as camping as well as trips beyond Chicago.  The school also emphasizes a positive environment and has been highlighted as a school within CPS that provides a safe environment for all.

Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy creates an environment that promotes parent engagement and involvement.  The school encourages and welcomes parents to volunteer in classrooms and throughout the school.  Weekly, parents are provided healthy food options through the partnership with the Chicago Food Depository.  In addition, parent classes in literacy and fitness are provided weekly.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

724

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Kiltae Fernando Kim
Principal

Ms. Maricela Torres
Assistant Principal

Hours


7:30 AM-2:30 PM
School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
62, 94

Demographics ?


Asian
1.5%
Black
3.5%
Hispanic
92.8%
White
1.2%
Other
1.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
85.9%
Diverse Learners
12.0%
Limited English
36.9%
Mobility Rate ?
1.7%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Accessibility Level:

Not Accessible

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
52nd
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
73rd
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 ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
4th
5th
24th
6th
76th
7th
58th
8th
30th
All
52nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
16th
5th
15th
6th
64th
7th
97th
8th
93rd
All
73rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
35th
3rd
59th
4th
52nd
5th
36th
6th
70th
7th
77th
8th
74th
All
61st
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
39th
3rd
75th
4th
74th
5th
40th
6th
68th
7th
90th
8th
93rd
All
75th
 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? STRONG
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? 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? STRONG
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 0.0 1.6 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 0.0% 46.4% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 0.0 days 1.8 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 97.7% 97.5% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 97.5% 97.1% 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 99.2% 81.4%
Teachers 78.2% 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: 97
  • Number of offers: 79
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 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Ceramics 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Clay Creations 
  • Crochet 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Fashion 
  • Knitting 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Pottery 
  • Recorder 
  • Sewing 
  • Theater 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • Aerobics 
  • Book Club 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Dance Classes 
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Breakfasts 
  • Family Nights 
  • Fitness Classes 
  • Fitness For Parents 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Parenting Classes 
Scholastic
  • Academic Olympics 
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Math Bowl 
  • Real Men Read 
  • Spelling Team 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Chess 
  • Fast Pitch 
  • Flag Football 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Softball 
  • 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 Detail Report 2019-2020
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) 2020-2022
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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