Wendell Smith Elementary School is a neighborhood school that offers a general curriculum. Students have access to two computer labs,1:1 chromebooks in every classroom, and various other types of technology.   Wendell Smith students are rewarded for honor roll, perfect attendance, and citizenship. Extracurricular activities at Smith include basketball, arts and craft, cheer leading, double dutch, homework help,gardening club, flag football,mentoring, and track, just to name a few.   The school partners with Gately Park and Metropolitan Family Services.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

316

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Tiffany D Brown
Principal

Charessa Maiden-McNeal
Assistant Principal

Hours


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

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
34, 106, 115
CTA Train
Red
Metra
Metra Electric District (ME)

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
99.1%
Hispanic
0.6%
White
0.3%
Other
0.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
93.4%
Diverse Learners
15.5%
Limited English
0%
Mobility Rate ?
21.8%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
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

Accessibility Level:

Not Accessible

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
78th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
18th
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
6th
5th
4th
6th
96th
7th
40th
8th
99th
All
78th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
87th
4th
9th
5th
1st
6th
18th
7th
4th
8th
41st
All
18th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
37th
3rd
73rd
4th
40th
5th
14th
6th
49th
7th
49th
8th
78th
All
51st
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
23rd
3rd
73rd
4th
32nd
5th
7th
6th
28th
7th
39th
8th
43rd
All
35th
 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? NEUTRAL
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? STRONG
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 7.1 1.5 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 13.7% 3.3% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.3 days 2.6 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 96.2% 95.4% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 95.3% 94.8% 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 73.6% 81.4%
Teachers 88.0% 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:  Dec 11, 2020
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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Round 1 Application Information (2020-2021 School Year)
  • Number of applicants: 9
  • Number of offers: 0
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
  • After School All-Stars 
  • Community School 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
Creative
  • Dance 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Woodwork 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • 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 
  • Dance Classes 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Math Bowl 
  • Real Men Read 
  • Spelling Team 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Tutoring 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Dance 
  • Double Dutch 
  • Flag Football 
  • Girls on Track 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • 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) 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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