Kershaw Magnet Elementary School is currently seeking candidacy for International Baccalaureate certification, with a Mandarin Chinese language component. We offer both a Primary Years Program (PYP) and Middle Years Program (MYP) program that embrace an academic program motivated by a mission statement: “Through education a better more peaceful world can be created.”

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

246

School Type

Magnet ?

Faculty


Tanya Lynnette Fields
Principal

Jennifer Dawn Clayton
Assistant Principal

Hours


07:45 AM-02:45 PM
School Hours
7:45
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
8, 63
CTA Train
Green, Orange

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
97.2%
Hispanic
2.0%
White
0.8%
Other
0.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
89.8%
Limited English
0.8%
Mobility Rate ?
8.4%
Chronic Truancy ?
13.1%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2017-2018

2017 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2017 ?
97th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2017 ?
84th
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 FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
99th
5th
87th
6th
78th
7th
96th
8th
94th
All
97th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
94th
4th
99th
5th
77th
6th
10th
7th
37th
8th
98th
All
84th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
25th
3rd
74th
4th
94th
5th
58th
6th
74th
7th
83rd
8th
81st
All
72nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
23rd
3rd
47th
4th
80th
5th
49th
6th
62nd
7th
44th
8th
54th
All
53rd
 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? VERY 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? STRONG
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? STRONG
2017 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 ?
2016 2017 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.7 1.1 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 15.4% 33.3% 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.5 days 1.0 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 96.8% 96.0% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 89.2% 89.4% 90.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 99.9% 82.2%
Teachers 92.0% 80.9%
Parents < 30% ---

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

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Deadline:  12/22/2017
Grades Served: K-8
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students must submit a Standard 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.
How to Apply
Students can apply online or via paper Standard Elementary Schools application by visiting go.cps.edu.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Scholastic
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Debate Team 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Mayor Daley’s Book Club 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Pom-Pon 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
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 2017
Asbestos Inspection Report 2016
Accessibility Summary Report Fall 2017
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 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) 2016-2018
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) Year 1 2012-2014
Healthy CPS Report 2017