McKay is a community school that places a strong focus on reading, math, science, and writing. Early Childhood, PBIS, and AVID strategy supports are in place to help provide our students optimal learning opportunities in preparation for academic success and higher education. Technology is integrated into the curriculum across content areas.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

665

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Dawn Prather Hawk
Principal

Nancy R. Mays,
Other

Hours


08:15 AM-03:15 PM
School Hours
8:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
49, 94

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
73.2%
Hispanic
24.2%
White
1.4%
Other
1.2%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
88.6%
Diverse Learners
17.0%
Limited English
13.7%
Mobility Rate ?
21.5%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Preschool Inclusive Program:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Moderate Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
78th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
52nd
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
58th
4th
93rd
5th
93rd
6th
93rd
7th
50th
8th
52nd
All
78th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
91st
4th
2nd
5th
47th
6th
20th
7th
77th
8th
95th
All
52nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
5th
3rd
4th
4th
28th
5th
5th
6th
29th
7th
37th
8th
73rd
All
20th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
1st
3rd
4th
4th
7th
5th
8th
6th
15th
7th
26th
8th
73rd
All
15th
 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? WEAK
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? 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 3.0 5.4 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 28.6% 38.9% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.6 days 1.7 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 97.4% 96.3% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 94.4% 94.2% 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 95.1% 81.4%
Teachers 81.0% 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 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
  • Early Childhood Program 
Creative
  • Dance 
  • Tap/Ballet/Jazz Dance 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Life and Leadership
  • Boys/Girls Scouts 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
Parent and Community
  • Art Workshops 
  • Book Club 
  • Cooking Club 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Fitness For Parents 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Double Dutch 
  • Flag Football 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Step Dance 
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
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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