Named one of the top 10 schools in Illinois, Keller Gifted Center offers an accelerated and broad curriculum designed to challenge gifted students. Instruction is project-based and students participate in a variety of academic activities and competitions. Keller has numerous partnerships with higher education institutions as well as public/private business corporations.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

1-8

# of Students

226

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Mrs.Chalese Ardelia Conley Dunbar
Principal

Peter R. Davis
Assistant Principal

Tricia Lambert
Counselor/Case Manager

Hours


07:30 AM-02:30 PM
School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
52A
CTA Train
Orange

Demographics ?


Asian
26.5%
Black
35.4%
Hispanic
11.1%
White
23.0%
Other
4.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
24.3%
Limited English
4.0%
Mobility Rate ?
0.8%
Chronic Truancy ?
5.4%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

No

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
78th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
85th
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Awards

Excellence Award ?

Student Growth By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
60th
4th
80th
5th
81st
6th
41st
7th
98th
8th
78th
All
78th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
32nd
4th
79th
5th
69th
6th
79th
7th
99th
8th
97th
All
85th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
99th
3rd
99th
4th
99th
5th
99th
6th
99th
7th
99th
8th
99th
All
99th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
99th
3rd
99th
4th
99th
5th
99th
6th
99th
7th
99th
8th
99th
All
99th
 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? VERY STRONG
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? VERY STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? VERY STRONG
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? VERY STRONG
Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? VERY STRONG
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? WEAK
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? VERY STRONG
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.0 0.4 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 0.0% 6.3% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 0.0 days 1.0 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 97.3% 97.0% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 95.0% 95.5% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 93.5% 81.4%
Teachers 86.7% 79.9%
Parents 49% 35.6%

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

Selective Enrollment (Regional Gifted Center)

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 1-8
Application Requirements
An admissions test is required. Students applying to grades K-4 do not have minimum eligibility requirements in order to be tested. Students applying to grades 5-8 must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:<

General Education/504 Plan Students:
Minimum percentile of 60 in both reading and math on the NWEA MAP.

IEP Students: Minimum percentile of 50 in one subject (reading or math), and minimum percentile of 40 in the other subject on the NWEA MAP.
Selections
Students are selected based on their admissions exam score. At the entry-level grade, the first 30 percent of the seats are filled by rank ordering the exam scores. The remaining seats at the entry-level grade are equally distributed among the four tiers, and are filled in rank order by the top-scoring students in each tier. For all grades above the entry-level grades, seats are filled by the top-scoring students in rank order. There is no sibling preference.
How to Apply
Students can apply online or via paper Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools application by visiting go.cps.edu.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • After School All-Stars 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Drawing 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Talent Show 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Life and Leadership
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parent Patrol 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Chess Team 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Math Team 
  • Newspaper 
  • Real Men Read 
  • Science Club 
  • Science Lab 
  • Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Bowling 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Golf 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Dance 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Golf 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Running 
  • Soccer 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
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 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 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017