John B. Murphy Elementary School has a long and proud tradition of serving children, their families and our neighborhood. As a Fine and Performing Arts Neighborhood Magnet Cluster School, success is defined by academic and social achievement while embracing the whole child. Through these means we develop an appreciation of the arts through a variety of experiences in music, visual arts, dance and drama. We align our social approach to children and families to the Responsive Classroom philosophy.  We have a long-term investment into the success of each student and family that targets success in college, career and life. We work to achieve continuous improvements.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

552

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Christine Dagny Zelenka
Principal

Rebeca Shick
Assistant Principal

Laura Aguirre
Clerk

Adriana Jaurigue
Counselor

Hours


08:00 AM-03:00PM
School Hours
7:50 AM
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
82, 152
CTA Train
Blue

Demographics ?


Asian
6.9%
Black
2.4%
Hispanic
65.4%
White
22.8%
Other
2.5%
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100

Statistics ?


Low Income
60.5%
Diverse Learners
16.5%
Limited English
29.5%
Mobility Rate ?
8.3%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
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100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full and Half Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

Yes

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
56th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
63rd
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
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Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Awards

Excelerate Award Gold ?

Student Growth By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
21st
4th
8th
5th
6th
6th
99th
7th
62nd
8th
74th
All
56th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
46th
4th
58th
5th
29th
6th
84th
7th
96th
8th
42nd
All
63rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
72nd
3rd
69th
4th
57th
5th
26th
6th
75th
7th
73rd
8th
77th
All
63rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
53rd
3rd
64th
4th
70th
5th
31st
6th
43rd
7th
58th
8th
54th
All
51st
 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? 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
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? VERY 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? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.6 0.2 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 5.7% 1.8% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.3 days 1.0 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 95.4% 94.9% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 94.4% 94.4% 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 71.3% 81.4%
Teachers 77.3% 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

Magnet Cluster (Fine and Performing Arts)

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 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
  • Animation/Cartoon 
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Bookmaking 
  • Ceramics 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Film and Video 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Guitar 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Mosaics 
  • Murals 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Photography 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Recorder 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Tap/Ballet/Jazz Dance 
  • Theater 
  • Violin/Strings 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Art Appreciation 
  • Biking 
  • Community Service 
  • Crafts Workshops 
  • Dance Classes 
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Breakfasts 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Fitness Classes 
  • GED Spanish Classes 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Music Appreciation 
  • Music Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Running 
  • Safety Workshops 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
  • Yoga 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Literature 
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • DePaul/America Reads 
  • Expanded Library Service Hours 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Newspaper 
  • Science Club 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Dance 
  • Exercise 
  • Flag Football 
  • Floor Hockey 
  • Girls in the Game 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Running 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • Volleyball 
  • Yoga/Pilates 
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) 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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