Murray Language Academy is a magnet school located in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, just north of the University of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry. Murray’s magnet specialty is its world language learning program, which teaches French, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish to every student, from kindergarten through eighth grade.

We feel that parent involvement is an intricate component of our student’s education. The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) sponsors programs to support our curriculum such as: Back-to-School Celebration; Monthly Movie Nights; Scholastic Book Fair; World Language Fair; K-8 Science Fair; African-American Heritage Fair; Honors Tea Awards; End of Year Fun Fair; Annual Walk-a-thon; Literacy Night; K-2 Ice cream Social.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

K-8

# of Students

488

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Gregory Wesley Mason
Principal

Tiffanie Burton
Assistant Principal

Ramona Dickson
School Clerk/Admission

Radiah Ellis
School Clerk/Admission

Hours


8:45 AM - 3:45 PM
School Hours
8:35am
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
55, 172
CTA Train
Green
Metra
Metra Electric District (ME)

Demographics ?


Asian
0.2%
Black
90.6%
Hispanic
3.5%
White
1.8%
Other
3.9%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
57.2%
Diverse Learners
12.5%
Limited English
1.4%
Mobility Rate ?
3.4%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Chinese, French, Spanish

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
87th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
60th
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Awards

Spotlight Award ?

Student Growth By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
62nd
5th
95th
6th
96th
7th
56th
8th
72nd
All
87th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
90th
4th
36th
5th
28th
6th
25th
7th
69th
8th
95th
All
60th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
93rd
3rd
85th
4th
71st
5th
69th
6th
80th
7th
76th
8th
92nd
All
82nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
84th
3rd
72nd
4th
42nd
5th
35th
6th
64th
7th
63rd
8th
82nd
All
63rd
 0
50
99
National Average
School Culture and Climate Details MODERATELY 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? NEUTRAL
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? NEUTRAL
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? NEUTRAL
Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? WEAK
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? NEUTRAL
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 4.9 11.6 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 16.9% 45.2% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.2 days 1.6 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 95.8% 94.8% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 95.3% 95.5% 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 75.2% 81.4%
Teachers 79.0% 78.5%
Parents --- ---

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 (World Language)

Deadline:  12/13/2019
Grades Served: K-8
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students must submit a Choice 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 Choice Elementary Schools application by visiting go.cps.edu.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Community School 
  • Kindergarten 
Creative
  • Ballroom Dancing 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Art Appreciation 
  • Book Club 
  • Family Breakfasts 
  • Family Nights 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Leadership Development For Parents 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parent Patrol 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Expanded Library Service Hours 
  • Homework Help 
  • Learning Lab 
  • Math Team 
  • Newspaper 
  • Science Club 
  • Science Lab 
  • Spelling Team 
  • Technology Club 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Tennis 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Flag Football 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls on Track 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Golf 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Running 
  • Tennis 
  • 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) 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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