Palmer is an exceptional neighborhood school that empowers students to find value in their individuality and share their talents within the community.  They welcome opportunities for growth and persevere through any challenge.  Our students respect and find value within their own identity and the identity of others.  They embrace new learning towards reaching high academic outcomes.  Palmer students are prepared for the roles and responsibilities of the 21st Century.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

729

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Jennifer K Dixon
Principal

Stephen Caropreso
Assistant Principal

Holly Smith Grattan
School Clerk

Claudia Kraemer
School Clerk

Sarah McLinden
Resident Principal

Hours


08:00 AM-03:00 PM
School Hours
7:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:00 - 4:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
92, 81, 53, 54A
CTA Train
Blue

Demographics ?


Asian
17.0%
Black
0.7%
Hispanic
41.7%
White
30.0%
Other
10.6%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
66.3%
Diverse Learners
14.0%
Limited English
31.8%
Mobility Rate ?
8.1%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Arabic, Spanish

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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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 ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
85th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
73rd
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
99th
4th
20th
5th
85th
6th
85th
7th
92nd
8th
79th
All
85th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
92nd
4th
9th
5th
74th
6th
44th
7th
84th
8th
97th
All
73rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
86th
3rd
94th
4th
82nd
5th
70th
6th
84th
7th
84th
8th
94th
All
86th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
77th
3rd
85th
4th
85th
5th
78th
6th
82nd
7th
83rd
8th
97th
All
86th
 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? NEUTRAL
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? 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? STRONG
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? STRONG
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 2.3 1.6 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 18.9% 20.7% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.4 days 1.8 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 95.2% 94.5% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 94.8% 94.3% 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 98.4% 81.4%
Teachers 72.4% 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
  • After School All-Stars 
  • Community School 
  • Comprehensive Gifted Program 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Artesian Crafts 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Guitar 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Recorder 
  • Talent Show 
  • Tap/Ballet/Jazz Dance 
  • Theater 
  • Violin/Strings 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • Community Service 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Comprehensive Gifted Program 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Science Lab 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Chess 
  • Dance 
  • Girls in the Game 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Soccer 
  • 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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