Pershing East offers a humanities-based curriculum, emphasizing higher order thinking skills and multicultural studies. A Specific Aptitude Program Gifted is available to qualifying students in Grades 1-8 with an emphasis on accelerated instruction in Literacy, Science, and Math. World Language classes are taught from Grades K-8. Pershing East is supported by an extensive community partnerships.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2 ?

PROVISIONAL SUPPORT

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

541

School Type

Magnet ?

Faculty


Safurat Anike Giwa
Principal

Gretta Paulette Steadman
Assistant Principal

Hours


9:00 AM - 4:00 Pm
School Hours
8:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off
4:05 PM - 6:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
3, 4
CTA Train
Red

Demographics ?


Asian
0.9%
Black
93.5%
Hispanic
3.0%
White
0.9%
Other
1.7%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
81.5%
Limited English
3.0%
Mobility Rate ?
11%
Chronic Truancy ?
33.9%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Preschool Inclusive Program:

Yes

School Year 2017-2018

2017 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2017 ?
30th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2017 ?
30th
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 ? Spotlight Award ?

Student Growth By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
3rd
4th
20th
5th
30th
6th
58th
7th
46th
8th
62nd
All
30th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
59th
4th
12th
5th
71st
6th
3rd
7th
45th
8th
22nd
All
30th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
58th
3rd
37th
4th
54th
5th
41st
6th
54th
7th
42nd
8th
78th
All
52nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
37th
3rd
28th
4th
43rd
5th
43rd
6th
24th
7th
25th
8th
34th
All
35th
 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? NEUTRAL
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? STRONG
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? WEAK
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? WEAK
2017 Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? NEUTRAL
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NEUTRAL
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? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2016 2017 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 3.4 5.2 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 57.6% 47.8% 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.8 days 2.0 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 95.7% 95.0% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 90.1% 89.8% 90.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 67.8% 82.2%
Teachers 80.0% 80.9%
Parents 48 ---

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

Humanities

Deadline:  12/22/2017
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 Standard 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.
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How to Apply
Students who live outside of the school's attendance boundary can apply online or via paper Standard Elementary Schools application by visiting go.cps.edu.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Community School 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
  • Smaller Learning Community 
Creative
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Knitting 
  • Murals 
  • Musicals 
  • Percussion 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
  • Violin/Strings 
  • Web Design 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Book Club 
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Leadership Development For Parents 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Nutrition Club 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Chess Team 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Math Team 
  • Newspaper 
  • Real Men Read 
  • Science Club 
  • Science Lab 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Yearbook Club 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Golf 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Chess 
  • Double Dutch 
  • Flag Football 
  • Football 
  • Girls in the Game 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Golf 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Running 
  • Tennis 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
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
Asbestos Inspection Report 2016
Asbestos Inspection Report 2016
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 2017