The Mission of Ray School is to provide a rich academic experience for our culturally, racially, and socioeconomically diverse student body.  Teachers and staff work collaboratively with parents to instill in our students a life-long love of learning.

Ray offers multiple specials courses throughout the day, including: Spanish, library, music, art, and PE.  There are also a multitude of opportunities for students to participate in diverse after-school offerings.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

616

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Gayle Patrice Harris Neely
Principal

Mrs. Gayle Harris-Neely
Principal

Mrs. Sonia Vergara
Administrative Assistant

Ms. Shantel Anthony
Clerk

Hours


08:45 AM-03:45 PM
School Hours
8:20 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:45-6:00
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
55, 172

Demographics ?


Asian
4.1%
Black
64.4%
Hispanic
8.3%
White
15.6%
Other
7.6%
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100

Statistics ?


Low Income
41.2%
Diverse Learners
13.0%
Limited English
6.0%
Mobility Rate ?
8.1%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
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100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

No

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program:

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 ?
79th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
52nd
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 ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
68th
4th
57th
5th
81st
6th
95th
7th
71st
8th
83rd
All
79th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
70th
4th
50th
5th
60th
6th
66th
7th
8th
8th
55th
All
52nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
63rd
3rd
84th
4th
62nd
5th
74th
6th
83rd
7th
54th
8th
65th
All
70th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
61st
3rd
81st
4th
61st
5th
62nd
6th
78th
7th
30th
8th
48th
All
60th
 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? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? NOT ENOUGH DATA
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 6.1 5.2 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 30.6% 36.3% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.3 days 1.3 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 95.6% 94.9% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 95.5% 94.8% 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 87.1% 81.4%
Teachers 82.0% 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 (World Language)

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
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Tuition Based Preschool 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Culinary Classes 
  • Dance 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Patrol 
Scholastic
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Science Club 
  • Science Lab 
  • Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Track 
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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