Each academic year, is a perfect opportunity to reaffirm high expectations and goals for making this a dynamic and wonderful year.  As always, Smyser School strives to provide high quality educational services to all children through a variety of programs.  As tests scores continue to rise, it is essential for students, parents, administrators, teachers, staff, and community members to continue working together to bring resources, opportunities, and innovative programming to our wonderful school. Through synergy, everything is possible. The focus for the year is simple “Accountability, Innovation, Differentiation, and Impact”.  Let’s keep the momentum moving forward.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

827

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Jerry Travlos
Principal

Mr. Beiza
Assistant Principal

Mrs. Dinella
Assistant Principal

Hours


8:15/8:45 AM-3:15/3:45 PM
School Hours
15 minutes prior to start of school
Earliest Drop Off
3:15/3:45 PM -4:15/4:45 PM OST
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
78, 91
CTA Train
Blue

Demographics ?


Asian
4.8%
Black
1.7%
Hispanic
63.1%
White
25.0%
Other
5.3%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
62.5%
Diverse Learners
9.1%
Limited English
21.3%
Mobility Rate ?
7.7%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
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100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Polish, Spanish

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Moderate Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
58th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
58th
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
28th
4th
40th
5th
22nd
6th
87th
7th
54th
8th
79th
All
58th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
34th
4th
48th
5th
14th
6th
87th
7th
8th
8th
99th
All
58th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
85th
3rd
72nd
4th
68th
5th
69th
6th
85th
7th
85th
8th
88th
All
80th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
73rd
3rd
60th
4th
60th
5th
50th
6th
80th
7th
75th
8th
94th
All
73rd
 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? 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? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 3.6 0.0 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 48.5% 0.0% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.8 days 0.0 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 95.0% 94.0% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 95.2% 94.9% 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 91.6% 81.4%
Teachers 83.0% 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

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 
  • After School All-Stars Elite 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Percussion 
  • Talent Show 
  • Violin/Strings 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Parent and Community
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Patrol 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Math Team 
  • Newspaper 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls on Track 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Running 
  • Soccer 
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
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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