Smyth IB World School is a neighborhood magnet school primarily serving the University Village community. Through International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), we have both Primary Years Programme (PYP) for PreK-5th grades and Middle Years Programme (MYP) for 6th-8th grades. Our focus is social justice helping students understand their role and significance in their community, city, country, and the world.
We are implementing Personalized Learning in all classrooms, which supports student ownership of their learning by honoring students' voice and choice. All students have access to technology throughout the day to support academic achievement and close the digital divide.
University of Illinois School of Education and Health Wellness Department , Pilot Light, Gardeneers, and Ravinia are a few of our community partners with programs embedded in our school day to enhance student growth.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2 ?

INTENSIVE SUPPORT

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

431

School Type

Magnet ?

Faculty


Ronald Ray Whitmore
Principal

Adonia C. Donnella
Assistant Principal

Hours


08:00 AM-03:00 PM
School Hours
7:30 a.m.
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
12, 60

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
92.8%
Hispanic
6.3%
White
0.0%
Other
0.9%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
95.4%
Limited English
2.6%
Mobility Rate ?
24.5%
Chronic Truancy ?
33.7%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2017-2018

2017 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR BELOW AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2017 ?
40th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2017 ?
4th
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 BELOW AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
20th
4th
1st
5th
89th
6th
75th
7th
44th
8th
50th
All
40th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
26th
4th
1st
5th
7th
6th
2nd
7th
5th
8th
3rd
All
4th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR BELOW AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
1st
3rd
3rd
4th
1st
5th
18th
6th
14th
7th
30th
8th
32nd
All
8th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
3rd
3rd
4th
4th
1st
5th
3rd
6th
1st
7th
13th
8th
10th
All
4th
 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? VERY STRONG
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? VERY STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? NEUTRAL
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? STRONG
2017 Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? VERY STRONG
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? VERY STRONG
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? VERY STRONG
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? VERY STRONG
Behavior and Discipline ?
2016 2017 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 4.8 7.6 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 20.6% 23.9% 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.0 days 1.7 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 95.0% 94.3% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 88.7% 88.2% 90.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 79.4% 82.2%
Teachers 76.6% 80.9%
Parents > 75% ---

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

International Baccalaureate (IB)

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 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • Family Breakfasts 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Fitness For Parents 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Health and Wellness Workshops/Programs 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Nutrition Club 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Academic Olympics 
  • Homework Help 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Double Dutch 
  • Flag Football 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Pom-Pon 
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
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