George B. Swift Specialty School is a Pre-K through 8th grade elementary school with an integrated Fine and Performing Arts Magnet program. The fine arts program integrates music, art, dance and drama into the regular school day. Swift’s facilities include a pool and swimming lessons during PE. We are proud to be a Level 1+ Chicago Public School. 

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

593

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Salvatore Joseph Cannella
Principal

Hours


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

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
36, 136, 147, 157
CTA Train
Red

Demographics ?


Asian
25.5%
Black
22.8%
Hispanic
29.3%
White
18.4%
Other
4.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
71.2%
Diverse Learners
19.9%
Limited English
44.7%
Mobility Rate ?
10.8%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

Yes

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Accessibility Level:   ?

Usable

Preschool Inclusive Program:   ?

Yes

Significantly Modified
Curriculum w/ Moderate
Supports Program:
  ?

Yes

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
30th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
37th
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 BELOW AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
1st
4th
18th
5th
28th
6th
44th
7th
62nd
8th
54th
All
30th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
36th
4th
27th
5th
30th
6th
11th
7th
41st
8th
84th
All
37th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
78th
3rd
49th
4th
27th
5th
50th
6th
48th
7th
62nd
8th
71st
All
55th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
69th
3rd
64th
4th
26th
5th
66th
6th
43rd
7th
50th
8th
80th
All
56th
 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? NEUTRAL
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? STRONG
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 0.7 0.8 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 50.0% 8.6% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.4 days 3.2 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 96.0% 95.5% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 93.8% 93.5% 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 96.7% 81.4%
Teachers 58.6% 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

Deadline:  Dec 11, 2020
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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Round 1 Application Information (2020-2021 School Year)
  • Number of applicants: 69
  • Number of offers: 0
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 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Ballroom Dancing 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Film and Video 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Guitar 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Murals 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Recorder 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Art Appreciation 
  • Crafts Workshop 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Breakfasts 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Gang Awareness Workshop 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Music Appreciation 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Math Team 
  • Poetry Workshops 
  • Science Club 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Exercise 
  • Flag Football 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Running 
  • Soccer 
  • Volleyball 
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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