Our Vision is to Be the Standard of Excellence! Our Mission is Value every Voice, remain Humanities focused, and Achieve Academic Excellence for All. As a CPS Magnet School our goals are to ensure students receive a high quality, enriched, theme-based curriculum to enable students to meet and exceed their academic potential.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

K-8

# of Students

252

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Kia R Banks
Principal

Nyree Tucker, Ed.D.
Student Services

Kimberly Donson
Student Affairs

Elyssia Evans
Magnet, Gifted, IB Coordinator

Kristen Heard
Enrollment Coordinator

Hours


07:30 AM-02:30 PM
School Hours
7:15 a.m.
Earliest Drop Off
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
9, 95W, 381, 385
Metra
Rock Island District (RI)

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
98.4%
Hispanic
0.8%
White
0.8%
Other
0.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
63.1%
Limited English
0.4%
Mobility Rate ?
3.2%
Chronic Truancy ?
11.6%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
56th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
34th
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Awards

Spotlight Award ?

Student Growth By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
60th
4th
93rd
5th
72nd
6th
50th
7th
38th
8th
31st
All
56th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
63rd
4th
23rd
5th
61st
6th
6th
7th
6th
8th
56th
All
34th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
54th
3rd
61st
4th
73rd
5th
71st
6th
76th
7th
45th
8th
65th
All
64th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
33rd
3rd
38th
4th
48th
5th
50th
6th
41st
7th
30th
8th
50th
All
43rd
 0
50
99
National Average
School Culture and Climate Details 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? 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
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? STRONG
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.4 2.9 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 100.0% 20.0% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 3.0 days 1.5 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 95.9% 96.1% 93.3%
Teacher attendance --- --- ---
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 99.1% 81.4%
Teachers 86.4% 79.9%
Parents --- ---

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 (Humanities/Fine and Performing Arts)

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: K-8
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students must submit a Choice 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.
How to Apply
Students can apply online or via paper Choice Elementary Schools application by visiting go.cps.edu.
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Musicals 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Talent Show 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Art Appreciation 
  • Art Workshops 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Fitness Classes 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Music Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Literature 
  • Algebra 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Math Team 
  • Spelling Team 
  • Technology Club 
  • Yearbook Club 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Double Dutch 
  • Flag Football 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Girls’ Track 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 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 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 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017