NTA is a uniquely designed neighborhood school that brings teachers, students, and parents together with educators, universities, and the community. NTA provides a curriculum responsive to students’ interests, backgrounds, and individual educational needs. NTA staff members collaborate with students and families to create an engaging, authentic, and caring environment.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

746

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Isaac Daniel Castelaz
Principal

Teneka Brooks
Assistant Principal

Hours


08:30 AM-03:30 PM
School Hours
8:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:30-6:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
21, 24, 29, 62
CTA Train
Red

Demographics ?


Asian
4.6%
Black
74.5%
Hispanic
7.6%
White
9.4%
Other
3.9%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
68.6%
Diverse Learners
7.8%
Limited English
3.5%
Mobility Rate ?
7.9%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
76th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
58th
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
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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
94th
4th
14th
5th
76th
6th
91st
7th
44th
8th
90th
All
76th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
3rd
5th
11th
6th
10th
7th
74th
8th
82nd
All
58th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
77th
3rd
79th
4th
69th
5th
83rd
6th
87th
7th
58th
8th
75th
All
77th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
82nd
3rd
93rd
4th
77th
5th
62nd
6th
58th
7th
50th
8th
53rd
All
70th
 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? WEAK
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? STRONG
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? 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? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 1.7 1.9 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 7.5% 5.9% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.0 days 1.2 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 96.4% 96.0% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 96.7% 96.3% 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 97.1% 81.4%
Teachers 75.0% 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: 4-8
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 4-7, 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.

Selective Enrollment (Regional Gifted Center)

Deadline:  12/13/2019
Grades Served: K-8
Application Requirements
An admissions test is required. Students applying to grades K-4 do not have minimum eligibility requirements in order to be tested. Students applying to grades 5-7 must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:

General Education/504 Plan Students:
Minimum percentile of 60 in both reading and math on the NWEA MAP.

IEP Students: Minimum percentile of 50 in one subject (reading or math), and minimum percentile of 40 in the other subject on the NWEA MAP.
Selections
Students are selected based on their admissions exam score. At the entry-level grade, the first 30 percent of the seats are filled by rank ordering the exam scores. The remaining seats at the entry-level grade are equally distributed among the four tiers, and are filled in rank order by the top-scoring students in each tier. For all grades above the entry-level grades, seats are filled by the top-scoring students in rank order. There is no sibling preference.
How to Apply
Students can apply online or via paper Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools application by visiting go.cps.edu.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • After School All-Stars 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Murals 
  • Painting 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • First Aid Training 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • School-based Health Centers 
  • Targeted Interventions 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Parent and Community
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Health and Wellness Workshops/Programs 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Safety Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Language Club(s) (Spanish 
  • German 
  • Chinese 
  • etc) 
  • Math Team 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Science Club 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • WITS (Working in the Schools) 
Sports and Fitness
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Fast Pitch 
  • Football 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls on Track 
  • Girls’ Baseball 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Running 
  • Soccer 
  • Volleyball 
  • Wrestling 
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
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) 2016-2018
Healthy CPS Report 2019
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017
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