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

741

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
5.3%
Black
76.0%
Hispanic
6.9%
White
7.2%
Other
4.7%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
70.9%
Limited English
4.0%
Mobility Rate ?
7.1%
Chronic Truancy ?
19.1%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
66th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
70th
National Average 50th percentile

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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 ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
84th
4th
45th
5th
87th
6th
33rd
7th
79th
8th
39th
All
66th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
73rd
5th
19th
6th
23rd
7th
61st
8th
25th
All
70th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
61st
3rd
80th
4th
85th
5th
80th
6th
49th
7th
60th
8th
75th
All
72nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
41st
3rd
96th
4th
85th
5th
73rd
6th
40th
7th
36th
8th
54th
All
66th
 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? VERY STRONG
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? NEUTRAL
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? VERY 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? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 7.2 1.7 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 9.0% 7.5% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.6 days 1.0 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 95.9% 96.4% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 96.8% 96.9% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 91.8% 81.4%
Teachers 88.9% 79.9%
Parents 49% 35.6%

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:  12/14/2018
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.

Selective Enrollment (Regional Gifted Center)

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: K-7
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 
  • Tuition Based Preschool 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Drawing 
  • Murals 
  • Painting 
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 
Parent and Community
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parenting Classes 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Chess Team 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • 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 
  • Football 
  • Girls on Track 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Running 
  • Soccer 
  • Wrestling 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
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 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
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017