Mays is a neighborhood school that has been recognized for its academic and extracurricular programs. Mays partners with AON, Youth Guidance (B.A.M.), Children’s Home + Aid, The Chicago Urban League, Chicago Children's Choir, and Communities in Schools of Chicago.  Benjamin E. Mays Academy provides an orderly, safe place where teachers can teach and children can learn. Mays enforces a “CAN DO” spirit, high self-esteem, and a genuine desire to learn.

 

School Rating ?

Level 3 ?

INTENSIVE SUPPORT

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

304

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Ms.Tanyelle Laveen Hannah-Reed
Principal

Nadra Ruff
Assistant Principal

Camika Harding
School Clerk

Hours


07:45 AM-02:45 PM
School Hours
7:45 am
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
8, 67
CTA Train
Green, Red

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
97.0%
Hispanic
2.6%
White
0.0%
Other
0.3%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
91.1%
Diverse Learners
15.5%
Limited English
3.0%
Mobility Rate ?
22.5%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 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/ Moderate Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 3 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
NOT YET ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
25th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
15th
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
38th
4th
1st
5th
4th
6th
54th
7th
73rd
8th
75th
All
25th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
20th
4th
1st
5th
1st
6th
87th
7th
69th
8th
36th
All
15th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
1st
3rd
4th
4th
2nd
5th
11th
6th
25th
7th
39th
8th
45th
All
11th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
4th
3rd
3rd
4th
2nd
5th
4th
6th
15th
7th
26th
8th
29th
All
9th
 0
50
99
National Average
School Culture and Climate Details NOT YET ORGANIZED ?
The 5Essentials from the My Voice, My School Survey ?
 
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities? WEAK
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? 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? VERY WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 5.1 11.8 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 50.0% 18.0% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.0 days 2.0 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 91.8% 92.4% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 95.5% 94.5% 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 81.8% 81.4%
Teachers 82.3% 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: 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.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • After School All-Stars 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
Creative
  • Choir/Chorus 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
Parent and Community
  • Community Service 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Running 
  • Walking 
Scholastic
  • Homework Help 
  • WITS (Working in the Schools) 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Flag Football 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ 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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