Calmeca Academy provides rigorous instructional programs that support Common Core Standards, promote acquisition of learning a second/third language and supporting Fine Arts. Instruction is unique and innovative constantly utilizing research-based programs and strategies. Dual Language is implemented in Pre-K through 5th grade this year and will grow through the years until all students instructed in the Dual Language philosophy. Mandarin is taught to students in grades K to 8th grades. External partners include UIC, ISU, Univ. of Chicago, Columbia College, Old Town School of Music, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Mariachi Heritage Foundation, Illinois Youth Soccer, and Changing Worlds. Calmeca provides workshops and trainings for parents supporting a strong parent involvement program. The weekly Healthy Kids Market provides families with fresh fruits and vegetables for all families. Additionally, the school holds the Silver Level award for its efforts in promoting Healthy and Wellness programs and events for its students. The after school program provides students the opportunity to engage in sports, arts, and tutoring.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

766

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Sylvia Orozco-Garcia
Principal

Mrs. Sylvia Orozco-Garcia
Assistant Principal: Ms. Orozco-Garcia


DUAL COORDINATOR: Ms. Corona

Hours


08:15 AM-03:15 PM
School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
39

Demographics ?


Asian
0.9%
Black
0.8%
Hispanic
97.4%
White
0.7%
Other
0.3%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
90.1%
Diverse Learners
14.5%
Limited English
63.3%
Mobility Rate ?
4.5%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Classroom Languages:

Mandarin, Spanish

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 ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
85th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
66th
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 ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
97th
4th
95th
5th
50th
6th
97th
7th
82nd
8th
76th
All
85th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
74th
4th
24th
5th
24th
6th
13th
7th
97th
8th
99th
All
66th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
7th
3rd
27th
4th
43rd
5th
46th
6th
55th
7th
70th
8th
76th
All
53rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
12th
3rd
43rd
4th
28th
5th
31st
6th
28th
7th
55th
8th
64th
All
41st
 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? NEUTRAL
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? 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? NEUTRAL
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 0.4 0.8 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 11.5% 14.6% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.7 days 1.5 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 95.9% 94.8% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 94.4% 94.5% 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 73.4% 81.4%
Teachers 61.9% 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 (Dual Language)

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
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Fashion 
  • Figure Drawing 
  • Guitar 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Mosaics 
  • Murals 
  • Painting 
  • Paper Making 
  • Photography 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
  • Violin/Strings 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Art Appreciation 
  • Book Club 
  • Crafts Workshop 
  • Crafts Workshops 
  • Dance Classes 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Fitness For Parents 
  • Gang Awareness Workshop 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Health and Wellness Workshops/Programs 
  • Leadership Development For Parents 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Chess Team 
  • Homework Help 
  • Newspaper 
  • Real Men Read 
  • Science Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Chess 
  • Dance 
  • Flag Football 
  • Floor Hockey 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • Touch Football 
  • 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
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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