Walt Disney Magnet School is committed to high academic standards and believes that learning is fun! As we prepare the “children of today for the world of tomorrow,” we strive to meet all the needs of our diverse student population through a gifted track, exceptional programming, remedial grouping, varied instructional methodology, data driven decision making, the infusion of 21st century skills, arts and technology. Teachers work together in an open spaced environment to create an exciting, integrated curriculum that supports both academic and social needs. Students are taught to be creative problem solvers, collaborative thinkers and caring individuals who will contribute to the community and the world at large.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

1,506

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Kathleen P Bandolik
Principal

Mrs. Sandra Caudill
Assistant Principal

Dr. Paul Riskus
Assistant Principal

Ms. Anna Trilla
Intermediate Floor Director

Hours


07:30 AM- 02:30PM
School Hours
07:15AM
Earliest Drop Off
2:30 PM-6:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
136, 144, 146, 145, 148
CTA Train
Red

Demographics ?


Asian
11.3%
Black
45.7%
Hispanic
21.1%
White
17.5%
Other
4.4%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
57.7%
Limited English
13.2%
Mobility Rate ?
NOT YET AVAILABLE
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT YET AVAILABLE
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
64th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
63rd
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 AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
52nd
4th
36th
5th
88th
6th
41st
7th
86th
8th
74th
All
64th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
81st
4th
31st
5th
72nd
6th
4th
7th
99th
8th
76th
All
63rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
93rd
3rd
94th
4th
95th
5th
96th
6th
86th
7th
95th
8th
96th
All
94th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
98th
3rd
99th
4th
96th
5th
95th
6th
77th
7th
92nd
8th
94th
All
93rd
 0
50
99
National Average
School Culture and Climate Details MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
The 5Essentials from the My Voice, My School Survey ?
 
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities? NEUTRAL
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? NOT YET AVAILABLE
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NOT YET AVAILABLE
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? NOT YET AVAILABLE
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 2.3 2.0 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 50.0% 18.2% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.2 days 1.1 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 95.7% 95.2% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- ---
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 87.2% 81.4%
Teachers 74.5% 78.5%
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 (Fine Arts/Technology)

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.
How to Apply
Students can apply online or via paper Choice Elementary Schools application by visiting go.cps.edu.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • After School All-Stars 
  • Comprehensive Gifted Program 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Guitar 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Origami 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Photography 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Recorder 
  • Talent Show 
  • Tap/Ballet/Jazz Dance 
  • Theater 
  • Web Design 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Parent and Community
  • Art Workshops 
  • Crafts Workshops 
  • Family Breakfasts 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Health and Wellness Workshops/Programs 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Comprehensive Gifted Program 
  • Homework Help 
  • Spelling Team 
  • Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Exercise 
  • Flag Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Soccer 
  • 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 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) 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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