Our mission is to engage every student in rigorous, well-rounded, instructional activities that promotes critical thinking, complex problem-solving, and effective participation in a holistic STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) program to succeed in college and career endeavors as lifelong learners.

Mahalia Jackson Elementary School (MJES) provides students with a general academic curriculum supplemented by after-school programs. Mahalia Jackson Elementary School has a partnership with Collumbia College Arts Partnership. MJES also offers specialized programs in Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Autism.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2 ?

INTENSIVE SUPPORT

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

329

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Tracey Redmond
Principal

Tracey Redmond
Assistant Principal

Hours


07:45 AM-02:45 PM
School Hours
7:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:00 PM- 5:15 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
8A, 87
CTA Train
Red
Metra
Rock Island District (RI)

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
94.8%
Hispanic
1.5%
White
0.3%
Other
3.3%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
83.9%
Diverse Learners
22.2%
Limited English
0.3%
Mobility Rate ?
24.5%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

No

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 2 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR BELOW AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
54th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
6th
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
64th
5th
10th
6th
88th
7th
38th
8th
87th
All
54th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
10th
4th
8th
5th
1st
6th
7th
7th
22nd
8th
12th
All
6th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR BELOW AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
1st
3rd
4th
4th
12th
5th
8th
6th
11th
7th
17th
8th
37th
All
8th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
1st
3rd
2nd
4th
8th
5th
4th
6th
1st
7th
6th
8th
13th
All
5th
 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? NEUTRAL
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? NEUTRAL
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? 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? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 6.0 4.7 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 27.3% 27.7% 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 94.4% 92.9% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 95.0% 94.0% 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 58.4% 81.4%
Teachers 83.3% 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
  • Community School 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Film and Video 
  • Guitar 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Painting 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Rock Band 
  • Student Art Club 
  • 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 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • Art Therapy 
  • Dance Classes 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • GED English Classes 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Peace Circles 
Scholastic
  • Newspaper 
  • Speech Team 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Technology Club 
  • Yearbook Club 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Dance 
  • Double Dutch 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • 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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