The vision of Alcott is to create an intimate educationally, socially, and emotionally rich community of lifelong learners in a seamless, integrated Pre-K through 12 environment where students become accountable and responsible for their own education, reaching their full potential and graduating with the tools and experiences to both succeed in their own lives and to make a positive contribution to society.

Alcott’s mission is to educate students to become innovative leaders, engaged citizens and lifelong learners. Our students will be wise, creative, critical thinkers and will take responsibility for their own learning at every age.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

343

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Grace Moody
Principal

Hours


M, T, W, Th: 7:45 AM-3:05 PM F: 7:45 AM-2:07 PM
School Hours
7:15 AM
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
49, 50, 76, 77
CTA Train
Blue, Red

Demographics ?


Asian
2.3%
Black
18.7%
Hispanic
64.4%
White
11.4%
Other
3.2%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
76.7%
Limited English
6.4%
Mobility Rate ?
11%
Chronic Truancy ?
58.2%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

French, Spanish

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

No

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
913
CPS Average 969
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
84.9%
CPS Average 78.2%
College Enrollment ?
82.5%
CPS Average 68.2%

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT 9) Cohort
66th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
33rd
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
70th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
66th
11th Grade (SAT) Math
50th
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
25th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
43.4%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
26.5%
11th Grade (SAT)
30.4%
All
33.8%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 853
PSAT 10 - 848
SAT - 913
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2018)
90.7%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
School (2017)
77.6%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2018)
89.5%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
School (2017)
80.8%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2018)
84.9%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
School (2017)
81.3%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment ?
School (2018)
82.5%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
School (2017)
64.7%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2018)
66.7%
CPS (2018)
72.3%
School (2017)
57.1%
CPS (2017)
71.9%
 0
100
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? STRONG
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? VERY STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? VERY STRONG
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? VERY 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? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 2.9 4.0 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 42.9% 4.2% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.4 days 2.1 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 88.7% 90.8% 93.3%
Teacher attendance --- --- 95%
1 Year Dropout Rate 2.6% 2.0% 6.4%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 87.5% 81.4%
Teachers 75.0% 79.9%
Parents < 30% 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

Engineering

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students are selected on a point system. Points are based on 7th grade final GPA and NWEA MAP scores. The school determines the minimum cutoff score for selections.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

General Education

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: Alcott Elementary School students, proximity, general.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (4) 
  • CTE Engineering 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • Double Honors Program 
  • Fine and Performing Arts 
  • Information Technology 
  • Pre-Engineering 
  • Smaller Learning Community 
  • Student Leadership and Performing Arts Academy 
  • World Language and International Studies 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Figure Drawing 
  • Film and Video 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Guitar 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Musicals 
  • Origami 
  • Painting 
  • Photography 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Rock Band 
  • Sketching 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • Boys/Girls Student Clubs 
  • Environmental Club 
  • Leaders Program 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Model U.N. 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Peer Jury 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Student Council/Government 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Computer/Technology Workshops 
  • Family Breakfasts 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Debate Team 
  • Expanded Library Service Hours 
  • Freshmen On-Pace 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Learning Lab 
  • Math Team 
  • Mayor Daley’s Book Club 
  • Newspaper 
  • Poetry Workshops 
  • Science Club 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Virtual Learning/Online Courses 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Bowling 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Dance 
  • Exercise 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Bowling 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • Volleyball 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2018
High School Progress Report - English 2018
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2018
School Quality Rating Report 2017
High School Progress Report - English 2017
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2017
School Quality Rating Report 2016
High School Progress Report - English 2016
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2016
School Quality Rating Report 2015
High School Progress Report - English 2015
High 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
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 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017
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