Marquez, which opened in 2007, serves approximately 570 students from kindergarten to eighth grade. Winner of the 2017-2020 Kellogg School of Management Accelerate Grant, Marquez earned a Level 1+ SQRP rating in 2018 and is among the top 2 highest performing charter schools in the city in the 2017-2018 school year. In addition to five different athletic teams, students can participate in a rock band, musical theater, Homework Helpers, tutoring, newspaper club, cheerleading, and student government. The school offers monthly family engagement events and workshops for parents in family support, English, technology, family cooking, and homework support.

 

At Acero Schools, our mission is transforming minds through academic empowerment and success. We provide a strong academic foundation for students at the elementary level to help them master the fundamental skills necessary for success in high school and beyond.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

NOT APPLICABLE

School Grades

K-8

# of Students

543

Governance

Charter ?

Faculty


Allison Hansen
Director

Gerit McAllister
Assistant Principal

Hours


8:00 am-3:30 pm
School Hours
07:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
47, 94

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
0.2%
Hispanic
99.4%
White
0.2%
Other
0.2%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
92.1%
Limited English
58.9%
Mobility Rate ?
2.3%
Chronic Truancy ?
16.7%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
94th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
94th
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
88th
4th
99th
5th
99th
6th
83rd
7th
98th
8th
30th
All
94th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
66th
4th
98th
5th
91st
6th
64th
7th
99th
8th
82nd
All
94th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
80th
3rd
62nd
4th
54th
5th
73rd
6th
79th
7th
78th
8th
67th
All
71st
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
76th
3rd
56th
4th
50th
5th
62nd
6th
61st
7th
68th
8th
74th
All
64th
 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? WEAK
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 ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students --- --- 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension --- --- 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions --- --- 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 96.1% 96.0% 93.3%
Teacher attendance --- --- 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 94.8% 81.4%
Teachers 97.2% 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

There are no program application requirements available.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Kindergarten 
Creative
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Musicals 
Health and Wellness
  • Nutrition Program 
Life and Leadership
  • Boys/Girls Scouts 
Parent and Community
  • Family Nights 
Scholastic
  • Homework Help 
  • Newspaper 
  • Tutoring 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Flag Football 
  • Soccer 
  • Volleyball 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
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
FY18 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2018
FY17 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2017
FY16 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2016
FY15 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2015
FY13 Financial and Compliance Scorecard 2013
Building
Report Name Date Download
6 Month Asbestos Report Fall 2018
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) 2016-2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017
CPS | 04