George B. Armstrong is a neighborhood school of international studies and aims to connect academic programs to our students’ cultural heritages. Armstrong offers facilities for science and art. Internet access is provided in the school’s computer lab and in every classroom. The school’s major partners include S&C Electric Co. and Junior Achievement.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

1,257

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Otis Lee Dunson III
Principal

Amit Thaker
Assistant Principal

Donna Bedtke
Assistant Principal

Yvonne Torres
Assistant Principal

Hours


07:45 AM-02:45 PM
School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
96
CTA Train
Red
Metra
Union Pacific North (UP-N)

Demographics ?


Asian
19.9%
Black
27.4%
Hispanic
42.6%
White
8.3%
Other
1.8%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
89.1%
Limited English
39.6%
Mobility Rate ?
12.2%
Chronic Truancy ?
22.7%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Preschool Inclusive Program:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
86th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
91st
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 FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
58th
4th
86th
5th
57th
6th
99th
7th
97th
8th
70th
All
86th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
90th
4th
99th
5th
40th
6th
96th
7th
81st
8th
89th
All
91st
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
82nd
3rd
76th
4th
74th
5th
67th
6th
85th
7th
87th
8th
83rd
All
80th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
89th
3rd
89th
4th
94th
5th
71st
6th
91st
7th
90th
8th
89th
All
88th
 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? VERY STRONG
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? NEUTRAL
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? VERY STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? 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 1.4 1.5 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 24.4% 30.0% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.8 days 1.7 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 95.7% 96.0% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 94.9% 94.9% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 94.6% 81.4%
Teachers 90.6% 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

Open Enrollment

Deadline:  12/6/2019
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
  • After School All-Stars 
  • Early Childhood Program 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Jewelry 
  • Recorder 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Chess 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Soccer 
  • Tennis 
  • 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
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 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017
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