Coles is a World Language Magnet Cluster participant. Students receive daily Spanish instruction. Coles is one of the highest performing schools in Network 12. Coles offers an abundance of academic and extra-curricular activities to promote their "Where learning is fun" motto. Coles participates in the annual CPS Academic Olympics. Coles Chess Team has placed in the city competition 3 consecutive years (2008, 2009 and 2010) and also in 2014. Coles administration, students and community are actively involved in the overall academic, social and emotional development of the student population.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

398

School Type

Neighborhood ?

Faculty


Charlie Wm Mcspadden
Principal


Assistant Principal

Hours


08:00 AM-03:00 PM
School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
30, 87
CTA Train
Red
Metra
Metra Electric District (ME)

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
99.0%
Hispanic
0.8%
White
0.0%
Other
0.3%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
65.1%
Limited English
0.3%
Mobility Rate ?
19.2%
Chronic Truancy ?
32.2%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

No

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Preschool Instructional Program:

Yes

School Year 2017-2018

2017 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2017 ?
50th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2017 ?
45th
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
64th
4th
55th
5th
62nd
6th
27th
7th
62nd
8th
36th
All
50th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
70th
4th
95th
5th
79th
6th
1st
7th
39th
8th
33rd
All
45th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
83rd
3rd
79th
4th
75th
5th
77th
6th
36th
7th
67th
8th
66th
All
70th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
61st
3rd
90th
4th
94th
5th
71st
6th
12th
7th
58th
8th
63rd
All
65th
 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? NEUTRAL
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? NEUTRAL
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? STRONG
2017 Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? NEUTRAL
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NEUTRAL
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? WEAK
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2016 2017 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 2.4 1.3 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 27.9% 8.5% 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.5 days 1.5 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 95.1% 95.4% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 91.0% 89.9% 90.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 99.9% 82.2%
Teachers 90.9% 80.9%
Parents > 75% ---

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 Cluster (World Language)

Deadline:  12/14/2018
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
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
Creative
  • Culinary Classes 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
Parent and Community
  • CPR Classes 
  • Family Nights 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Peace Circles 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Chess Team 
  • Newspaper 
  • Spelling Team 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Golf 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Tennis 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Double Dutch 
  • Flag Football 
  • Football 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Jump Rope 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Soccer 
  • Tennis 
  • Touch Football 
  • Tumbling 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
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 2017
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) 2016-2018
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) Year 1 2012-2014
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017