Columbus is a Level 1+ neighborhood school. The school offers transitional bilingual programs in Ukrainian and Spanish. The diverse cultural make-up of Columbus' student body and faculty make it an exciting place to both learn and teach. We work closely with families to provide excellent instruction for each individual student. Columbus partners with various local community organizations to augment its already rich academic curriculum.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

259

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Wendy Anne Oleksy
Principal

Maribel Barajas
Clerk

Hours


07:45 AM-02:45 PM
School Hours
7:30 a.m.
Earliest Drop Off
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. (After care runs until 6:00)
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
49, 70

Demographics ?


Asian
1.2%
Black
8.5%
Hispanic
26.3%
White
61.4%
Other
2.7%
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100

Statistics ?


Low Income
69.9%
Limited English
35.1%
Mobility Rate ?
NOT YET AVAILABLE
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT YET AVAILABLE
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
73rd
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
43rd
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 ? Spotlight Award ?

Student Growth By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
46th
4th
75th
5th
24th
6th
44th
7th
99th
8th
85th
All
73rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
53rd
4th
57th
5th
13th
6th
6th
7th
99th
8th
34th
All
43rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
75th
3rd
70th
4th
66th
5th
42nd
6th
59th
7th
82nd
8th
93rd
All
72nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
49th
3rd
49th
4th
47th
5th
61st
6th
50th
7th
86th
8th
84th
All
65th
 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? STRONG
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 YET AVAILABLE
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NOT YET AVAILABLE
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? NOT YET AVAILABLE
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? STRONG
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.7 0.4 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 3.0% 3.6% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.0 days 3.0 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 96.3% 95.6% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- ---
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 95.3% 81.4%
Teachers 79.0% 78.5%
Parents --- ---

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 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
Creative
  • Recorder 
  • Talent Show 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
Parent and Community
  • Family Breakfasts 
  • Family Nights 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Health and Wellness Workshops/Programs 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Peace Circles 
Scholastic
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Homework Help 
  • Science Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Chess 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Volleyball 
  • Yoga/Pilates 
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 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
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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