Decatur is a K-6 school for academically advanced students. In addition to a strong core curriculum taught one to two years above grade level, students take classes in Latin and science and computer in lab settings. Partnerships include the Art Institute, Go Get Your Smock, Performing Arts Limited, the Chicago Children’s Choir and the Bernard Horwich JCC. Before and after school programs include: Chess Ed, Little Linguists, Science Olympiad, Battle of the Books and Run Club.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

K-6

# of Students

284

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Yolanda Edith Luna-Mroz
Principal

Hours


7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
School Hours
7:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


Not Reported

Demographics ?


Asian
31.0%
Black
4.2%
Hispanic
14.8%
White
43.7%
Other
6.3%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
15.5%
Limited English
0%
Mobility Rate ?
0.4%
Chronic Truancy ?
1.8%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Classroom Languages:

Latin

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

No

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
68th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
86th
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Awards

Excellence Award ?

Student Growth By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
1st
4th
69th
5th
97th
6th
85th
7th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
8th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
All
68th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
70th
4th
36th
5th
99th
6th
50th
7th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
8th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
All
86th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
99th
3rd
99th
4th
99th
5th
99th
6th
99th
7th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
8th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
All
99th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
99th
3rd
99th
4th
99th
5th
99th
6th
99th
7th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
8th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
All
99th
 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? STRONG
Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? STRONG
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? STRONG
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? STRONG
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.0 0.4 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 0.0% 4.0% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 0.0 days 1.0 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 95.9% 96.0% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 94.7% 96.1% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 99.9% 81.4%
Teachers 94.4% 79.9%
Parents 43% 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

Selective Enrollment (Classical School)

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: K-6
Application Requirements
An admissions test is required. Students applying to grades K-4 do not have minimum eligibility requirements in order to be tested. Students applying to grades 5-6 must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:<

General Education/504 Plan Students:
Minimum percentile of 60 in both reading and math on the NWEA MAP.

IEP Students: Minimum percentile of 50 in one subject (reading or math), and minimum percentile of 40 in the other subject on the NWEA MAP.
Selections
Students are selected based on their admissions exam score. At the entry-level grade, the first 30 percent of the seats are filled by rank ordering the exam scores. The remaining seats at the entry-level grade are equally distributed among the four tiers, and are filled in rank order by the top-scoring students in each tier. For all grades above the entry-level grades, seats are filled by the top-scoring students in rank order. There is no sibling preference.
How to Apply
Students can apply online or via paper Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools application by visiting go.cps.edu.
Creative
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drawing 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Recorder 
  • Tap/Ballet/Jazz Dance 
Health and Wellness
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
Scholastic
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Newspaper 
  • Poetry Workshops 
  • Science Club 
  • Science Lab 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Chess 
  • Running 
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 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) 2018-2020
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2012-2014
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2016-2018
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017