The Edwards Professional Learning Community provides a rigorous academic program for all students, integrating the fine arts with an emphasis on a global perspective. Our vision is to cultivate respectful, responsible and compassionate lifelong learners. Our motto: “Be responsible, be respectful and be your BEST.”

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

1,324

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Judith Marie Sauri
Principal

Raul Bermejo
Assistant Principal

Hours


08:30 AM-03:30 PM
School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
47, 53A
CTA Train
Orange

Demographics ?


Asian
1.1%
Black
1.4%
Hispanic
94.7%
White
1.7%
Other
1.1%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
87.2%
Limited English
53.8%
Mobility Rate ?
10.6%
Chronic Truancy ?
15.6%
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100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full and Half Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Preschool Inclusive Program:

Yes

Preschool Instructional Program:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
66th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
55th
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
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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
25th
4th
64th
5th
83rd
6th
65th
7th
76th
8th
52nd
All
66th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
66th
4th
12th
5th
66th
6th
53rd
7th
96th
8th
21st
All
55th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
24th
3rd
38th
4th
43rd
5th
46th
6th
61st
7th
73rd
8th
76th
All
57th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
57th
3rd
50th
4th
32nd
5th
40th
6th
51st
7th
80th
8th
59th
All
55th
 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? 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? 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? WEAK
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 0.1 0.4 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 2.9% 6.7% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.0 days 1.8 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 95.1% 95.4% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 94.4% 94.2% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 59.9% 81.4%
Teachers 57.4% 79.9%
Parents 33% 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

Magnet Cluster (International Baccalaureate Middle Years/Dual Language/Fine and Performing Arts)

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
  • Community School 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Ballroom Dancing 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drawing 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Fashion 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Guitar 
  • Murals 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Pottery 
  • Recorder 
  • Sewing 
  • Tap/Ballet/Jazz Dance 
  • Violin/Strings 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Fitness Classes 
Scholastic
  • Academic Olympics 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Newspaper 
  • Poetry Workshops 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Yearbook Club 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Tennis 
  • Chess 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Double Dutch 
  • Fitness Basics 
  • Girls on Track 
  • Girls’ Baseball 
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
Asbestos Inspection Report 2016
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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