THE FERNWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  Displaying Panther Logo 2.png
Promoting and supporting high achievement for all students is the primary mission of Fernwood Elementary School. To accomplish this mission, we believe that it is the responsibility of the school to provide a student-centered, comprehensive, safe and caring learning environment for all children. Moreover, the mission of Fernwood Elementary School includes the development of confident, competent children who are well-prepared for college and/or careers in a culturally diverse democratic society. 

What We Believe:

  - We believe strongly in achieving excellence and equity for every child. 

  - We believe that every child has talent and has something valuable to contribute to our society and to other people. 

  - We believe in our professional staff and expect them to be performance-oriented in helping students meet today's problems as well as the challenges of tomorrow. 

  - We believe that if this is accomplished, children will then come to realize more fully their own potential as individuals and are better prepared to appreciate and act responsible in the society in which they live.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

291

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Robert Lee Towner
Principal

Katrina Reed
Assistant Principal

(TBA)
Counselor

Julius Smith
Dean of Students

Rodney Jones
Security Supervisor

Hours


08:30 AM-03:30 PM
School Hours
7:30
Earliest Drop Off
3:30 - 5:00
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
8A, 108
CTA Train
Red
Metra
Rock Island District (RI)

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
98.6%
Hispanic
1.4%
White
0.0%
Other
0.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
93.5%
Limited English
1.0%
Mobility Rate ?
14.5%
Chronic Truancy ?
25%
 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

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 ?
83rd
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
92nd
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
99th
4th
36th
5th
89th
6th
94th
7th
62nd
8th
57th
All
83rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
88th
4th
99th
5th
95th
6th
30th
7th
99th
8th
68th
All
92nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
68th
3rd
85th
4th
74th
5th
60th
6th
66th
7th
87th
8th
83rd
All
75th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
84th
3rd
82nd
4th
91st
5th
70th
6th
75th
7th
85th
8th
79th
All
80th
 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? NEUTRAL
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? VERY 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? VERY STRONG
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? VERY STRONG
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? VERY STRONG
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.0 0.0 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 0.0% 0.0% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 0.0 days 0.0 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 95.3% 95.3% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 97.5% 97.4% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 88.6% 81.4%
Teachers 81.8% 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

Open Enrollment

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
  • After School All-Stars 
  • Community School 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Student Art Club 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Dental Phone 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Targeted Interventions 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Boys/Girls Scouts 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Fitness Classes 
  • Fitness For Parents 
  • GED English Classes 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Running 
  • Self-Esteem Workshops 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
  • Walking 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Learning Lab 
  • Math Team 
  • Science Club 
  • Science Lab 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Double Dutch 
  • Exercise 
  • Flag Football 
  • Girls on Track 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Zumba 
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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