Welcome to Belmont-Cragin School and Early Childhood Center, which are located on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Our school educates about 500 students from grades PreK through 8th grade; including English language learners and students with disabilities. Belmont-Cragin has an innovative; Reggio inspired Preschool with a K-8 Personalized Learning and an emerging Dual Language program that is currently up to 5th grade. Our Dual Language curriculum creates bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural students through the implementation of researched based strategies and tools. Through personalized learning, we are providing students with the necessary software platforms, flexible learning environments and projects to become productive members of the ever-changing 21st century. Students have opportunities to learn the Fine Arts through instruction in music, visual art, dance, choir and drama, which students take as a class, as well as, optional classes in music that students are free to sign up for according to their interests. Belmont-Cragin is scheduled to move into a new innovative school and community center campus that will serve students in preschool through 8th grade.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

472

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Stacy Pauline Stewart
Principal

Jorge Melgar
Assistant Principal

Celia Hernandez
Assistant Principal

Hours


8:00 AM-3:00 PM
School Hours
7:20am
Earliest Drop Off
3:15pm-4:15pm
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
74, 85

Demographics ?


Asian
0.4%
Black
3.6%
Hispanic
93.6%
White
1.1%
Other
1.3%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
92.8%
Limited English
74.2%
Mobility Rate ?
NOT YET AVAILABLE
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT YET AVAILABLE
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full and Half Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Preschool Inclusive Program:

Yes

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
95th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
98th
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
96th
4th
18th
5th
64th
6th
99th
7th
99th
8th
79th
All
95th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
98th
4th
14th
5th
99th
6th
99th
7th
99th
8th
91st
All
98th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
NOT ENOUGH DATA
3rd
32nd
4th
62nd
5th
43rd
6th
73rd
7th
78th
8th
91st
All
62nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
NOT ENOUGH DATA
3rd
52nd
4th
37th
5th
47th
6th
76th
7th
85th
8th
77th
All
64th
 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? 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? 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? VERY STRONG
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.5 0.0 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 75.0% 0.0% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.3 days 0.0 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 95.1% 95.4% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- ---
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 96.6% 81.4%
Teachers 93.2% 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 (Dual Language)

Deadline:  12/13/2019
Grades Served: K-8
Application Requirements
None
Selections
This school does not have an attendance boundary. Students 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.
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 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Guitar 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Murals 
  • Musicals 
  • Percussion 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Violin/Strings 
  • Weekend Enrichment 
Health and Wellness
  • Common Threads 
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Gang Awareness Workshop 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Leadership Development For Parents 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Safety Workshops 
  • Self-Esteem Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Homework Help 
  • Science Club 
  • Science Lab 
  • Spelling Team 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Technology Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Dance 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
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 2013
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 2019
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017
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