Gallistel Language Academy is a neighborhood school.  It offers Spanish and French language programs starting in kindergarten through 8th grade.  Gallistel also provides a rigorous academic program that is student-centered, data driven, and promotes a positive learning environment for the students, teachers, and community.  We offer a school-wide positive behavior intervention program (PBIS) known as “Purple Pride” with goals, incentives, and activities throughout the year.  Gallistel received a Creative School Certification in the Arts.  It also offers opportunities in before and after school programs including sports, choir, band and an engaging after school drama program.  We have partnerships with the Museum of Science and Industry, Rochelle Lee, Donors Choose and a school community board that is comprised of all parent driven organizations functioning within the school.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

651

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Kimberly Joyce Nelson
Principal

Josephine Mounts
Assistant Principal

Hours


8:00 AM-3:00 PM
School Hours
7:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:00 PM-5:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


Not Reported

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
3.5%
Hispanic
94.5%
White
1.2%
Other
0.8%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
87.7%
Limited English
26.6%
Mobility Rate ?
8.2%
Chronic Truancy ?
16.7%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full and Half Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

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 ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
76th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
69th
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 ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
42nd
4th
43rd
5th
70th
6th
99th
7th
98th
8th
43rd
All
76th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
38th
4th
63rd
5th
57th
6th
85th
7th
26th
8th
88th
All
69th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
47th
3rd
51st
4th
50th
5th
41st
6th
57th
7th
80th
8th
74th
All
61st
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
73rd
3rd
46th
4th
64th
5th
44th
6th
66th
7th
61st
8th
55th
All
57th
 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? NEUTRAL
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? NEUTRAL
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NEUTRAL
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? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 2.0 1.3 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 28.1% 5.8% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.1 days 1.3 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 95.0% 95.9% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 94.4% 94.1% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 70.5% 81.4%
Teachers 69.4% 79.9%
Parents 44% 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 with Boundary (World Language)

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: K-8
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students must submit a Choice Elementary Schools application between October and December. Applicants are selected by 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. After siblings are accommodated, 40% of remaining seats for the entry-grade level are allocated for applicants who live within a 1.5 mile radius of the school, and remaining entry-grade level seats are evenly distributed among the four socio-economic tiers. For all grades other than the entry-grade level, seats remaining after siblings are accommodated are filled through a general computerized lottery. show attendance boundary
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 
  • International Language Academy 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
  • Tuition Based Preschool 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Knitting 
  • Murals 
  • Musicals 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
  • Violin/Strings 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Mobile Asthma Provider 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Boys/Girls Scouts 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • Aerobics 
  • Art Workshops 
  • Cooking Club 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Fitness Classes 
  • Fitness For Parents 
  • GED English Classes 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Safety Workshops 
  • Self-Esteem Workshops 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Academic Olympics 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Mayor Daley’s Book Club 
  • Newspaper 
  • Science Club 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Aerobics 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Golf 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Chess 
  • Dance 
  • Flag Football 
  • Football 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • Volleyball 
  • 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
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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