Created in 1996, Ariel Community Academy is a small school with small class sizes that offers individualized instruction and opportunities for acceleration and enrichment for each student. Academic programs include a finance and investment curriculum, high school credit for algebra, economics, biology, and Spanish.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2 ?

PROVISIONAL SUPPORT

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

506

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Lennette Alyce Coleman
Principal

Margaret Alhasoon
Assistant Principal

Hours


08:15 AM-03:15 PM
School Hours
8:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
47
Metra
Metra Electric District (ME)

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
98.0%
Hispanic
1.2%
White
0.2%
Other
0.6%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
82.2%
Limited English
1.2%
Mobility Rate ?
6.9%
Chronic Truancy ?
23.4%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
27th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
42nd
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 AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
1st
5th
1st
6th
54th
7th
38th
8th
16th
All
27th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
1st
5th
7th
6th
33rd
7th
98th
8th
19th
All
42nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
24th
3rd
54th
4th
20th
5th
19th
6th
63rd
7th
75th
8th
60th
All
45th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
4th
3rd
81st
4th
3rd
5th
25th
6th
40th
7th
60th
8th
49th
All
34th
 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? WEAK
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 ENOUGH DATA
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? VERY WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 5.2 2.3 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 70.3% 33.3% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.2 days 1.5 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 94.9% 94.2% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 95.0% 95.6% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 85.9% 81.4%
Teachers 50.0% 79.9%
Parents < 30% 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
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 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Scholastic
  • Chess Team 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Flag Football 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Track 
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
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) 2016-2018
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) Year 1 2012-2014
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017