Grimes Elementary offers an extensive and well-rounded curriculum. Technology is integrated in all classrooms daily. Grimes has a 1:1 Chromebook usage in grades 3-8. Grimes is a state-recognized Spotlight School for achievement on the state test. Grimes School has consistently been rated a Level 1+ school.  Scores are above average in areas tested. The school has a full inclusion special education program and offers extracurricular programs for all students.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

428

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Judith Rosemary Carlson
Principal

Katherine M Engelhardt
Assistant Principal

Hours


08:00 AM-03:00 PM
School Hours
7:45 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:00-5:00
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
63W, 165
CTA Train
Orange

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
3.7%
Hispanic
89.5%
White
6.3%
Other
0.5%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
72.0%
Diverse Learners
14.7%
Limited English
27.3%
Mobility Rate ?
9.5%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Classroom Languages:

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
73rd
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
47th
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
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Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Awards

Excelerate Award Gold ?

Student Growth By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
99th
5th
11th
6th
46th
7th
64th
8th
46th
All
73rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
96th
5th
32nd
6th
3rd
7th
37th
8th
42nd
All
47th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
51st
3rd
79th
4th
92nd
5th
80th
6th
68th
7th
63rd
8th
91st
All
79th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
39th
3rd
89th
4th
95th
5th
97th
6th
54th
7th
61st
8th
91st
All
84th
 0
50
99
National Average
School Culture and Climate Details MODERATELY 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? NEUTRAL
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? NEUTRAL
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? NEUTRAL
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? NEUTRAL
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? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.4 1.4 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 6.7% 21.4% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.0 days 1.5 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 95.9% 95.3% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 95.0% 95.3% 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 98.0% 81.4%
Teachers 84.8% 78.5%
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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:  12/13/2019
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 can enroll in the program without submitting an application.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Tuition Based Preschool 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Guitar 
  • Murals 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Recorder 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Talent Show 
Health and Wellness
  • Common Threads 
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Parent and Community
  • Community Service 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parenting Classes 
Scholastic
  • Additional Learning Opportunities (ALO) 
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Tutoring 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Exercise 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Soccer 
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 2019
Asbestos Inspection Report 2019
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 2019
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2018
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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