Niños Heroes Community Academy is an attendance area school that is a part of the South Chicago Math/Science Magnet Cluster. We offer a strong Literacy Education Program that integrates the other content area subjects, as well as a comprehensive gifted program. We are a CMSI (Math) school and support instruction with a state-of-the-art Science Lab and Media Center.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2 ?

INTENSIVE SUPPORT

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

274

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Ms.Kimberly T Denton
Principal

Elaine Bell
Other

Hours


07:45 AM-02:45 PM
School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
5, 26, 71
CTA Train
Red
Metra
Metra Electric District (ME)

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
85.0%
Hispanic
13.1%
White
0.7%
Other
1.1%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
92.3%
Limited English
10.2%
Mobility Rate ?
31.8%
Chronic Truancy ?
52.8%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Dress Code:

No

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 2 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
70th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
55th
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
26th
4th
60th
5th
28th
6th
99th
7th
68th
8th
84th
All
70th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
25th
4th
9th
5th
35th
6th
36th
7th
98th
8th
95th
All
55th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
4th
3rd
4th
4th
23rd
5th
18th
6th
38th
7th
46th
8th
57th
All
24th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
2nd
3rd
4th
4th
2nd
5th
8th
6th
6th
7th
13th
8th
39th
All
10th
 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? WEAK
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? STRONG
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? WEAK
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? VERY WEAK
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? NEUTRAL
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 15.0 2.4 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 17.0% 19.1% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.9 days 3.0 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 90.7% 93.4% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 93.3% 94.2% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 99.9% 81.4%
Teachers 89.7% 79.9%
Parents 56% 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
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • JROTC 
  • Kindergarten 
Creative
  • Ballroom Dancing 
  • Bookmaking 
  • Drawing 
  • Jewelry 
  • Painting 
  • Scrapbooking 
  • Sketching 
  • Theater 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • Family Nights 
  • Leadership Development For Parents 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Academic Olympics 
  • Additional Learning Opportunities (ALO) 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Expanded Library Service Hours 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Math Team 
  • Mayor Daley’s Book Club 
  • Newspaper 
  • Poetry Workshops 
  • Real Men Read 
  • Science Club 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Double Dutch 
  • Flag Football 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Pom-Pon 
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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