South Loop School is a diverse school in the heart of Chicago’s South Loop. South Loop serves families within the neighborhood boundaries and throughout the city of Chicago through its Regional Gifted Center, Fine Arts Magnet Cluster Program, Early Childhood Center, and Community School.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

789

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Tara Safonia Shelton
Principal

Andrew Rhodes
Assistant Principal

Hours


08:30 AM-03:30 PM
School Hours
7:45am - main building only
Earliest Drop Off
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
12, 18, 24, 29, 62, 146, 192, 855
CTA Train
Green, Orange, Red

Demographics ?


Asian
12.0%
Black
39.2%
Hispanic
11.4%
White
26.7%
Other
10.6%
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100

Statistics ?


Low Income
24.7%
Diverse Learners
6.2%
Limited English
8.1%
Mobility Rate ?
6.4%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

No

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
85th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
89th
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Awards

Excellence Award ?

Student Growth By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
72nd
4th
55th
5th
95th
6th
90th
7th
98th
8th
70th
All
85th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
97th
4th
45th
5th
60th
6th
84th
7th
99th
8th
76th
All
89th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
97th
3rd
96th
4th
94th
5th
97th
6th
95th
7th
98th
8th
97th
All
96th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
93rd
3rd
96th
4th
85th
5th
80th
6th
84th
7th
94th
8th
88th
All
89th
 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? 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? WEAK
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? WEAK
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? VERY WEAK
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 5.0 6.7 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 37.9% 24.9% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.5 days 1.8 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 96.7% 95.9% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 94.0% 94.9% 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 78.2% 81.4%
Teachers 80.4% 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

Magnet Cluster (Fine and Performing Arts)

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 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
  • Community School 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Yoga 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Comprehensive Gifted Program 
  • Debate Team 
  • Science Club 
  • Science Lab 
  • Yearbook Club 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Football 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
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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