Theodore Herzl School of Excellence is located in North Lawndale and is an AUSL-managed, Turnaround Arts school.

Students and graduates of the Herzl School of Excellence will be scholars, leaders, problem-solvers, and compassionate productive members of our society through a shared, relentless focus on academic excellence and character. 

The Herzl Community commits to sustaining a culture of respect and achievement where learning is rigorous, excellence is the standard, talent is nurtured, success is celebrated, and character is molded and modeled through the principles of the Herzl Doctrine in a conducive, safe, learning environment.

Scholar Creed (Scholar Affirmation)®

I am a scholar and a leader.
I respect my classmates, my teachers, my community, and most of all, myself.
I believe in myself and my ability to learn. 
I have the power to overcome any obstacle that comes my way.
I exude excellence because I am smart, I am talented, and I will achieve.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

558

School Type

Neighborhood ?

Faculty


Tamara L Davis
Principal

Rebecca Mulhim
Assistant Principal

Hours


09:00 AM-04:00 PM
School Hours
8am
Earliest Drop Off
4:00-5:45pm
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
18, 82
CTA Train
Blue, Pink

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
96.8%
Hispanic
2.0%
White
0.5%
Other
0.7%
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100

Statistics ?


Low Income
71.5%
Limited English
0.5%
Mobility Rate ?
23.5%
Chronic Truancy ?
28.9%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2017-2018

2017 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth 2017 ?
46th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth 2017 ?
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 AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
13th
4th
99th
5th
15th
6th
7th
7th
29th
8th
94th
All
46th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
10th
4th
98th
5th
44th
6th
3rd
7th
55th
8th
99th
All
55th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
5th
3rd
3rd
4th
17th
5th
8th
6th
5th
7th
17th
8th
32nd
All
10th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
16th
3rd
11th
4th
29th
5th
26th
6th
15th
7th
49th
8th
72nd
All
30th
 0
50
99
National Average
School Culture and Climate Details 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? STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? NEUTRAL
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? NEUTRAL
2017 Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? STRONG
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? STRONG
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? STRONG
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2016 2017 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 32.8 38.5 5.8
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 12.5% 17.8% 16.3%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.9 days 1.8 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2016 2017 District Average
Student attendance 95.0% 95.0% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 91.3% 91.7% 90.1%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 73.9% 82.2%
Teachers 67.2% 80.9%
Parents 33 ---

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
  • Child-Parent Center (CPC) 
  • Community School 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
Creative
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Film and Video 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Mosaics 
  • Percussion 
  • Step Dance 
  • Weekend Enrichment 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
Parent and Community
  • Art Appreciation 
  • Art Workshops 
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • Family Breakfasts 
  • Family Nights 
  • Fitness For Parents 
  • Health and Wellness Workshops/Programs 
  • Leadership Development For Parents 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Safety Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • City Year 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Tutoring 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Double Dutch 
  • Football 
  • Girls in the Game 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Jump Rope 
  • Soccer 
  • Volleyball 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
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
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) 2016-2018
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017