PCA is proud to offer its students a technology rich environment with Promethean Boards, iPads, and Chromebooks in each classroom. Our low teacher to student ratio allows for small group and individualized learning to take place throughout every day.

We also believe in teaching the child holistically, and, therefore, include several trips outside our community into each grade level. This year, our students have performed at Ravinia and the University of Chicago (as a part of Cantare Chicago). They have also travelled to County Line Orchard, Northerly Island, Iron Oaks and White Pines Ranch for outdoor education. Additionally, we take advantage of the many opportunities available in Chicago, such as the Brookfield zoo, Field Museum, Sky Deck at Willis Tower, 826 Chi, Chicago Fire, Chicago Wolves, and Chicago Sky.

In addition to our phenomenal academic program, PCA also boasts an extensive after school program that includes drumline, soccer, poetry, hip-hop dance, Indian dance, K-2 dance, radio broadcasting, photography, cooking with Common Threads, gardening, and basketball. 

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

306

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Ms.Leanne A Hightower
Principal

Sarah Gray
Case Manager

Hours


8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
School Hours
7:45 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
9, 18
CTA Train
Pink

Demographics ?


Asian
0.3%
Black
10.1%
Hispanic
88.6%
White
0.7%
Other
0.3%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
90.5%
Limited English
37.6%
Mobility Rate ?
6.4%
Chronic Truancy ?
14.4%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Chinese, Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Preschool Instructional Program:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
70th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
88th
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
21st
4th
40th
5th
2nd
6th
83rd
7th
88th
8th
99th
All
70th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
16th
4th
86th
5th
74th
6th
88th
7th
99th
8th
97th
All
88th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
3rd
3rd
13th
4th
34th
5th
22nd
6th
64th
7th
64th
8th
69th
All
39th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
16th
3rd
14th
4th
48th
5th
33rd
6th
65th
7th
63rd
8th
83rd
All
51st
 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? STRONG
Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? NEUTRAL
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NEUTRAL
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 3.4 0.9 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 32.4% 27.3% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.0 days 1.0 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 94.8% 96.2% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 96.9% 97.0% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 99.1% 81.4%
Teachers 88.2% 79.9%
Parents 46% 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
  • Community School 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Culinary Classes 
  • Dance 
  • Improv 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Painting 
  • Photography 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Rock Band 
Health and Wellness
  • Common Threads 
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Parent and Community
  • Book Club 
  • Cooking Club 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Nights 
  • GED English Classes 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Nutrition Club 
Scholastic
  • Poetry Workshops 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Dance 
  • Exercise 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Karate 
  • Soccer 
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
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
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) Year 1 2012-2014
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017