Through meaningful instructional opportunities and creative exploration, Kilmer will develop a community of empowered learners who take risks and embrace new challenges to achieve academic excellence. Students will embrace diversity, develop the courage to question the world and themselves, and problem solve to positively contribute to a global society.

We Believe:

all students can learn

education provides the tools for people to make informed choices school should be a safe place for people to learn, grow, and explore

school provides access to experience

perseverance, reflection, awareness, citizenship, and problem solving can and should be explicitly taught and learned

appreciation of and participation in the arts are essential components of development

technology provides access and opportunity

health, wellness, and physical activity enhance academic success and quality of life

the learning environment should be challenging, engaging, and fun


 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

800

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Jean McKeown Papagianis
Principal

Jennifer A. Foss
Assistant Principal

Linette Fernandez
Bilingual School Clerk

Ashley Smith
Before and After School Programs Coordinator

TBD
Case Manager

Kelly Anchors
Counselor

Hours


9:00am - 4:00pm
School Hours
7:45am (only for before school programs)
Earliest Drop Off
6:30pm (only for after school programs)
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
96, 155
CTA Train
Red

Demographics ?


Asian
10.1%
Black
26.5%
Hispanic
48.8%
White
10.4%
Other
4.3%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
85.9%
Limited English
52.4%
Mobility Rate ?
14.8%
Chronic Truancy ?
25.2%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full and Half Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

Yes

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Preschool Inclusive Program:

Yes

Preschool Instructional Program:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
68th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
57th
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
46th
4th
99th
5th
12th
6th
52nd
7th
50th
8th
57th
All
68th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
50th
4th
99th
5th
12th
6th
2nd
7th
64th
8th
76th
All
57th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
66th
3rd
55th
4th
84th
5th
59th
6th
63rd
7th
56th
8th
80th
All
67th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
51st
3rd
40th
4th
93rd
5th
50th
6th
28th
7th
30th
8th
66th
All
52nd
 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? STRONG
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? STRONG
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? VERY 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? NEUTRAL
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? NEUTRAL
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? STRONG
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.1 0.3 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 7.1% 8.0% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.0 days 1.0 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 94.6% 95.2% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 94.6% 95.0% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 94.4% 81.4%
Teachers 66.7% 79.9%
Parents 65% 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:  12/6/2019
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 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Artesian Crafts 
  • Ballroom Dancing 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Crochet 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Fashion 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Knitting 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Paper Making 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Rhythm Group 
  • Sewing 
  • Sketching 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
  • Weekend Enrichment 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • First Aid Training 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Mobile Asthma Provider 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • School-based Health Centers 
  • Targeted Interventions 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Community Service 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • CPR Classes 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Breakfasts 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Fitness Classes 
  • Fitness For Parents 
  • Gang Awareness Workshop 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Health and Wellness Workshops/Programs 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Safety Workshops 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Academic Olympics 
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • City Year 
  • Debate Team 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Math Team 
  • Newspaper 
  • Science Club 
  • Science Lab 
  • Spelling Team 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Dance 
  • Fitness Basics 
  • Flag Football 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls on Track 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Karate 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Running 
  • Soccer 
  • Volleyball 
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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