At Cárdenas we maintain high expectations for all members of the school community (students, parents, and staff). As educators we lay the foundation for college, career, and life readiness. We empower students to be problem-solvers and critical thinkers.  We strive to provide a rigorous and differentiated educational experience for all students. Every child will have an equal opportunity to be educated in a safe, inclusive, and positive environment.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

1,016

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Jeremy Conrad Feiwell
Principal

Marisela Ramirez
Assistant Principal

Carmen Medina
Assistant Principal

Hours


08:00 AM-03:00 PM
School Hours
7:45
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
21, 82
CTA Train
Pink

Demographics ?


Asian
0.2%
Black
4.3%
Hispanic
94.4%
White
0.4%
Other
0.7%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
94.9%
Limited English
35.1%
Mobility Rate ?
10.7%
Chronic Truancy ?
11.5%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

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 ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
84th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
63rd
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
84th
4th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
5th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
6th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
7th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
8th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
All
84th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
63rd
4th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
5th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
6th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
7th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
8th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
All
63rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
70th
3rd
69th
4th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
5th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
6th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
7th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
8th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
All
69th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
91st
3rd
86th
4th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
5th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
6th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
7th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
8th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
All
83rd
 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? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? NOT ENOUGH DATA
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? STRONG
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? VERY 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? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.2 0.4 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 2.7% 9.1% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.0 days 2.0 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 95.7% 96.1% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 96.9% 97.0% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 0.0% 81.4%
Teachers 99.9% 79.9%
Parents 63% 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-3
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-2, 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
  • After School All-Stars 
  • Early Childhood Program 
Creative
  • Drama 
  • Knitting 
  • Painting 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Theater 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • Crafts Workshop 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • 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 
  • Safety Workshops 
  • Self-Esteem Workshops 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Poetry Workshops 
  • Science Lab 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • WITS (Working in the Schools) 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Floor Hockey 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Running 
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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