Notice regarding the temporary relocation of 7th and 8th grade students at Josephine C. Locke Elementary School, located at 2828 North Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60634, to Charles P. Steinmetz College Prep, located at 3030 North Mobile Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60634.

During a comprehensive replacement of Locke’s roof, the structural engineer overseeing the renovation identified extensive concrete deterioration following the removal of the masonry. The concrete deterioration is structurally significant and potentially compromises the capacity of the beam that supports the mansard roof framing of the second floor classrooms of the west side of the school. The structural engineer determined that relocating the west side second floor classrooms is appropriate and in the best interest of student safety.

On September 11, 2019, upon notification from the structural engineer that the west side second floor classrooms would need to be evacuated, Locke administration relocated students to alternate locations within the school on a temporary basis.

To ensure the continued safety of students and staff, starting Monday, September 16, 2019, all 7th and 8th grade students will move to an interim facility, Steinmetz College Prep, which is less than one mile from Locke Elementary School. It is expected that 7th and 8th grade students will return to Locke on January 6, 2020.  More information regarding this emergency relocation is detailed in the notice letter to parents and guardians of students.

The district is unable to comply with applicable requirements pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/34-200 through 5/34-235 due to the unexpected nature of this incident and imminent safety concerns. It further imposes restrictive timelines that would impede the school’s ability to immediately address safety concerns.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

1,265

Governance

District ?

Faculty


John Gerard Fitzpatrick
Principal

John Fitzpatrick
Principal

Deborah O'Brien
Assistant Principal

Maureen Komperda
Assistant Principal

Noemi Ramos
Assistant Principal

Hours


7:45 am-2:45 pm
School Hours
7:30am
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


Not Reported

Demographics ?


Asian
1.7%
Black
3.4%
Hispanic
82.2%
White
11.5%
Other
1.3%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
86.6%
Limited English
37.5%
Mobility Rate ?
NOT YET AVAILABLE
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT YET AVAILABLE
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half 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 Inclusive Program:

Yes

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
76th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
58th
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
93rd
4th
5th
5th
81st
6th
91st
7th
86th
8th
82nd
All
76th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
80th
4th
2nd
5th
47th
6th
87th
7th
61st
8th
81st
All
58th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
45th
3rd
65th
4th
54th
5th
58th
6th
70th
7th
79th
8th
87th
All
68th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
65th
3rd
60th
4th
43rd
5th
54th
6th
57th
7th
51st
8th
68th
All
57th
 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? NEUTRAL
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? STRONG
Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? NOT YET AVAILABLE
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NOT YET AVAILABLE
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? NOT YET AVAILABLE
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 3.2 0.6 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 14.6% 4.8% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.0 days 1.8 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 95.0% 94.2% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- ---
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 94.2% 81.4%
Teachers 77.2% 78.5%
Parents --- ---

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 (International Baccalaureate Middle Years)

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.

Open Enrollment

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
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Crochet 
  • Drama 
  • Film and Video 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Photography 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Art Appreciation 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Gang Awareness Workshop 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Leadership Development For Parents 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Safety Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Newspaper 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Fast Pitch 
  • Flag Football 
  • Floor Hockey 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls on Track 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Soccer 
  • Touch Football 
  • 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 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 2019
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017
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