Northwest Middle School is a neighborhood school located in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood and serves 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-grade students. Northwest strives to prepare students for high school, college, and careers. Students of Northwest Middle School have academic, critical thinking, and social skills that demonstrate the ability to address complex issues.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2 ?

PROVISIONAL SUPPORT

School Grades

6-8

# of Students

555

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Margaret K Byrne
Principal

Susan A Carle
Assistant Principal

Gretchen Lopez
Clerk

Leonel Ortiz
Instructional Coach

Hours


08:30 AM-03:30 PM
School Hours
7:30
Earliest Drop Off
3:30-5:00
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
74, 65
Metra
Milwaukee District West (MD-W)

Demographics ?


Asian
0.7%
Black
3.6%
Hispanic
93.0%
White
2.2%
Other
0.5%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
91.7%
Limited English
33.0%
Mobility Rate ?
10.5%
Chronic Truancy ?
25.6%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
38th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
20th
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
NOT ENOUGH DATA
4th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
5th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
6th
42nd
7th
13th
8th
61st
All
38th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
NOT ENOUGH DATA
4th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
5th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
6th
1st
7th
32nd
8th
63rd
All
20th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
NOT ENOUGH DATA
3rd
NOT ENOUGH DATA
4th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
5th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
6th
41st
7th
28th
8th
53rd
All
41st
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
NOT ENOUGH DATA
3rd
NOT ENOUGH DATA
4th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
5th
NOT ENOUGH DATA
6th
19th
7th
35th
8th
48th
All
33rd
 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? WEAK
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? STRONG
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? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? NOT ENOUGH DATA
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 7.4 4.4 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 26.2% 29.7% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.6 days 1.6 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 93.9% 94.1% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 94.7% 95.1% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 86.0% 81.4%
Teachers 66.7% 79.9%
Parents < 30% 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: 6-8
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.
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Clay Creations 
  • Crochet 
  • Culinary Classes 
  • Dance 
  • Drawing 
  • Mosaics 
  • Murals 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Sketching 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Violin/Strings 
Health and Wellness
  • Common Threads 
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • First Aid Training 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Targeted Interventions 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Peer Mentors 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Book Club 
  • Community Service 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Cooking Club 
  • CPR Classes 
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Safety Workshops 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Homework Help 
  • Science Club 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Exercise 
  • Flag Football 
  • Floor Hockey 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • 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
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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