Morrill School is located in the Chicago Lawn Community.  We educate the whole child and we are committed to providing a student- centered learning environment.  Our students are immersed in learning experiences at school and we strive to ensure that our students have learning experiences outside of the traditional school setting.  Our school community is focused on closing the opportunity gap for our students by providing rigorous instruction in a nurturing environment.  Our goal is to produce responsible leaders who can have a positive impact on our global society. 

We recognized we can not do this work alone and we have partnered with the following organizations:

Beverly Arts-Performing Arts Education

Big Green- Learning Garden

City Year-In school mentoring and tutoring

Community In Schools-providing learning opportunities outside of the classroom during the school day

Metropolitian Family Services-after school programs

Pilot Light

South West Organizing Project-Teen Reach and Parent Mentors

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

PROVISIONAL SUPPORT

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

608

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Dawn Antionette Sydnor
Principal

Maria Ochoa
Assistant Principal

Kathy Wheeler
Office Clerk

Emika Canty
Director of Student Support Services

Lyzeth Rios
Bilingual Coordinator

Papedia Evans
Case Manager

John Mrugula
Sports and After School Programs

Hours


08:00 AM-03:00 PM
School Hours
07:55
Earliest Drop Off
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
49, 59, 94

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
34.0%
Hispanic
65.0%
White
0.8%
Other
0.2%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
97.5%
Limited English
39.6%
Mobility Rate ?
NOT YET AVAILABLE
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT YET AVAILABLE
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

Yes

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
NOT YET ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
86th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
80th
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
77th
4th
78th
5th
99th
6th
59th
7th
66th
8th
98th
All
86th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
53rd
4th
4th
5th
54th
6th
91st
7th
92nd
8th
99th
All
80th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
6th
3rd
20th
4th
34th
5th
16th
6th
37th
7th
58th
8th
55th
All
33rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
4th
3rd
22nd
4th
11th
5th
10th
6th
30th
7th
45th
8th
57th
All
26th
 0
50
99
National Average
School Culture and Climate Details NOT YET 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? NEUTRAL
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? WEAK
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? WEAK
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? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 4.3 3.8 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 57.1% 51.1% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.6 days 2.2 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 92.6% 92.8% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- ---
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 82.7% 81.4%
Teachers 73.3% 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

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
  • Community School 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
Creative
  • Art Studio 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Crochet 
  • Drama 
  • Film and Video 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Murals 
  • Origami 
  • Painting 
  • Photography 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Web Design 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Mobile Asthma Provider 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Targeted Interventions 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Boys/Girls Scouts 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Community Service 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Cooking Club 
  • Dance Classes 
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Fitness For Parents 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Health and Wellness Workshops/Programs 
  • Leadership Development For Parents 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Nutrition Club 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Peace Circles 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • City Year 
  • Real Men Read 
  • Spelling Team 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Flag Football 
  • Football 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Jump Rope 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • Zumba 
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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