John B. Murphy Elementary School has a long and proud tradition of serving children, their families and our neighborhood. As a Fine and Performing Arts Neighborhood Magnet Cluster School, success is defined by academic and social achievement while embracing the whole child. Through these means we develop an appreciation of the arts through a variety of experiences in music, visual arts, dance and drama. We align our social approach to children and families to the Responsive Classroom (Preschool-Grade 4) and Developmental Designs (Grade 5-8) methods. We have a long-term investment into the success of each student and family that targets their success in college, career and life. We have been awarded Exemplary SEL status and work to achieve greater improvements every day. 

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

546

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Christine Dagny Zelenka
Principal

Rebeca Shick
Assistant Principal

Laura Aguirre
Clerk

Hours


08:00 AM-03:00PM
School Hours
7:50 AM
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
82, 152
CTA Train
Blue

Demographics ?


Asian
4.2%
Black
2.4%
Hispanic
67.9%
White
17.4%
Other
8.1%
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100

Statistics ?


Low Income
62.8%
Limited English
31.9%
Mobility Rate ?
5.9%
Chronic Truancy ?
9.9%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full and Half Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

Yes

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
40th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
32nd
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
23rd
4th
17th
5th
17th
6th
70th
7th
60th
8th
52nd
All
40th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
89th
4th
40th
5th
1st
6th
5th
7th
80th
8th
66th
All
32nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
89th
3rd
83rd
4th
48th
5th
48th
6th
52nd
7th
69th
8th
90th
All
67th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
69th
3rd
75th
4th
34th
5th
28th
6th
27th
7th
51st
8th
83rd
All
49th
 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? 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? 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? 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? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 2.2 0.6 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 13.6% 5.8% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.5 days 1.3 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 95.3% 95.4% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 95.7% 94.5% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 79.3% 81.4%
Teachers 64.4% 79.9%
Parents 46% 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

Magnet Cluster (Fine and Performing Arts)

Deadline:  12/14/2018
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 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 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
  • Tuition Based Preschool 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Bookmaking 
  • Ceramics 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Film and Video 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Guitar 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Mosaics 
  • Murals 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Photography 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Recorder 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Tap/Ballet/Jazz Dance 
  • Violin/Strings 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Peer Mentors 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Art Appreciation 
  • Biking 
  • Community Service 
  • Crafts Workshops 
  • Dance Classes 
  • Enrichment Classes 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Breakfasts 
  • Family Counseling/Support Group 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Fitness Classes 
  • Gang Awareness Workshop 
  • GED Spanish Classes 
  • Leadership Development For Parents 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Music Appreciation 
  • Music Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Running 
  • Safety Workshops 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
  • Yoga 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Literature 
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Debate Team 
  • DePaul/America Reads 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Science Club 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Yearbook Club 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Aerobics 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Dance 
  • Exercise 
  • Floor Hockey 
  • Girls in the Game 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Running 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • Volleyball 
  • Yoga/Pilates 
  • Zumba 
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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