O’Keeffe School of Excellence will prepare our students to be conscious community members for high school, college, career and beyond by providing personalized learning environments aligned to the standards; developing restorative practices to ensure a positive and supportive environment; while nurturing the whole child.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2 ?

INTENSIVE SUPPORT

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

539

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Tabitha Natasha White
Principal

Lindsay Mortensen
Assistant Principal

Hours


08:45 AM-03:45 PM
School Hours
8:30 am
Earliest Drop Off
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
5, 15, 71, J14
Metra
Metra Electric District (ME)

Demographics ?


Asian
0.2%
Black
95.0%
Hispanic
1.5%
White
0.4%
Other
3.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
91.8%
Limited English
1.5%
Mobility Rate ?
27.3%
Chronic Truancy ?
38.7%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

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 ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
52nd
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
30th
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
25th
4th
34th
5th
91st
6th
67th
7th
29th
8th
54th
All
52nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
40th
4th
1st
5th
65th
6th
2nd
7th
73rd
8th
99th
All
30th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
4th
3rd
8th
4th
29th
5th
25th
6th
49th
7th
47th
8th
46th
All
25th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
10th
3rd
12th
4th
7th
5th
13th
6th
20th
7th
40th
8th
57th
All
21st
 0
50
99
National Average
School Culture and Climate Details MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
The 5Essentials from the My Voice, My School Survey ?
 
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities? WEAK
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? NEUTRAL
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? STRONG
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? STRONG
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? STRONG
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 6.4 4.4 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 12.2% 33.0% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.6 days 1.7 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 93.9% 95.0% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 95.6% 94.6% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 82.4% 81.4%
Teachers 83.3% 79.9%
Parents 34% 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-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 
Creative
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Percussion 
  • Step Dance 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Tap/Ballet/Jazz Dance 
  • Weekend Enrichment 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Targeted Interventions 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Peer Mentors 
Parent and Community
  • Family Nights 
  • Health and Wellness Workshops/Programs 
  • Leadership Development For Parents 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • City Year 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Dance 
  • Double Dutch 
  • Flag Football 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Running 
  • Step Dance 
  • Touch Football 
  • 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
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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