Wells Preparatory Academy is an IB candidate school ( K-8 ) of approximately 450 students. Wells Prep features the following programs: The Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering Program, and International Baccalaureate. Wells partners with Ada S McKinley, and Centers For New Horizons to bring social enrichment programs to students. The school has made steady academic growth for three consecutive years.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

350

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Mr.Jeffery White
Principal

Vincent Izuegbu, PhD
Assistant Principal

Hours


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

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
1, 3, 39
CTA Train
Green

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
87.7%
Hispanic
4.0%
White
0.3%
Other
8.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
84.3%
Limited English
0.3%
Mobility Rate ?
12%
Chronic Truancy ?
53%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full 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

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
58th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
63rd
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
48th
4th
40th
5th
52nd
6th
94th
7th
16th
8th
54th
All
58th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
59th
4th
77th
5th
54th
6th
42nd
7th
43rd
8th
95th
All
63rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
19th
3rd
49th
4th
54th
5th
54th
6th
54th
7th
60th
8th
52nd
All
48th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
9th
3rd
29th
4th
40th
5th
34th
6th
20th
7th
50th
8th
51st
All
33rd
 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 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? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 28.9 7.2 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 68.5% 67.5% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.7 days 2.0 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 94.0% 94.0% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 94.2% 94.5% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 81.0% 81.4%
Teachers 75.9% 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

Magnet Cluster

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.

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
  • After School All-Stars 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Performing Arts 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Tutoring 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Double Dutch 
  • Flag Football 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Jump Rope 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Wrestling 
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 2013
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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