Penn offers a rigorous and relevant curriculum that aligns to the Common Core State Standards. We are proud of the continuous progress that students are making.  To support student's academic and social needs Penn offers a variety of after school programs such as Dr. Ollie's School Wide Success program that supports reading and math, Family Focus-21st Century programs that feature Robotics, Mad Science, and Technology.  Penn also, offers special after school programs such as Arts and Crafts, Boxing, Basket Ball, and Penn Times News Club.  Penn works with several partners to support learning: DePaul University, Cornell University, Family Focus, Prospect School, Alderman Chandler, and Illinois Action for Children.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

254

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Sherryl Denise Moore-Ollie
Principal

Romeldia Salter
Assistant Principal

Hours


7:30 AM-3:30 PM
School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
18, 53

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
86.6%
Hispanic
12.6%
White
0.0%
Other
0.8%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
100.0%
Limited English
6.7%
Mobility Rate ?
28%
Chronic Truancy ?
26%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Preschool Instructional Program:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
99th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
87th
National Average 50th percentile

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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 FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
58th
4th
99th
5th
99th
6th
35th
7th
99th
8th
97th
All
99th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
53rd
4th
40th
5th
35th
6th
42nd
7th
99th
8th
97th
All
87th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
3rd
3rd
1st
4th
79th
5th
58th
6th
52nd
7th
56th
8th
68th
All
37th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
4th
3rd
1st
4th
20th
5th
27th
6th
22nd
7th
40th
8th
72nd
All
23rd
 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? VERY STRONG
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? VERY 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? VERY WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 2.2 2.9 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 19.5% 18.4% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 3.0 days 2.9 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 94.5% 96.7% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 92.8% 94.0% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 72.7% 81.4%
Teachers 66.7% 79.9%
Parents 49% 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:  12/6/2019
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
  • After School All-Stars 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Scholastic
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Newspaper 
  • Science Lab 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Tumbling 
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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