Ward STEM School offers a creative, child-centered program that includes extensive art programs. The school offers an innovative engineering and science lab, for all students. We have computer-integrated instruction for all core areas, a computer lab, and wireless access. Our Garden Kitchen provides students with the opportunity to learn about healthy eating. Chicago Runs is a fitness team promoting a healthy lifestyle. Partners include Salvation Army, Junior Achievement, IIT, UIC,and  RUSH Medical School .

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

387

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Rhea R Bush
Principal

Sharon Eskridge
Assistant Principal

Hours


08:00 AM-03:00 PM
School Hours
8:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
66
CTA Train
Green

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
88.9%
Hispanic
9.8%
White
0.8%
Other
0.5%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
94.8%
Diverse Learners
18.1%
Limited English
4.1%
Mobility Rate ?
22.5%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
 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 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
71st
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
96th
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 FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
20th
5th
96th
6th
35th
7th
34th
8th
5th
All
71st
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
88th
5th
99th
6th
93rd
7th
61st
8th
47th
All
96th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
3rd
3rd
45th
4th
8th
5th
19th
6th
9th
7th
42nd
8th
42nd
All
20th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
11th
3rd
60th
4th
21st
5th
21st
6th
20th
7th
44th
8th
56th
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? VERY STRONG
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? VERY STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? STRONG
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? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 22.4 3.4 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 23.8% 6.8% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.6 days 1.5 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 95.0% 94.2% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 93.5% 95.7% 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 99.9% 81.4%
Teachers 82.9% 78.5%
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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 (STEM)

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
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Figure Drawing 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Recorder 
  • Tap/Ballet/Jazz Dance 
  • Theater 
  • Web Design 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Peer Mentors 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Fitness Classes 
  • Gang Awareness Workshop 
  • Grandparents Group 
  • Self-Esteem Workshops 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Math Team 
  • Science Club 
  • Science Lab 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Double Dutch 
  • Exercise 
  • Flag Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Wrestling 
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
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 2019
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2018
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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