Skinner West is highly recognized for its rigorous and accelerated curriculum, outstanding student achievement, diversity, extracurricular activities, strong parental involvement, and partnerships. There are three ways to enroll in Skinner West: through the selective enrollment testing process (Kdg-8th), live in attendance boundaries, or through the CPS lottery (Kdg-5th).

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

1,235

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Deborah M Clark
Principal

Mrs. Tracey Canty-Robinson
Assistant Principal

Hours


8:45 AM-3:45 PM
School Hours
8:00 A.M.
Earliest Drop Off
3:45 P.M.-6:30 P.M.
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
20, 126
CTA Train
Blue

Demographics ?


Asian
26.9%
Black
25.3%
Hispanic
10.9%
White
25.8%
Other
11.1%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
17.2%
Limited English
3.5%
Mobility Rate ?
NOT YET AVAILABLE
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT YET AVAILABLE
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Classroom Languages:

Mandarin, Spanish

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

No

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
87th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
94th
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Awards

Blue Ribbon Award ? Excelerate Award Gold ? Excellence Award ?

Student Growth By Grade Level FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
38th
4th
96th
5th
97th
6th
99th
7th
81st
8th
67th
All
87th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
84th
4th
96th
5th
99th
6th
73rd
7th
71st
8th
98th
All
94th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
99th
3rd
98th
4th
99th
5th
99th
6th
99th
7th
99th
8th
99th
All
99th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
99th
3rd
99th
4th
98th
5th
99th
6th
99th
7th
99th
8th
99th
All
99th
 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? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? NEUTRAL
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? NOT YET AVAILABLE
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NOT YET AVAILABLE
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? NOT YET AVAILABLE
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? STRONG
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.1 0.0 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 25.0% 0.0% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.0 days 0.0 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 97.9% 96.2% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- ---
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 88.0% 81.4%
Teachers 46.0% 78.5%
Parents --- ---

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/Technology)

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.

Selective Enrollment (Classical School)

Deadline:  12/13/2019
Grades Served: K-8
Application Requirements
An admissions test is required. Students applying to grades K-4 do not have minimum eligibility requirements in order to be tested. Students applying to grades 5-8 must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:<

General Education/504 Plan Students:
Minimum percentile of 60 in both reading and math on the NWEA MAP.

IEP Students: Minimum percentile of 50 in one subject (reading or math), and minimum percentile of 40 in the other subject on the NWEA MAP.
Selections
Students are selected based on their admissions exam score. At the entry-level grade, the first 30 percent of the seats are filled by rank ordering the exam scores. The remaining seats at the entry-level grade are equally distributed among the four tiers, and are filled in rank order by the top-scoring students in each tier. For all grades above the entry-level grades, seats are filled by the top-scoring students in rank order. There is no sibling preference.
How to Apply
Students can apply online or via paper Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools application by visiting go.cps.edu.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Tuition Based Preschool 
Creative
  • Ballroom Dancing 
  • Theater 
  • Violin/Strings 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Boys/Girls Scouts 
Parent and Community
  • Dance Classes 
  • Family Nights 
  • Self-Esteem Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Academic Olympics 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Debate Team 
  • Homework Help 
  • Science Lab 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Golf 
  • Boys’ Tennis 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Chess 
  • Double Dutch 
  • Flag Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Golf 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • 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 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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