George B. Swift Specialty School is a Pre-K through 8th grade elementary school with an integrated Fine and Performing Arts Magnet program. The fine arts program integrates music, art, dance and drama into the regular school day. Swift’s facilities include a pool and swimming lessons during PE. We are proud to be a Level 1+ Chicago Public School. 

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

672

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Salvatore Joseph Cannella
Principal

Hours


08:00 AM-03:00 PM
School Hours
8:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
36, 136, 147, 157
CTA Train
Red

Demographics ?


Asian
24.4%
Black
27.1%
Hispanic
27.7%
White
15.6%
Other
5.2%
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100

Statistics ?


Low Income
47.3%
Limited English
46.6%
Mobility Rate ?
13.1%
Chronic Truancy ?
13.1%
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100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish

Dress Code:

No

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

Yes

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Preschool Inclusive Program:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
60th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
58th
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
44th
4th
82nd
5th
50th
6th
33rd
7th
87th
8th
62nd
All
60th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
51st
4th
87th
5th
62nd
6th
2nd
7th
46th
8th
98th
All
58th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
78th
3rd
49th
4th
57th
5th
46th
6th
44th
7th
66th
8th
65th
All
58th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
76th
3rd
36th
4th
69th
5th
50th
6th
44th
7th
56th
8th
83rd
All
59th
 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? STRONG
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? NEUTRAL
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? NEUTRAL
Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? NEUTRAL
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? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.3 0.7 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 12.5% 50.0% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.0 days 1.4 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 95.6% 96.0% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 94.6% 93.6% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 66.1% 81.4%
Teachers 74.1% 79.9%
Parents 62% 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 (Fine and Performing Arts)

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 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Ballroom Dancing 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Ethnic/Folk Dance 
  • Film and Video 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Guitar 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Murals 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Recorder 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Art Appreciation 
  • Crafts Workshop 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Breakfasts 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Gang Awareness Workshop 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Music Appreciation 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Math Team 
  • Poetry Workshops 
  • Science Club 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Swimming 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Exercise 
  • Flag Football 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Swimming 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Running 
  • Soccer 
  • 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 2017
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) 2016-2018
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) Year 1 2012-2014
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017