Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy is Chicago’s first and only Museum School. Unique learning partnerships for children and families are established with the Art Institute, National Museum of Mexican Fine Art, Field Museum, and Northwestern University School of Law. Students routinely utilize Chicago’s museums to support learning.  In addition, Talcott offers a Dual Language Program that aims for academic excellence, bilingual, bi-literacy, and cross-cultural competence.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

476

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Olimpia Bahena
Principal

Jessica Kertz
Assistant Principal

Hours


07:45 AM-02:45 PM
School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
50, 65, 66
CTA Train
Orange

Demographics ?


Asian
0.4%
Black
7.1%
Hispanic
81.7%
White
7.1%
Other
3.6%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
77.9%
Limited English
40.8%
Mobility Rate ?
6.4%
Chronic Truancy ?
15%
 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

Preschool Inclusive Program:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
40th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
6th
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 BELOW AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
40th
4th
1st
5th
72nd
6th
87th
7th
78th
8th
16th
All
40th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
92nd
4th
1st
5th
2nd
6th
36th
7th
1st
8th
3rd
All
6th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
67th
3rd
72nd
4th
43rd
5th
56th
6th
65th
7th
91st
8th
57th
All
66th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
40th
3rd
82nd
4th
70th
5th
44th
6th
58th
7th
54th
8th
46th
All
54th
 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? 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? WEAK
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NEUTRAL
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? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.8 0.2 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 4.3% 2.0% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.5 days 5.0 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 95.2% 95.4% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 95.5% 95.7% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 92.8% 81.4%
Teachers 85.4% 79.9%
Parents 67% 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/Dual Language)

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
  • Community School 
  • Early Childhood Program 
Creative
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Painting 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
Parent and Community
  • Cooking Club 
  • Family Nights 
  • Fitness For Parents 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Chess 
  • Girls on the Run 
  • 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