Thorp Scholastic Academy is a national exemplar school recognized by the P21 Foundation, as a school committted to promoting the 21st century skills of communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinkin and caring in learning. Students at Thorp Academy are expected to demonstrate their understanding through a problem solving based method of inquiry and instruction that promotes student agency and authentic learning.

Thorp offers a Mathematics and Science Magnet Program and a comprehensive gifted program. The school has a computer and science lab, as well as a comprehensive music and art program. Our partnerships with institutions of higher learning include: DePaul University, University of Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, Wright College, and Northeastern University.

 

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

K-8

# of Students

843

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Efren D Toledo
Principal

Madonna Arredondo
Assistant Principal

Jason Roberts
Assistant Principal

Hours


07:30AM - 2:30PM
School Hours
7:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off
Paid After-care 6:30 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
80, 86, 91
CTA Train
Blue

Demographics ?


Asian
3.9%
Black
8.2%
Hispanic
51.1%
White
30.2%
Other
6.5%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
41.9%
Limited English
8.9%
Mobility Rate ?
NOT YET AVAILABLE
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT YET AVAILABLE
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

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 ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
66th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
73rd
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
92nd
4th
75th
5th
2nd
6th
72nd
7th
96th
8th
52nd
All
66th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
70th
4th
96th
5th
5th
6th
34th
7th
99th
8th
41st
All
73rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
72nd
3rd
86th
4th
92nd
5th
84th
6th
85th
7th
92nd
8th
92nd
All
87th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
74th
3rd
79th
4th
95th
5th
73rd
6th
87th
7th
98th
8th
96th
All
89th
 0
50
99
National Average
School Culture and Climate Details MODERATELY 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? WEAK
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? NEUTRAL
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? 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? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.8 0.5 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 21.2% 21.1% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.6 days 2.0 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 96.5% 96.1% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- ---
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 83.8% 81.4%
Teachers 84.6% 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 (Scholastic Academy)

Deadline:  12/13/2019
Grades Served: K-8
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students must submit a Choice Elementary Schools application between October and December. Applicants are selected by 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. After siblings are accommodated, 40% of remaining seats for the entry-grade level are allocated for applicants who live within a 1.5 mile radius of the school, and remaining entry-grade level seats are evenly distributed among the four socio-economic tiers. For all grades other than the entry-grade level, seats remaining after siblings are accommodated are filled through a general computerized lottery.
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
  • Comprehensive Gifted Program 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Animation/Cartoon 
  • Art Studio 
  • Band/Orchestra 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Culinary Classes 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Fiber Arts 
  • Film and Video 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Guitar 
  • Knitting 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Murals 
  • Musicals 
  • Painting 
  • Percussion 
  • Photography 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Rock Band 
  • Step Dance 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Talent Show 
  • Theater 
  • Web Design 
  • Weekend Enrichment 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Book Club 
  • Community Service 
  • Crafts Workshop 
  • Dance Classes 
  • Family Nights 
  • Fitness For Parents 
  • Math/Science Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Running 
  • Self-Esteem Workshops 
  • Walking 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Literature 
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Chess Team 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Comprehensive Gifted Program 
  • Debate Team 
  • History Club 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Math Bowl 
  • Math Team 
  • Poetry Workshops 
  • Science Club 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Writers Workshop 
  • Yearbook Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Tennis 
  • Chess 
  • Dance 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Tennis 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
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
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 2019
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017
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