James Ward is a neighborhood school recognized for its World Language (Spanish) Program. Our educational programs are geared to meet the needs of all students in the community. All students are encouraged to participate in district and community competitions. Our highly qualified teachers have received awards for their outstanding educational and community involvement.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

575

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Karen Denise Anderson
Principal

Karen Anderson
Principal

Maria Norville
Assistant Principal

Hours


07:45 AM-02:45 PM
School Hours
7:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


Not Reported

Demographics ?


Asian
71.0%
Black
12.2%
Hispanic
9.7%
White
6.4%
Other
0.7%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
77.2%
Limited English
49.0%
Mobility Rate ?
3.6%
Chronic Truancy ?
1.8%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR ABOVE 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
13th
4th
40th
5th
24th
6th
92nd
7th
96th
8th
70th
All
60th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
37th
4th
53rd
5th
54th
6th
9th
7th
99th
8th
84th
All
58th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
84th
3rd
71st
4th
81st
5th
81st
6th
89th
7th
95th
8th
90th
All
85th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
97th
3rd
95th
4th
95th
5th
93rd
6th
95th
7th
99th
8th
99th
All
96th
 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? VERY 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? 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? NEUTRAL
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? WEAK
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 0.9 0.2 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 8.6% 4.8% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.4 days 2.0 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 98.2% 98.1% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 94.8% 95.7% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 98.8% 81.4%
Teachers 90.5% 79.9%
Parents > 75% 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 (World Language)

Deadline:  12/6/2019
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 
Creative
  • Ceramics 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Crochet 
  • Culinary Classes 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Jewelry 
  • Musicals 
  • Origami 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Plays/Acting 
  • Scrapbooking 
  • Talent Show 
Health and Wellness
  • Common Threads 
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Life and Leadership
  • Boys/Girls Scouts 
Parent and Community
  • Art Workshops 
  • Cooking Club 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
Scholastic
  • Academic Olympics 
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Keep Kids Learning (KKL) Program 
  • Math Bowl 
  • Math Team 
  • Science Club 
  • Spelling Team 
  • Technology Club 
  • Yearbook Club 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Girls on Track 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Bowling 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Running 
  • Soccer 
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 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 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017
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