John Whistler Elementary is a Magnet Cluster School which focuses on math, science, and technology. Whistler partners with Maple Park Association, Chicago Bull’s Organization, Chicago State University, and the Y of Chicago. Whistler provides an extended day of academic and enrichment activities through the Community School. Whistler uses a research-based curriculum.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

342

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Katina Marie Manuel
Principal

Carlepha Kyser
Assistant Principal

Hours


8:30 am-3:30 pm
School Hours

 

Public Transit


Not Reported

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
98.2%
Hispanic
1.5%
White
0.3%
Other
0.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
90.6%
Limited English
0.3%
Mobility Rate ?
10.1%
Chronic Truancy ?
22.4%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

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 ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
36th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
23rd
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
1st
4th
99th
5th
74th
6th
32nd
7th
27th
8th
82nd
All
36th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
1st
4th
63rd
5th
14th
6th
79th
7th
83rd
8th
42nd
All
23rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
95th
3rd
65th
4th
86th
5th
98th
6th
76th
7th
76th
8th
96th
All
89th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
97th
3rd
59th
4th
42nd
5th
52nd
6th
68th
7th
73rd
8th
90th
All
72nd
 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? STRONG
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? VERY STRONG
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? VERY STRONG
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? VERY 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? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 1.9 2.3 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 54.5% 7.8% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.3 days 1.8 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 94.3% 95.4% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 94.8% 96.3% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 66.0% 81.4%
Teachers 69.2% 79.9%
Parents 46% 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

Open Enrollment

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 
  • Kindergarten 
Creative
  • Ballroom Dancing 
  • Dance 
  • Talent Show 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Parent and Community
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Leadership Development For Parents 
  • Meeting Space For Parent Groups 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
Scholastic
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Math Team 
  • Mayor Daley’s Book Club 
  • Spelling Team 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Technology Club 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Double Dutch 
  • Exercise 
  • Fitness Basics 
  • Flag Football 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Touch Football 
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) 2018-2020
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2012-2014
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2016-2018
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017