McNair is a neighborhood school with a focus on science through the participation in the Chicago Math & Science Initiative. The school features music and a science lab for all grades and Internet access through classroom connections. The school’s partners include Edison Alliance, Epstein and Sons, Westside Ministers Coalition, Hope Foundation and Chicago Children’s Choir.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

INTENSIVE SUPPORT

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

375

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Benetrice Leneice Whitfield
Principal

Benetrice Whitfield
Assistant Principal

Tasia White
Academic Director

Hours


7:30 AM-2:30 PM
School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
54, 70

Demographics ?


Asian
0.8%
Black
81.6%
Hispanic
16.0%
White
0.3%
Other
1.3%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
97.1%
Limited English
8.0%
Mobility Rate ?
20%
Chronic Truancy ?
26.7%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Half Day

Bilingual Services:

No

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
79th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
95th
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 FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
31st
5th
1st
6th
82nd
7th
85th
8th
59th
All
79th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
66th
5th
39th
6th
99th
7th
68th
8th
99th
All
95th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
4th
3rd
73rd
4th
10th
5th
26th
6th
21st
7th
41st
8th
40th
All
25th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
7th
3rd
90th
4th
47th
5th
81st
6th
68th
7th
28th
8th
31st
All
51st
 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? NEUTRAL
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? STRONG
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? VERY 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 6.8 2.6 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 7.8% 6.7% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.9 days 3.0 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 96.0% 96.5% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 97.3% 96.4% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 63.2% 81.4%
Teachers 70.0% 79.9%
Parents 49% 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:  12/6/2019
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
  • Community School 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
Creative
  • Choir/Chorus 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
Parent and Community
  • Family Nights 
Scholastic
  • City Year 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
Sports and Fitness
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Dance 
  • Double Dutch 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Soccer 
  • 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 2018
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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