Wacker is a Tier 1+ neighborhood school that prides itself on being a small, personalized student- centered learning environment.Student skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking are strengthened by the intensive curriculum and high expectations.  All classrooms have Promethean Boards. Chromebooks and IPADs are also used to enhance learning. Wacker has established partnerships with Beverly Arts Center, Forward Momentum, Pretty Brown Girls, Trinity Church, Learn Together/Grow Together Day Care Center, South Side Help Center,  Breaking Bread Male Intitative, Metropolitan Family Services, Youth First Counseling Services, Chicago State University, St. Xavier University ,Roosevelt University, Urban Gateways,  University of Illinois' "Science on the Go",   Trinity All Nations Church and several other community organizations.. Students are encouraged to compete in the schoolwide Spelling Bee, Science Fair, Essay, Speech, and Young Authors competitions. Wacker is also a pilot school, partnering with CASEL for developing social and emotional competenices of students. Wacker offers art,technology, social-emotional learning, and range of classes.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

244

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Ekaterini Anastasios Panagakis
Principal

Tanya Branch
Administrative Lead Teacher

Donna Owens
Clerk

Hours


8:00 AM-3:00 PM
School Hours
8:00 AM
Earliest Drop Off

 

Public Transit


Not Reported

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
98.8%
Hispanic
1.2%
White
0.0%
Other
0.0%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
83.6%
Limited English
0.4%
Mobility Rate ?
NOT YET AVAILABLE
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT YET AVAILABLE
 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

School Year 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
99th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
96th
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
99th
5th
99th
6th
99th
7th
99th
8th
84th
All
99th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
94th
4th
92nd
5th
58th
6th
99th
7th
95th
8th
99th
All
96th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
45th
3rd
78th
4th
90th
5th
88th
6th
90th
7th
73rd
8th
84th
All
81st
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
56th
3rd
75th
4th
81st
5th
84th
6th
98th
7th
41st
8th
86th
All
77th
 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? VERY 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? VERY STRONG
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? STRONG
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 7.0 3.8 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 83.3% 45.5% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.9 days 1.7 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 95.9% 95.5% 92.8%
Teacher attendance --- --- ---
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 95.7% 81.4%
Teachers 63.0% 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

Open Enrollment

Deadline:  12/13/2019
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 
  • Smaller Learning Community 
Creative
  • Student Art Club 
  • Talent Show 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Mobile Asthma Provider 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Targeted Interventions 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Book Club 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Family Breakfasts 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Grandparents Group 
  • Literacy Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Self-Esteem Workshops 
  • Supporting your Student Workshops/Programs 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chess Team 
  • Debate Team 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Tutoring 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Football 
  • Girls on Track 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
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 2019
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2018
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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