Lorca School is a neighborhood school providing exemplary college and career differentiated instruction through the Personalized Learning model:  with flexible seating and ed-tech tools, learning occurs any where, any time, any place!

Lorca School has a state-of-the-art educational facility: community garden, cafeteria, gym, library, science lab, computer lab, art room, and music room. Go LORCA ORCAS!

 

School Rating ?

Level 1 ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

769

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Erleah July Cyrwus
Principal

Claudia Guerrero
Assistant Principal

Marcelo Costilla
Assistant Principal

Mike Elliott
Interventionist

Gloria Varela
Clerk

Grace Itter
Counselor

Hours


08:15 AM-03:15 PM
School Hours
8:10 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:15-4:15 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
53, 56, 77
CTA Train
Blue

Demographics ?


Asian
0.1%
Black
1.6%
Hispanic
89.2%
White
5.2%
Other
3.9%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
87.8%
Limited English
45.6%
Mobility Rate ?
7.9%
Chronic Truancy ?
12.7%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full Day

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

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 ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
62nd
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
63rd
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
96th
4th
36th
5th
13th
6th
85th
7th
81st
8th
48th
All
62nd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
28th
4th
33rd
5th
16th
6th
40th
7th
99th
8th
94th
All
63rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
54th
3rd
56th
4th
37th
5th
38th
6th
76th
7th
77th
8th
81st
All
63rd
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
48th
3rd
50th
4th
39th
5th
46th
6th
52nd
7th
83rd
8th
91st
All
64th
 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? NEUTRAL
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? NEUTRAL
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? 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? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.0 0.5 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 0.0% 13.8% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 0.0 days 2.3 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 96.0% 95.8% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 95.8% 95.2% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 93.5% 81.4%
Teachers 89.3% 79.9%
Parents 42% 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
  • After School All-Stars 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Performing Arts 
Creative
  • Ceramics 
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Crochet 
  • Culinary Classes 
  • Dance 
  • Film and Video 
  • Guitar 
  • Knitting 
  • Media and Production Workshops 
  • Mosaics 
  • Photography 
  • Piano/Keyboard 
  • Rock Band 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Violin/Strings 
  • Woodwork 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Nutrition Program 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Targeted Interventions 
  • Workshops/Classes 
Life and Leadership
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • Crafts Workshop 
  • ESL Workshops 
  • Family Nights 
  • Field Trip 
  • Health and Well-Being Workshops 
  • Nutrition Workshops 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Safety Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Bilingual Support 
  • Book/Reading Club 
  • Chicago History Fair 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Newspaper 
  • Poetry Club 
  • Science Club 
  • Science Lab 
  • Spelling Team 
  • Technology Club 
  • Tutoring 
  • Yearbook Club 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Flag Football 
  • Floor Hockey 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Lacrosse 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • 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
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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