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
2.2%
Hispanic
91.5%
White
5.6%
Other
0.5%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
91.2%
Diverse Learners
14.8%
Limited English
45.8%
Mobility Rate ?
7.1%
Chronic Truancy ?
NOT ENOUGH DATA
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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 2019-2020

2019 Profile Page Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
MODERATELY ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
79th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
88th
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
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Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Awards

Excelerate Award Gold ?

Student Growth By Grade Level ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
42nd
4th
20th
5th
59th
6th
98th
7th
86th
8th
84th
All
79th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
47th
4th
58th
5th
75th
6th
67th
7th
99th
8th
99th
All
88th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
44th
3rd
46th
4th
38th
5th
31st
6th
61st
7th
82nd
8th
85th
All
61st
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
66th
3rd
42nd
4th
47th
5th
41st
6th
52nd
7th
77th
8th
94th
All
65th
 0
50
99
National Average
School Culture and Climate Details MODERATELY 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? NEUTRAL
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? WEAK
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? NEUTRAL
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? VERY STRONG
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2018 2019 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 0.5 0.0 5.2
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 13.8% 0.0% 15.1%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 2.3 days 0.0 days 1.9 days
Other Important Metrics
2018 2019 District Average
Student attendance 95.8% 95.1% 92.8%
Teacher attendance 95.2% 95.4% 94.7%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 97.4% 81.4%
Teachers 82.5% 78.5%
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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
  • 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 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
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 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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