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Beasley Elementary Magnet Academic Center

Public | PK-8 | 1361 students

 

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Posted November 19, 2013

Overall, I'm pleased with the curriculum at Beasley. I had four children attend, two in the gufted program and two in the magnet program. My oldest graduated from the gifted program, two years ago and is now a sophomore at Jones College Preparatory H.S. My other three, one in the gifted and the other two magnet program. My daughter in 8th grade gifted program is planning on attending Lindblom. The other two are in the magnet program and the teachers are really good. Beasley offers their students so much. Everything from; football, basketball,cheerleading, annual high school & college fairs, choir, art, band, student council, violin, wood shop/drafting, boys mentoring, dance, swimming, saftey patrol, yearbook, clubs,Cross Country/track, girls softball, drama, chess, girls mentoring program. The school is large but has a family feel, unifirms are required but you'll save money throughout the year because of it (trust me), the focus is on academics only, Championship sports teams, solid leadership. Graduates typically attend the best. & top high schools, including the top catholic high schools, SE public high schools and top charter high schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Beasley is a very good school , especially since this is my child's second year in the CPS school I had doubts about the school system until 8/26/13 now that she attends Beasley , I can most definitely say that she will be a student there until she goes to High School , this is truly a school that prepares the kids for the future beyond elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2013

Beasley is on its way back to the same School it was in the 80's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2013

Personally, I love this school. I have two kids in the gifted program and they are being challenged, go on amazing trips, participate in multiple actvities and are working two grades ahead of their peers. Beasley also offers, Spanish and French and has a full size swimming poopl, which my kids have learned how to swim. Another plus on why I love Beasley is because 8th graders go on to attend the top high schools in Chicago; Payton, Westinghouse, Whitney Young, Jones, Lindblom, Brooks, South Shore Intl College Prep, Urban Prep Aacdemy for Young Men, Kenwood & Noble Network High Schools all have Beasley students in attendance each year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2011

Very unprofessional staff, I have tried to complete an IEP for over 8 months. Principal and staff unresponsive.....Lawyers have even tried to get in touch with staff.....no luck...Teachers very disrespectful......and unconcerned
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2011

I have two children at Beasley.I do think that Beasley is not the quality Magnet School that it use to be back in the 80s.I like all of the extra curricular activities that Beasley has to offer, but I am displeased with the rigor of the homework that is assigned to my children.Some of the teachers are good teachers and concerned,but there are many who are very rude to the parents and I take offense to this being a teacher myself. I feel that Beasley is living and thriving from it's former reputation and I do hope that things change for the better in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Beasley is such a great school and have alot of Acedemic Challenges it have excellent teachers strong leadership and strong acedemic programs all of the things for a great school


Posted October 4, 2010

In my opinion, which if you were at Beasley nowadays is disappointing. It was my first choice to send my baby. Unless you have connections with the principal and the hellions, then you are okay, gifted or not-gifted. The principal exhibits partiality in the worst way and ignores issues with incompetent staff and teachers. Not a school of distinction anymore? RUN!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2010

Beasley isn't doing enough for our children. It isn't what it used to be in the 80's. Please check out Walt Disney Magnet School, just 10 mins. from downtown. Disney's gifted program is way better;Adv. Math and Adv. language/Reading, science lab plus students study Chinese daily. Disney offer its regular students Art, recess, science lab, animation, music(general/band/Disney Choir, P.E., Chinese language & Culture(weekly), Library and Computer Education. Disney has 1600 students (Prek-8). Their test scores is 85%-90%. Disney offer after school til 3pm-6pm for working parents & athletics program: Flag Football, Baskball, Golf, Volleyball, cheerleading, Track&Field,Dance. They also offer summer day camp and a summer program for gifted students. This is what Beasely used to be and should still be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

Overall, I am pleased with the curriculum at Beasley given that this is my son's first year. There are some disciplinary issues with children in my son's class but I think that discipline should start at home. There is only so much a teacher can do. Great school though!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

My child is currently a student at Beasley. I originally selected this school because according to the report cards this school seemed academically on par, but just as importantly, they offered many other activities like band, drafting, swimming, spanish, etc.. Overall, I think Beasley is an average school. Other reviewers are correct when they talk about how rude some of the staff can be. This is a very large school and may be too large for its own good. There have been some great teachers in my opinion, but we have had at least one really bad teacher. The gifted program seems to be great and is handled separately from the rest of the school. I suspect that the gifted program really helps bring the schools score averages up. They don't encourage volunteering in your childs classroom. There is room for improvements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2010

My daughter attends Beasley also. Overall I am very pleased with the teachers. There are some who are demotivating and act as if the children there don't deserve a quality education, however, in life, there will always be a few thorns. My daughter thus far has kept her above average ISAT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2010

My son attends this school. Some teachers are wonderful. Others there for the check. Curriculum and textbooks are great. The students, however, leave a lot to be desired. 2nd and 3rd grade students were fluent in cursing, bullying, and lack discipline. The teachers at Beasley have a tough time disciplining students because classrooms are overloaded with students dealing with 'adult issues'. There are just some things I do not wish to 'rub off' on my child like using profanity to recite the ABC'c being one of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

My son goes to Beasley and iits a very challenging school he has to take 8 periods and every since he has been going to Beasley his test scores has improved
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

My son has attended Beasley since the fourth grade and my feelings have been up and down. I can honestly say that the Some teachers actually care. They will call home, give extra work in troubled areas, and even offer information about tutoring whereas some teachers are only there for a check. Those are the ones I feel should be fired! However, I feel that Beasley is preparing my child for succesful high school years. The work is very challenging and brings out the best in the students. Hopefully Beasley will stop paying the main office staff to be rude to parents. Overall, Beasley is still distinguished with academic values but the classes are too large.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

My little sister attend this school and I feel the teachers are stern and straight foward, She has shown great improvement and seems to be enjoying Beasley quite well. I believe its one of the best schools in chicago!!


Posted February 24, 2009

I enjoyed Beasley alot..I am a former student class of 2008...I was in every club, sport, and activity and still able to manage an a and b report card in 8th grade...Beasley has prepared me for my future, becuase of this school i was able to get in one of the top schools in the city. St. Ignatius College Prep. It was a big change for me because Beasley was mostly Afrcian American and Ignatius is mostly white...I dont get discouraged nor do I feel different..My success and my grades from Beasley got me to where I am today, a successful women
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2008

I am a current parent and former Beasley Bee and I think the school is doing a great job at providing quality education for our children. There is always going to be a person where ever you go who has a complaint or issue but do you become a part of the problem or the solution? I wished we as parents would do a better job at assessing situations and no reacting emotionally if things don't go our way. All our children are gifted...it is up to us to nuture them as best we can with what we have and Beasley allows top quality education in a public school enviornment. Keep it up....the scores are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

Beasley is not what it used to be. Six years ago it would have been seen as 'the school of distinction' but not now. The staff are very rude. I absolutely hate it when I need to call up to the school to get information to my daughter. The teachers don't return your calls until 3-4 days later. I would not recommend anyone to put their child in Beasley. I visited Van de Pool school, and the teachers there are really concerned about the students education. A big difference from Beasley; where teachers don't seem to care about the students education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

I am a parent of a former Beasley bee, and a current easley bee, and both of my children have done well at easley. I am very pleased with the overall quality of the educators that my kids have had while attending easley. The current music program (excellent- thank you mrs Davis!) mrs howard's dance program when she was there - the best, thank you Beasley for all you do!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

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87%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

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71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students51%
Female53%
Male49%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female62%
Male51%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income54%
Not low income68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students48%
Female55%
Male42%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income42%
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female69%
Male46%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income48%
Not low income96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female83%
Male68%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income71%
Not low income91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students38%
Female35%
Male41%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income35%
Not low income52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female56%
Male45%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income48%
Not low income61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students59%
Female59%
Male59%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income54%
Not low income76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female71%
Male60%
Black66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income61%
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students50%
Female54%
Male47%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income48%
Not low income64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income63%
Not low income77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female78%
Male71%
Black74%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income73%
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students57%
Female55%
Male60%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income56%
Not low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female78%
Male65%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income70%
Not low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 97% 18%
Hispanic 2% 24%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Kim Brasfield

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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5255 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60609
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Phone: (773) 535-1230

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