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CICS Prairie

Charter | K-8 | 405 students

We are best known for our rigorous curriculum.

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Living in Chicago

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $69,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $960.

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 1, 2013

I just took my child out of this school recently.Good staff,great teachers.TERRIBLE students.Especially 7th grade.Rude and disrespectful.The bullying in this school is horrible.Parents beware!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2012

i am very excited about this school but at this point i cannot give an intelligent review since my grandchild has not had the opportunity to attend.


Posted February 24, 2011

This school is GREAT! I had to pay for my children to attend private school due to a lack of safety not only in the school but in the surrounding neighborhood. My grandson can have a quality education and not have to worry about safety. Every child should have the right to learn in an environment that can provide this possibility and C.I.C.S. Prairie offers this to our children. KUDOS! Goes out to such a GREAT Principal and Staff! Thank you for all that you do.
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Posted February 17, 2011

My child has been at this school for K-2 and so far I don't have any complaints. My child has been learning at a well pace. I see and hear evidence of learning in many aspects. There is great structure and communication with parents especially for those that work full time and can't always be at their child's school on a regular basis.
—Submitted by a parent


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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
English
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • English
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Girls on the run
  • Yoga club
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Kristin Baldino
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (773) 928-6971

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • English
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • flag football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Girls on the run
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Technology club
  • Yoga club
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
More from this school
  • The mission of Chicago International Charter School (CICS) is to provide, through innovation and choice, an attractive and rigorous college preparatory education that meets the needs of today's students.
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
10% of our students attend selective enrollment schools
Many of our students attend other CICS high schools (Longwood, Ralph Ellison, etc.)
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11530 S. Prairie
Chicago, IL 60628
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Phone: (773) 928-0480

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