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CICS Washington Park

Charter | K-8 | 460 students

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Living in Chicago

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $100,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $910.

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 6 ratings

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Posted August 19, 2014

The best things about CICS Washington Park are the passionate, dedicated teachers and the college-going culture. The school has gone through a lot of change in the past two years, which is always difficult, but I truly believe the school has come out stronger. I can't get over how committed the teachers I work with are. Students are learning more and more (check out our improved CPS ratings!), and I'm so excited to make this year even better.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 11, 2014

This school has gone through significant change for the better, and that is proven in the results. The school received an award from the Mayor for growth in the 99th percentile of the nation. Our students do have educational trips, and last year we had a beautiful 8th grade ceremony. We're excited about the amount of growth our students made this past year, and we have a very dedicated staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 1, 2014

I have been a parent at this school for many years and the last two years they have change tremedously for the worse. The kids have no sports teams, no educational field trips, they don't have 8th graduation cermonies, they play favortism with the students, their breakfast and lunch program is horrible, etc. they only have a hand full of quality staff. Oh they only focused on testing last year the kids didn't learn a thing outside of that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2013

This was the first time that my sons came into a Chicago school. This is just the beginning but my sons have taken on the great teachings of going to college. Everyday they come back with cheers and know the name about colleges from all over. Great school and the earliest start is at 7:30 am
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2011

I like the school and what it is teaching my child. I just wish that more parents would be involved in the school. If more parents were involved this school could be much better. It's a shame the more parents do not feel the same way that I do about their children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2011

Originally, my husband and I had our children in two private schools. As time went, (as well as financial hardships) we had to choose a school that was up to our standards and one that our children would get the best learning tools and teachers that showed professionalism, care, patience and an overall concern for their students. Guess what? We found that at Washington Park CICS. No only are our children getting the best education, the teachers and staff are OUTSTANDING. If there are any parents who want to find that perfect fit for their children, I recommend Washington Park CICS. Oh, and did I mention that my children love, adore and respect their teachers. GO WILDCATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2011

Great School my son really enjoys it and the staff is wonderful they do a good job of working with the parents to address the kids needs. I would definitely recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2011

Outstanding school.I appreciate how the teachers and staff are hands on with the students.My child is in kindergarten and not only is she reading but can tell me all about the 7 continents and much more.Go Wildcats!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2011

I like this school because the teachers are great. My child reads and writes well. He also knows a lot about geography, science, maths....The teachers are very nice and are always willing to listen and communicate.
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Posted February 14, 2011

I would recommend this school to others, the teachers and curriculum are above the normal standards of public schools.
—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
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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
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Clubs
  • Gardening
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Jeremy Shedlosky and Jessica Beasley
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (773) 324-3302

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
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
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

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
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
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
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • The CICS Washington Park campus provides an atmosphere that supports studnet learning and well being on a daily basis. Our goal is the embrace each student for the individuals they are in presenting curriculum so that achievment is observable through a variety of student created products and state assessment results.
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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Betsy Ross Elementary School
Sexton Elementary School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
CICS Longwood
CICS Ralph Ellison
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110 E. 61st St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Phone: (773) 347-0200

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