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CICS West Belden

Charter | K-8 | 500 students

We are best known for high academic standards.

 
 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $100,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $930.

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5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted October 3, 2014

Iam a parent at CICS West Belden. I have 3 children attending. I remember my daughter's first day of kindergarden I felt welcomed and I noticed the big smiles of all the teachers and staff ready to start a great school year. This school is truly the best. The teachers are wonderful. They work very hard to help our children reach their goals. My kids love their school. I very proud to be part of the West Belden community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2014

I am a Parent at CICS West Belden, Me and my Children LOVES this School so much because they Inspire you to be the best you can be, And you stay connected with your Child's Education. When i walk into CICS WestBelden, I get Full Respect and my Children. The Teachers are so Amazing there. I have 4 Children that goes to CICS WestBelden. And they Love this School,I am Always and be proud to say my Child has gotten their Education from this school Its full with GREATNESS!!
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Posted September 12, 2013

The teachers and staff at the school exhibit excellent teamwork. The seem to genuinely be working for the good of the students. The teachers and other staff care about the curriculum and overall well-being of the students. I notice the principal involved on a day to day basis.
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Posted February 21, 2011

West Belden's teachers and staff work together to help all students achieve their greatest potential!
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Posted February 21, 2011

I have three children who attend this school, and we have been involved there for 6 years. Each year gets progressively better. The teachers work with the parents to ensure that every child learns to their fullest potential. The new teachers are mentored by the seasoned ones, and strategies identified to help in areas of challenge. We are very proud of our entire school community.
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Posted February 10, 2011

As a parent I'm very happy that i have the choice to send my son to WEST BELDEN. This school is absolutely great indeed. The teachers really do care for the students success. They help our kids achieve their reading goals and math skills. WEST BELDEN prepares our children to not only succeed in school but also outside of it. WEST BELDEN is truly a wonderful school that can open many doors for children. I'm proud to say that my child is a BULLDOG.
—Submitted by a parent


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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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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
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
Clubs
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Clubs
  • Dance club: Hip Hop Yoga
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Cooking club
  • Yoga club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Lisa Meyer
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (773) 637-9791

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
  • 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
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

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

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Dance club: Hip Hop Yoga
  • Drama club
  • Game club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Student newspaper
  • 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
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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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2245 N. McVicker
Chicago, IL 60639
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Phone: (773) 637-9430

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