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Lasalle Elementary Language Academy

Public | K-8 | 571 students

World Languages, well rounded education, diversity.

 
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4 stars

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2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted October 14, 2008

My sons are now into fifth and first grade at LaSalle. They love their school and must of all their teachers. The new principal is great and always willing to discuss any issues and/or any updates on the school. The test scores are great as well. Thank you for doing a wonderful job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

We are heading into our sixth year at LaSalle and have had a chance to experience both principals and while I had no issues with the previous one. I love the new one. We felt our highly motivated child was welcomed for a good test score and then forgotten. Not so anymore with a principal always finding out about new programs for us. We couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

My child has been at LaSalle for 3 year now and loves it. It is a diverse, inner city, PUBLIC school, and let's not forget that! LaSalle does not have a selective entrance exam like the gifted centers and the pre-IB program. This makes it all the more amazing that it gets such a wonderful placement record into the top city high schools. It is not perfect, but given the 30-34 children per class, and the non-selective entrance, it does a great job. The students who work hard seem to do pretty well, the test scores are great. The language trips sound fabulous. Sometimes I wish that the complaining parents would just pull their children and go to their local neighborhood schools, as the negativity can be infectious. I would like to say thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2008

I am a parent of a recent graduate of Lasalle, the school has prepared my daughter extremely well, she has placed in all honor classes for her freshamn year and straight to Spanish 3 thanks to her extensive language learning. I thank all of the Lasalle staff for this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

LaSalle is an excellent school, even if your child isn't a fast learner. you can request parent teacher conferences, and extra help is always given to those who need it. Complaints are always taken to mind
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 23, 2008

I am a student at LaSalle LAnguage Academy. I really love the school, and would recommend this school to anyone interested. My teachers are fantastic, I have great friends, and our school is one of the best all around, especially in culture and academics. The best part is that you choose a language to take in Kindergarden, and then get to go to a country that speaks that language for an exchange program in 7th or 8th grade. Its very culturally enriching and fun experience. I really love my school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2007

My daughter is currently in 4th grade and I love how well the kids get along with each other, especially since most of them have been together since kindergarten. I can appreciate the strong involvement of the parents. My advice to any new comers is to overlook the cliques and just be your own person, keep in mind this good education is for your child/children. I would also like to comment about the communication between parents and teachers. So far the communication is there, just as long as you ask plenty of questions even if you don't think it matters. Some of my favorites are: Mrs. Knapp(kdg), Mrs. Waller(2nd grade), Mrs. ford/Mrs. Driscoll(3rd grade) and Mrs. Pinal(4th grade). Overall, my daughter and I love Lasalle Language Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2007

I agree with the reputation being lofty. The addition of more specific fine arts classes will make the school nore attractive. Although Dr. Narea has held it all together, most of her staff, teachers included, don't communicate well with parents. The quality of education at LaSalle is just good: There is not much of a challenge for the overachievers. For the most part, students are taught how to test well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2007

This school is fine if your child is self motivated and learns easily. The class sizes are too large for children with learning differences or other challenges to thrive. This issue becomes much more significant in the upper grades. There are also discipline issues that the school is quick to blame the students for when in reality many of the teachers lack classroom management skills and discipline policies are inconsistent and ineffective. The high teacher turnover rate in recent years is also a concern. This is an average school, there is much that needs improvement. The strengths are in the primary grade teachers and the high level of parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2006

Both of my children attended LaSalle and are now at a college prep high school. LaSalle prepared them well for high school. We feel very lucky that we were able to attend LaSalle. It is a public school where there are too many students per class and teachers are challenged from all sides but the school provides a beautiful balance of diversity, community, and education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2006

My daughter goes to this school and I agree with alot of the parents. Lasalle is just a reputation. The principal does not know how to interact with the parents and is very rude to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

LaSalle's greatest strengths are its diversity, its principal and its faculty. Parental involvement is welcomed and encouraged. Class sizes are large but don't appear to affect the quality of instruction. I would like to see a bit more emphasis on art and music, but you can't have everything--especially in the Chicago Public Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2006

LaSalle has high level of parent involvement and a challenging academic curriculum. Students are challenged and are well prepared for High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2006

Terrific test scores but class sizes (especially at the elementary grade levels were a bit worrying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

My daughter is now in the fourth grade at LaSalle and in the last two years things have been better especially second grade. It seems that as the children get older the teachers seem to have better communication skills as well as more patience. I still stand by my first posting on this site (March 2004) in regards to the principal because no matter what grade your child is in she still seems to lack communication skills and understanding of certain ethnic groups. Overall I would still recommend LaSalle to any parent because of the curriculum and a few choice teachers, Ms. Miller being at the TOP of the list.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2005

The school is great everybody is like a family member.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 1, 2005

Went there - Good School - Good kids (mostly).
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2005

Our son is entering 1st grade this fall. We were thrilled by the quality of education and warmth of the teachers during our 1st year at LaSalle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2004

LaSalle is an extraordinary school and the detracting comments within this website indicate a misunderstanding of so much. The comment that things go down hill after kindergarten is refuted by the fact that our 8th grade classes are often recognized for achieving the top ten highest school wide test scores in the State of Illinois. That accomplishment requires a continuum of quality from kindergarten through eighth grade. There's no doubt that LaSalle is a school where everyone is expected to work hard. That includes students, teachers, administrators, and parents. LaSalle achieves excellence through hard work. Every teacher I meet at LaSalle shows true, genuine, and real concern for my children. They also show remarkable insight to my children, their needs, and their abilities. If they seem a little 'busy' and rushed, so be it, because I know they are accomplishing great things. I've seen it firsthand at all grade levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2004

I agree with the parent that stated 'Lasalle's good school is just that 'a reputation'. The teachers and that's including the principal need to learn to to interact with parents and solve whatever conflicts that occur. 90% of the time they act like you are bothering them when you are inquring about anything. The best thing about LaSalle is the kindergarden teachers. They are wondeful and caring. After that it all goes down the tubes.
—Submitted by a parent


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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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The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

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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

 
 
86%

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99%

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99%

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99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

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93%

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91%

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91%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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97%

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92%

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93%
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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%
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

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
90%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low income36%
Non-low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male72%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income46%
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income63%
Non-low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female75%
Male90%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low income56%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income75%
Non-low income100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
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 Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Low income58%
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male77%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Low income63%
Non-low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income52%
Non-low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female81%
Male82%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income57%
Non-low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
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 Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income86%
Non-low income90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income93%
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Black87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income100%
Non-low income92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
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 Students87%
Female86%
Male87%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income67%
Non-low income95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
Black80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income89%
Non-low income93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
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 ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 34% 51%
Black 24% 18%
Hispanic 23% 23%
Asian 9% 4%
Two or more races 9% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Illinois Honor Roll (2009)
  • Illinois Honor Roll (2010)
  • Illinois Honor Roll (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Dance club

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:50 am
School end time
  • 3:20 pm
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Elisabeth Heurtefeu
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (773) 534-7081

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • 1.5 to 6 miles CPS buses
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • DePaul University
  • Consulates
  • Old Town Triangle Association
  • Friends of LaSalle
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Dance club
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Math club
  • Model UN
  • Recycling club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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What are your chances?


1 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
70
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
3100

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Walter Payton College Prep
Lincoln IB and Whitney Young
Lane Tech and Northside
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1734 North Orleans Street
Chicago, IL 60614
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Phone: (773) 534-8470

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